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There's a heap of Irish talent nominated for this year's BAFTAs

Sharon Horgan has received two nominations for Catastrophe.

THIS YEAR’S BAFTA nominations have just been announced and Ireland isn’t scrubbing up too badly if we do say so ourselves.


The incredible Sharon Horgan, creator and star of ‘Catastrophe’ has got two nominations, one for the Best Comedy Actress and another for Best Scripted Comedy. She’ll be up against Daisy May Cooper, Sian Gibson and Anna Maxwell Martin.

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The show which is expected to return for it’s fourth season later this year has proved a hit with viewers both here and in the UK so it’s great to see Horgan being acknowledged for her excellent writing and acting.

Sinead Keenan is also nominated in the Leading Actress for her portrayal of Melanie Jones in ITV’s ‘Little Boy Blue’. Her costar Brian F. O’Byrne otherwise known as D.I. Mick Moynihan from Love/Hate has been nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for his role in same show.


The four part mini series was centered around the real life murder of 11 year old Rhys Jones in 2007. Jones was murdered by a local gang member on his way home from football training. O’Byrne and Keenan played the parents of Rhys both of whose performances were praised by a number of reviewers.


Enniskillen’s Adrian Dunbar has been nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for his portrayal of Superintendent Ted Hastings in BBC’s ‘Line of Duty’. It’s currently available to watch on Netflix and it’s worth watching for Hasting’s turn of phrase alone.


Graham Norton has been nominated in the ‘Best Entertainment Performance’ for The Graham Norton Show. He’s going up against Channel 4′s The Last Leg, BBC’s QI and BBC’s Michael McIntyre’s Big Show. Unfortunately there is no nomination for his Eurovision commentary which is a travesty.

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Finally there is no nomination for Cillian Murphy for Peaky Blinders but the show itself is nominated in the ‘Best Drama Series’ category. It’s up against The Crown, Line of Duty and The End of the F**king World so we can root for Cillian that way.

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The awards will take place on Sunday May 13th and will be hosted by the wonderful Sue Perkins.

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