IFTA Announce Winners of IFTA Gala TV Awards 2016

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The Winners of the annual awards show were revealed during the ceremony at DoubleTree Hotel on 7th October 2016.

 

 

The event was hosted by IFTA CEO Áine Moriarty, who congratulated all Nominees and Winners in their achievements in this, an incredible year for the small screen in Ireland.

 

23 Academy categories were presented, with Winners including Bridget and Eamon which won Best Comedy and Best Director for Jason Butler; Brendan O’Carroll who won Best Male Performance for Mrs Browns Boys, Sharon Horgan won Best Female Performance and Best Writer (Soap and Comedy) for Catastrophe, Al Porter who won the Gala TV Rising Star Award; Brendan O’Connor’s Cutting Edge won the Entertainment category; Bob Geldof’s W.B. Yeats: A Fanatic Heart won Best Specialist Factual; First Dates Ireland won Reality for COCO Television, who also won Best Documentary Series for the Liam Neeson narrated ‘1916 The Irish Rebellion’.

 

‘Red Rock’ won the Best Soap Award for the second year; the hugely popular Daniel and Majella’s B&B won Best Reality show; I Am Immigrant won Best Single Documentary. ‘An Klondike’ the popular Drama won the Best Irish Language category;

 

 

The Full IFTA Gala TV Awards 2016 Winners List:

 

 

MALE PERFORMANCE

 

Brendan O’Carroll – Mrs Browns Boys

 

REALITY AND CONSTRUCTED FACTUAL

 

First Dates Ireland – COCO Television

 

DOCUMENTARY SINGLE

 

I Am Immigrant – Motive Television

 

FEMALE PERFORMANCE

 

Sharon Horgan – Catastrophe

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Brendan O’Connor’s Cutting Edge

 

FACTUAL

 

Daniel & Majella’s B&B Road Trip

 

CURRENT AFFAIRS

 

RTÉ Investigates – Standards in Public Office – RTÉ

 

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S

My Life Champion of the world – Tyrone Productions

 

ANIMATION

 

The Day Henry Met – Wiggleywoo Ltd

 

COMEDY

 

Bridget & Eamon

 

IRISH LANGUAGE

 

An Klondike – Abú Media

 

WRITER – SOAP AND COMEDY

 

Sharon Horgan – Catastrophe

 

EDITING – TELEVISION

 

Úna Ní Dhonghaile – An Innocent Man

 

SOUND – TELEVISION

 

Deoch an Dorais – Dean Jones, Colm O’Rourke and John Brennan

 

CAMERA – TELEVISION

 

Michael O’Donovan  – These Walls Can Talk

 

DIRECTOR – SOAP AND COMEDY

 

Jason Butler – Bridget & Eamon

 

DIRECTOR TELEVISION

 

Gerry Nelson – Wild Cities

 

DOCUMENTARY SERIES

 

1916: The Irish Rebellion – COCO Television

 

GALA TV RISING STAR WINNER

 

Al Porter

 

SPORTS

Hidden Impact: Rugby and Concussion –  Wildfire Films

 

NEWS

 

Ireland Live News @ 5:30 – Brexit Special – UTV

 

SPECIALIST FACTUAL
A Fanatic Heart: Bob Geldof on WB Yeats

 

LIVE EVENT

 

Centenary – RTÉ

 

SOAP AND CONTINUING DRAMA

 

Red Rock

 

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