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2016 IFTA Film and Drama Nominees

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Film and Drama Nominees

The countdown for the Irish film industry’s biggest night of the year, acknowledging and rewarding the industry’s great work and achievements in this Golden Age of Irish Cinema, at the annual Awards Ceremony taking place at the Round Room of the Mansion House on Saturday 9th April 2016. The Ceremony & Red Carpet will be broadcast primetime on TV3 and highlight and news clips will be distributed worldwide.

The Lord Mayor will welcome the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins along with 500 guests from across the world of Film & Drama, all coming together to celebrate the continued great work and success of Ireland’s home industry. The Irish Academy will also welcome Liam Neeson to Dublin to celebrate his Outstanding Contribution to Cinema and will also welcome Roma Downey who will receive the Inaugural Irish Diaspora Award.

Nominations are announced in all categories and have been shortlisted by Irish Academy Members alongside a specialist Jury panel of industry experts from around the world.

The 2016 nominees are:

Best Film
My Name is Emily
Sing Street
The Survivalist

Director Film
Lenny Abrahamson – Room
Paddy Breathnach – Viva
John Carney – Sing Street
John Crowley – Brooklyn
Stephen Fingleton – The Survivalist

Script Film
John Carney – Sing Street
Emma Donoghue – Room
Simon Fitzmaurice – My Name is Emily
Mark O’Halloran – Viva
Johnny O’Reilly – Moscow Never Sleeps

Actor in a Lead Role in Film
Colin Farrell – The Lobster
Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs
Domhnall Gleeson – Ex Machina
Barry Keoghan – Mammal
Martin McCann – The Survivalist

Actress in a Lead Role in Film
Eva Birthistle – Swansong
Ruth Bradley – Pursuit
Orla Brady – The Price of Desire
Evanna Lynch – My Name is Emily
Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn

Actor in a Supporting Role in Film
Domhnall Gleeson – Brooklyn
Sean T O Meallaigh – The Callback Queen
Owen Roe – Pursuit
Jack Reynor – Sing Street
Michael Smiley – My Name is Emily

Actress in a Supporting Role in Film
Jane Brennan – Brooklyn
Gemma-Leah Devereux – Get Up and Go
Olwen Fouere – The Survivalist
Siobhan O’Kelly – An Klondike
Ger Ryan – The Callback Queen

George Morrison Feature Documentary
A Doctor’s Sword
The Land of the Enlightened
Mom & Me
Older than Ireland
The Queen of Ireland

Animation Short
A Coat Made Dark
Tea with the Dead

Short Film
Change in the Weather
Ernestine and Kit
The Great Wide Open
How Was Your Day?
Love is a Sting

An Klondike
Game Of Thrones
Penny Dreadful

Director Drama
Anthony Byrne – Ripper Street
Neasa Hardiman – Happy Valley
Dathai Keane – An Klondike
Brian Kirk – Penny Dreadful
Aisling Walsh – An Inspector Calls

Script Drama
Marcus Fleming – An Klondike
Lisa McGee – Indian Summers
Billy Roche – Clean Break
Colin Teevan – Rebellion

Actor in a Lead Role in Drama
Dara Devaney – An Klondike
Colin Farrell – True Detective
Aidan Turner – Poldark
Stephen Rea – Dickensian
Barry Ward – Rebellion

Actress in a Lead Role Drama
Caitriona Balfe – Outlander
Ruth Bradley – Rebellion
Elaine Cassidy – No Offence
Sarah Greene – Rebellion
Catherine Walker – Critical

Actor in a Supporting Role in Drama
Liam Cunningham – Game of Thrones
Ned Dennehy – Dickensian
Moe Dunford – Vikings
Robert O’Mahoney – An Klondike
Stephen Rea – War and Peace

Actress in a Supporting Role in Drama
Michelle Fairley – Rebellion
Sarah Greene – Penny Dreadful
Paula Malcomson – Ray Donovan
Ruth Negga – Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Victoria Smurfit – Once Upon a Time

Director Of Photography
Seamus Deasy – My Name is Emily
PJ Dillon -Vikings
Robbie Ryan – Slow West
Cathal Watters – Viva

Costume Design
Joan Bergin – Vikings
Alison Byrne – Rebellion
Tiziana Corvisieri – Sing Street
Triona Lillis – An Klondike

Mick Mahon – The Queen of Ireland
Nathan Nugent – Room
Stephen O’Connell – Viva
Emer Reynolds – My Name is Emily

Make-Up & Hair Sponsored By M.A.C
An Klondike
Sing Street

Original Music
Gary Clark & John Carney – Sing Street
Stephen McKeon – My Name is Emily
Stephen Rennicks – Room
Stephen Rennicks – Viva

Production Design
Tom Conroy – Legend
Padraig O’Neill – An Klondike
Paki Smith – Viva
Derek Wallace – Rebellion

The Hallow
My Name is Emily
Sing Street

Brooklyn (Windmill Lane)
The Frankenstein Chronicles (Screen Scene)
Ghosthunters – On Icy Trails (Egg)
Ripper Street (Screen Scene)

International Film
The Revenant
Mad Max Fury Road
Ex Machina

International Actor
Bryan Cranston – Trumbo
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
Matt Damon – The Martian
Jacob Tremberly – Room

International Actress
Cate Blanchett – Carol
Rachel Griffith – Mammal
Brie Larson – Room
Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years