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The Irish Film & Television Academy Announce 2017 IFTA Film & Drama Awards Winners
10 Apr 2017 :
Host Deirdre O'Kane on the red carpet
The annual IFTA Film & Drama Awards, which for the second time was hosted by actress and comedienne Deirdre O’Kane, crowned A Date for Mad Mary with the title of Best Film.

Cast member Charleigh Bailey also took home the IFTA for Best Supporting Actress Film and was presented her Award by Irish actor James Nesbitt.

The Award for Best Drama went to historical drama 'Vikings' with Dee Corcoran and Tom McInerny also taking the statuette for Best Make-Up & Hair on the series.

The full awards ceremony will air on RTÉ One Tuesday, April 11th at 22:15.

  • Best Film Award goes to A Date for Mad Mary
  • OA star Paddy Gibson takes Rising Star Award
  • Double awards for A Date for Mad Mary & triple for The Siege of Jadotville
  • Oscar Nominees Ruth Negga & Consolata Boyle both award recipients
  • The Secret Scripture earns double awards in craft

Colm Meaney received the IFTA for Best Lead Actor Film for his portrayal of the late Martin McGuinness in Nick Hamm’s The Journey. The Award was presented by Fionnula Flanagan.

Three Awards went to Richie Smyth’s debut feature The Siege of Jadotville, with Smyth accepting the award for Best Director Film and Jason O’Mara receiving Best Supporting Actor Film. The film also won for VFX (Windmill Lane VFX).

Best Lead Actress in Film was awarded to Loving star Ruth Negga. 

The prestigious George Morrison Feature Documentary Award went to Dave Clarke and Ciarán Deeney, the team behind Colm Quinn’s Mattress Men.

Best Short Film went to Dave Tynan for viral project Heartbreak while Animated Short went to IADT graduate Vincent Gallagher for stop motion project Second to None.

Rising Star Nominee Peter Foott was awarded for Best Script in Film for The Young Offenders'.

The Rising Star award sponsored by the Irish Film Board went to The OA and Property of the State actor Patrick Gibson, who accepted his award from Bleed for This actor Ciarán Hinds.

Highlights for drama categories are led by Vikings team Morgan O'Sullivan & James Flynn accepting the coveted title of Best Drama, with an additional award for Best Make-Up & Hair for Dee Corcoran & Tom McInerney on the History Channel series shot in Co. Wicklow, Ireland.

Best Lead Actor in Drama this year goes to Cillian Murphy for Peaky Blinders with Amy Huberman taking the Best Lead Actress in Drama for new homegrown series Striking Out which was presented by Stephen Rea.

Another flagship achievement in original Irish drama is James Phelan’s award for Best Script Drama for Centenary comedy Wrecking the Rising.

Supporting acting talent in drama sees Charlie Murphy honoured for Happy Valley and Ned Dennehy for Irish language western series An Klondike.  

Consolata Boyle of Florence Foster Jenkins achieved the award for Best Costume Design for this, her sixth award of a total nine Irish Academy nominations to date.

Seamus McGarvey came out on top of the Director of Photography category for his work on Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals, and Nick Emerson for Best Editing on Billy O’Brien’s I Am Not A Serial Killer.

The Secret Scripture took double craft awards with Derek Wallace awarded the IFTA for Best Production Design and Brian Byrne taking the award for Best Original Music.

The Siege of Jadotville took home its third award for Best VFX, which went to Tim Chauncey of Windmill Lane VFX. Juanita Wilson’s second feature Tomato Red earned the award for Best Sound tonight, for the work of Niall Brady, Ken Galvin & Steve Fanagan.

Best International Film was Moonlight; Best International Actor Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea, Best International Actress was Emma Stone, for La La Land.

