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Here's a full list of IFTA nominees, as the bid to forget last year's 'embarrassing' ceremony begins

The first ceremony’s on 24 May.

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THE NOMINEES FOR the first of this years IFTA ceremonies are out, following intense speculation about whether or not the awards would make it onto our tellies at all this year.

Frank and Patrick’s Day lead the film nods with nine apiece, while Love/Hate and Vikings  lead the drama nominations with seven each.

Last year’s ceremony was overshadowed by criticism of the televised event, and there were doubts that it would go ahead in 2015.

However, TV3 took over the broadcasting duties from RTÉ and the awards will now be split in two, with a Film and Drama ceremony taking place on 24 May, and a separate TV awards going out in October. TV3 will broadcast highlights of each even.

Here are this year’s Film and Drama nominations

Best Film



I Used to live here


Patrick’s Day

Song of the Sea

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Director Film

Lenny Abrahamson - Frank

Gerard Barrett - Glassland

John Carney - Begin Again

Terry McMahon - Patrick’s Day


Script Film

Gerard Barrett - Glassland

Frank Berry - I Used to Live Here

Will Collins - Song of the Sea

Terry McMahon -Patrick’s Day


Actor in a Lead Role in Film

Moe Dunford - Patrick’s Day

Colin Farrell - Miss Julie

Michael Fassbender - Frank

Jack Reynor - Glassland

julie Colin Farrell in Miss Julie

Actress in a Lead Role in Film

Tara Breathnach - A Nightingale Falling

Jordanne Jones - I Used to Live Here

Simone Kirby - Jimmy’s Hall

Deirdre O’Kane - Noble


Actor in a Supporting Role in Film

Domhnall Gleeson - Frank

Allen Leech - The Imitation Game

James Nesbitt - Gold

Andrew Scott - Pride


Actress in a Supporting Role in Film

Kerry Condon -Gold

Sinéad Cusack - Queen and Country

Sarah Greene - Noble

Catherine Walker - Patrick’s Day

noble Sarah Greene in Noble

George Morrison Feature Documentary 

Blood Fruit - Ferndale Films

In A House That Ceased To Be - Atlantic Film Alliance

One Million Dubliners - Underground Films

Road - DoubleBand Films

Unbreakable- Ross Whitaker


Animation Short

An Ode to Love - Matthew Darragh

Fresh Cut Grass- Boulder Media

Somewhere Down the Line - Julien Regnard

The Ledge End of Phil (from accounting) - Paul Morris


Short Film

Boogaloo and Graham - Michael Lennox / Ronan Blaney / Brian Falconer

I Am Here -David Holmes

Rockmount - David Tynan

Skunky Dog - James Fitzgerald

boo Boogoloo and Graham

Drama In Association with BAI


The Fall Season 2

Game Of Thrones

Love/Hate 5



Director Drama

David Caffrey - Love/Hate 5

Ciaran Donnelly - Vikings

Colm McCarthy - Peaky Blinders Series 2

Dearbhla Walsh - Penny Dreadful

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Script Drama

Stuart Carolan - Love/Hate 5

Tom Collins/Eoin McNamee/Paul Walker -An Bronntanas

Colin Murphy - The Guarantee

Colin Teevan – Charlie


Actor in a Lead Role in Drama

Jamie Dornan - The Fall Series 2

Aidan Gillen - Charlie

Cillian Murphy - Peaky Blinders Series 2

Tom Vaughan Lawlor - Love/Hate 5

fall Jamie Dornan in The Fall

Actress in a Lead Role Drama

Caitriona Balfe - Outlander

Michelle Beamish - An Bronntanas (The Gift)

Maria Doyle Kennedy - Corp + Anam

Charlie Murphy - Love/Hate


Actor in a Supporting Role in Drama

John Connors - Love/Hate

Liam Cunningham - Game of Thrones

Stephen Rea - The Honourable Woman

Andrew Scott - Sherlock: His Last Vow


Actress in a Supporting Role in Drama

Charlotte Bradley - An Bronntanas (The Gift)

Aisling Franciosi - The Fall Series 2

Charlie Murphy - The Village (Series 2)

Mary Murray -Love/Hate 5


Director Of Photography

PJ Dillon -Vikings

Michael Lavelle - Patrick’s Day

James Mather - Frank

Piers McGrail -Glassland


Costume Design

Joan Bergin - Vikings

Consolata Boyle - Miss Julie

Lorna Marie Mugan - Peaky Blinders

Eimear Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh -Jimmy’s Hall

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Uná Ní Dhonghaíle -The Missing

Nathan Nugent - Frank

Emer Reynolds - One Million Dubliners

Emer Reynolds - Patrick’s Day


Make-Up & Hair Sponsored By M.A.C

All is by My Side


Ripper Street



Original Score

Ray Harman - Patrick’s Day

David Holmes – ‘71

Stephen McKeon - Queen and Country

Stephen Rennicks – Frank


Production Design

Tom Conroy - Vikings

Mark Geraghty - Vikings

John Paul Kelly - The Theory of Everything

Donal Woods - Downton Abbey



The Canal


Game of Thrones

Patrick’s Day


International Film 



The Imitation Game

The Theory of Everything


International Actor 

Steve Carrell – Foxcatcher

Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game

Jake Gyllenhall – Nightcrawler

Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything


International Actress

Patricia Arquette - Boyhood

Toni Collette - Glassland

Jessica Chastain - Miss Julie

Julianne Moore - Still Alice

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