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9 important things that happened on the IFTAs red carpet last night

Amy Huberman looking like a princess, Gay Byrne lobbing the gob, and more.

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LAST NIGHT, THE winners of the 12th IFTA Awards for Film and Drama were announced in a ceremony in Dublin’s Mansion House.

The Academy Award-nominated animated feature Song of the Sea was named Best Film, while Love/Hate took the title of Best Drama.

Domhnall Gleeson, Deirdre O’Kane, Sarah Greene, Moe Dunford, Aidan Gillen, Stephen Rea, Aisling Franciosi and Charlie Murphy were among the actors who took home prizes on the night for their performances in film and TV.

The event, which was initially postponed after last year’s live debacle, was hosted by Caroline Morahan and will be broadcast on TV3 next Monday.

Until then, here’s what happened on the red carpet.

1. Amy Huberman proved once again that she’s our closest thing to royalty


2. Although Miriam O’Callaghan also gave her a run for her money

Bow down, everyone.

3. Mary Murray AKA Janet from Love/Hate had the show’s name written in diamanté on her back


4. Actually, the entire cast of Love/Hate were done up to the nines

Disappointed Tom Vaughan-Lawlor didn’t wear his King Nidge trainers, tbh.

5. Gay Byrne engaged in a spot of PDA


6. Jamie Dornan did not win Best Actor for The Fall and fans were absolutely disgusted

Who even is Aidan Gillen?

7. Although some managed to be magnanimous in defeat

8. Meanwhile, fans of Outlander star Caitriona Balfe even started an #IFTAforBalfe campaign

The Outlander star was nominated for two awards last night and caused fans to start an #IFTAforBalfe campaign in her honour.

Unfortunately, the actress walked away empty-handed.

Don’t despair, Balfe fans. We’re sure her time will come.

9. Finally, in the absence of Jamie Dornan, it was left to Colin O’Donoghue to get everyone all hot and bothered

*fans self*

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