This year's IFTA nominees have been announced and there are a few surprises

The nominations for this year’s Irish Film and Television awards have been announced today, leaving bosses over at RTÉ very happy and others in shock.

Thirty-six of RTÉ’s programmes have made the shortlist although it is TV3’s new crime soap Red Rock that dominates, with an impressive seven nominations.

Fair City has secured four noms while, sadly, TG4’s Ros na Rún didn’t make the cut this year.

We are delighted to see that 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy has been nominated in the entertainment category.

The ceremony will take place on October 22, with TV3 broadcasting a highlights show on October 25.

Drumroll please, the shortlist is as follows:

COMEDY

Irish Pictorial Weekly (RTÉ)

Mrs Browns Boys (RTÉ/BBC)

Moone Boy (Sky)

The Savage Eye (RTÉ)

ENTERTAINMENT

50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy (Sky)

The Imelda May Show (RTÉ)

Ireland AM (TV3)

The Voice Of Ireland (RTÉ)

MALE PERFORMANCE IN SOAP OR COMEDY

Sean Mahon, Red Rock (TV3)

Brendan O’Carroll Mrs Browns Boys (RTÉ/BBC)

Chris O’Dowd, Moone Boy (Sky)

Enda Oates, Fair City (RTÉ)

Andy Quirke, Damo & Ivor (RTÉ)

FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN SOAP OR COMEDY

Cathy Belton, Red Rock (TV3)

Sharon Horgan, Catastrophe (Channel 4)

Jane McGrath, Red Rock (TV3)

Deirdre O’Kane, Moone Boy (Sky)

Martina Stanley, Fair City (RTÉ)

SOAP & CONTINUING DRAMA

Fair City (RTÉ)

Red Rock (TV3)

FACTUAL

Lords and Ladles (RTÉ)

Nationwide: Fr. Browne’s Forgotten War (RTÉ)

Wild Ireland (RTÉ)

The Zoo (RTÉ)

REALITY

A Sporting Chance (RTÉ)

Bressies Teenage Kicks (RTÉ)

Connected (RTÉ)

WWoofáil California (TG4)

DOCUMENTARY SERIES

Bliain in Inish Mór (TG4)

Darndale - The Edge of Town (TV3)

The High Hopes Choir (RTÉ)

The Shelbourne (RTÉ)

DOCUMENTARY SINGLE

Close to Evil (RTÉ)

Dolores Keane - A Storm in the Heart (RTÉ)

It Came From Connemara!! (TG4)

Man on Bridge (RTÉ)

NEWS

BBC Newsline: The Death of Ian Paisley

RTE Six One News: Graham Dwyer

Nuacht TG4

TV3 530 News: The Resignation of Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan

UTV Ireland Live

CURRENT AFFAIRS

A Secret Buried: The Mother and Baby Scandal (TV3)

Above the Law (RTÉ)

Inside Bungalow 3 - RTÉ Investigations Unit (RTÉ)

Panorama: Britain’s Secret Terror Deal (BBCNI)

SPECIALIST FACTUAL

A Parting Gift (RTÉ)

Áille an Uafáis/A Terrible Beauty (TG4)

Brendan Behan - The Roaring Boy (RTÉ)

Cumann na mBan - Mná na Réabhlóide (RTÉ)

The Meaning of Life with Gay Byrne: Stephen Fry (RTÉ)

SPORTS

Arkle - The Legend Lives On (RTÉ)

GAA USA (TG4)

The Notorious (Conor McGregor) (RTÉ)

Second Captains Live (RTÉ)

LIVE EVENT

Fleadh TV (TG4)

Referendum 2015: RTÉ Live Results Coverage (RTÉ)

St Patrick’s Day Concert (BBCNI)

Vincent Browne in the George (TV3)

CHILDREN'S/YOUNG PEOPLE'S - LIVE ACTION

Our Farm (RTÉ)

Shutterbugs (RTÉ)

Saol Faoi Shráid (TG4)

Two Tube (RTÉ)

ANIMATION - CHILDREN'S/YOUNG PEOPLE'S

Bing

Lily’s Driftwood Bay

Nelly and Nora

Puffin Rock

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