2017 Nominations & Winners

BEST FILM

A Date for Mad Mary
Love & Friendship
The Secret Scripture
The Siege of Jadotville
Tomato Red
The Young Offenders

ACTOR IN A LEAD ROLE FILM

Jamie Dornan - The Siege of Jadotville
Michael Fassbender - The Light Between Oceans
Colm Meaney - The Journey
Alex Murphy - The Young Offenders
Mark O'Halloran - History's Future

ACTRESS IN A LEAD ROLE FILM

Caoilfhionn Dunne - In View
Seana Kerslake - A Date for Mad Mary
Aisling Loftus -Property of The State
Ruth Negga - Loving
Catherine Walker - A Dark Song

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE FILM

Colin Farrell - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Brendan Gleeson - Trespass Against Us
Ciaran Hinds - Bleed for This
Jason O'Mara - The Siege of Jadotville
Chris Walley - The Young Offenders

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE FILM

Charleigh Bailey - A Date for Mad Mary
Simone Kirby - Notes on Blindness
Susan Lynch - Bad Day for the Cut
Hilary Rose - The Young Offenders
Fiona Shaw - Out of Innocence

DIRECTOR FILM

Peter Foott - The Young Offenders
Jim Sheridan - The Secret Scripture
Richie Smyth - The Siege of Jadotville
Darren Thornton - A Date for Mad Mary

SCRIPT FILM

Kevin Brodbin - The Siege of Jadotville
Peter Foott - The Young Offenders
Darren Thornton & Colin Thornton - A Date for Mad Mary
Juanita Wilson - Tomato Red

GEORGE MORRISON FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

Atlantic - Risteard O Domhnaill
Bobby Sands 66 Days - Trevor Birney
In Loco Parentis - Neasa Ní Chianáin
It's Not Yet Dark - Lesley McKimm & Kathryn Kathleen Kennedy
Mattress Men - Dave Clarke & Ciarán Deeney

SHORT FILM

Animal - Niall Owens
Baring Arms - Colm Quinn
Gridlock - Ian Hunt Duffy
Heartbreak - Dave Tynan
Lily - Graham Cantwell
Terminal - Natasha Waugh

ANIMATION

Define Intervention - Sean Cunningham
Don't Forget the Bread - Gary Gill
The Lost Letter - Kealan O' Rourke
Second to None - Vincent Gallagher

DRAMA

An Klondike
The Fall
Game of Thrones
Smalltown
Striking Out
Vikings

ACTOR IN A LEAD ROLE IN DRAMA

Dara Devaney - An Klondike 02
Cillian Murphy - Peaky Blinders
James Nesbitt - The Secret
Aidan Turner - Poldark
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor - Trial of the Century

ACTRESS IN A LEAD ROLE IN DRAMA

Caitriona Balfe - Outlander
Elaine Cassidy - No Offence
Anne Marie Duff - Murder: The Lost Weekend
Amy Huberman - Striking Out
Ruth Negga - Preacher

 

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN DRAMA

Liam Cunningham - Game of Thrones
Ned Dennehy - An Klondike
Moe Dunford - Vikings
Andrew Scott - The Hollow Crown
Robert Sheehan - Fortitude

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN DRAMA

Ruth Bradley - Humans
Sinead Cusack - Call The Midwife
Dominique McElligott - House of Cards
Charlene McKenna - Ripper Street
Charlie Murphy - Happy Valley

DIRECTOR DRAMA

Anthony Byrne - Ripper Street
Ciaran Donnelly - Vikings 4
Neasa Hardiman - Z: The Beginning of Everything
Dathai Keane - An Klondike

SCRIPT DRAMA

Gerard Barrett - Smalltown
Barry Devlin - My Mother and Other Strangers
Marcus Fleming - An Klondike
James Phelan - Wrecking the Rising

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Seamus McGarvey - Nocturnal Animals
Piers McGrail - Tomato Red
Robbie Ryan - American Honey
Cathal Watters - An Klondike 2

EDITING

Colin Campbell - Young Offenders
Dermot Diskin - The Secret Scripture
Nick Emerson - I am Not Serial Killer
Una Ni Dhonghaile - The Crown

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Mark Geraghty - Vikings Season 4
Mark Kelly - An Klondike 2
Anna Rackard - Love & Friendship
Derek Wallace - The Secret Scripture

COSTUME DESIGN

Joan Bergin - The Secret Scripture
Consolata Boyle - Florence Foster Jenkins
Triona Lillis - An Klondike
Eimer Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh - Love & Friendship

MAKE-UP & HAIR

An Klondike
Love & Friendship
Vikings
Wrecking the Rising

ORIGINAL MUSIC

David Holmes - The Fall
Steve Lynch - An Klondike
Patrick Cassidy - Smalltown
Brian Byrne - The Secret Scripture

SOUND

Game of Thrones
The Siege of Jadotville
Tomato Red
Without Name

VFX

Black Sails
Game Of Thrones
Ripper Street
The Siege of Jadotville




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