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The nominations for the 2016 IFTA awards have been announced with My Name is Emily leading the way with 8 nominations.

The feature films nominated for Best Film this year are Brooklyn, John Crowley’s depiction of a young Irish woman’s emigration to New York in the 1950’s;  Simon Fitzmaurice’s touching teenage road movie My Name is Emily;  the heart-wrenching story of a kidnapped young woman and her son in Room; the entertaining and musical coming of age Sing Street;  the tense and psychological post-apocalyptic thriller The Survivalist from first-time feature director Stephen Fingleton and the poetic raw and moving crowd-pleaser Viva.

The Awards Ceremony takes place at the Round Room of the Mansion House on Saturday 9th April 2016.





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

Domhnall Gleeson – Ex Machina

Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs

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

Michael Smiley – My Name is Emily

Owen Roe – Pursuit

Jack Reynor – Sing Street

Sean T O Meallaigh – The Callback Queen


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

Colin Farrell – True Detective

Aidan Turner – Poldark

Dara Devaney – An Klondike

Stephen Rea – Dickensian

Barry Ward – Rebellion


Actress in a Lead Role Drama

Caitriona Balfe – Outlander

Ruth Bradley – Rebellion

Sarah Greene – Rebellion

Elaine Cassidy – No Offence

Catherine Walker – Critical


Actor in a Supporting Role in Drama

Liam Cunningham – Game of Thrones

Ned Dennehy – Dickensian

Moe Dunford – Vikings

Stephen Rea – War and Peace

Robert O’Mahoney – An Klondike


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

Alison Byrne – Rebellion

Joan Bergin – Vikings

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

Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant

Matt Damon – The Martian

Jacob Tremberly – Room

Bryan Cranston – Trumbo


International Actress

Cate Blanchett – Carol

Rachel Griffith – Mammal

Brie Larson – Room

Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years



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