Irish Film and Television Nominees 2015 announced

The IFTA's are back for 2015, rumours of their demise have been greatly exaggerated, and the list of nominees has been revealed.

For the first time, the awards will be split into two ceremonies - the Film & Drama section in May and the Television awards in October, giving all the categories a chance to shine and show off the diverse range of Irish talent on offer. The Film & Drama awards will be given out at the Mansion House in Dublin on Sunday the 24th of May 2015, with the host yet to be announced and the festivities to be broadcast on TV3 for the first time. The full list of nominees are below but you'll see deserved attention for the likes of Lenny Abrahamson's Frank, Gerard Barrett's Glassland and performers like Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Kerry Condon and many more. The future of the ceremony was in doubt after a boadcast marred by difficulties in 2014, so let's hope that everything runs smoother for TV3 in 2015. FULL LIST OF IFTA NOMINEES 2015Best Film



I Used to live here


Patrick's Day

Song of the SeaDirector Film

Lenny Abrahamson - Frank

Gerard Barrett - Glassland

John Carney - Begin Again

Terry McMahon - Patrick's DayScript Film

Gerard Barrett - Glassland

Frank Berry - I Used to Live Here

Will Collins - Song of the Sea

Terry McMahon -Patrick's DayActor in a Lead Role in Film

Moe Dunford - Patrick's Day

Colin Farrell - Miss Julie

Michael Fassbender - Frank

Jack Reynor - GlasslandActress in a Lead Role in Film

Tara Breathnach - A Nightingale Falling

Jordanne Jones - I Used to Live Here

Simone Kirby - Jimmy's Hall

Deirdre O'Kane - NobleActor in a Supporting Role in Film

Domhnall Gleeson - Frank

Allen Leech - The Imitation Game

James Nesbitt - Gold

Andrew Scott - PrideActress in a Supporting Role in Film

Kerry Condon -Gold

Sinéad Cusack - Queen and Country

Sarah Greene - Noble

Catherine Walker - Patrick's DayGeorge Morrison Feature Documentary

Blood Fruit - Ferndale Films

In A House That Ceased To Be - Atlantic Film Alliance

One Million Dubliners - Underground Films

Road - DoubleBand Films

Unbreakable- Ross WhitakerAnimation Short

An Ode to Love - Matthew Darragh

Fresh Cut Grass- Boulder Media

Somewhere Down the Line - Julien Regnard

The Ledge End of Phil (from accounting) - Paul MorrisShort Film

Boogaloo and Graham - Michael Lennox / Ronan Blaney / Brian Falconer

I Am Here -David Holmes

Rockmount - David Tynan

Skunky Dog - James FitzgeraldDrama In Association with BAI


The Fall Season 2

Game Of Thrones

Love/Hate 5

VikingsDirector Drama

David Caffrey - Love/Hate 5

Ciaran Donnelly - Vikings

Colm McCarthy - Peaky Blinders Series 2

Dearbhla Walsh - Penny DreadfulScript Drama

Stuart Carolan - Love/Hate 5

Tom Collins/Eoin McNamee/Paul Walker -An Bronntanas

Colin Murphy - The Guarantee

Colin Teevan – CharlieActor in a Lead Role in Drama

Jamie Dornan - The Fall Series 2

Aidan Gillen - Charlie

Cillian Murphy - Peaky Blinders Series 2

Tom Vaughan Lawlor - Love/Hate 5Actress in a Lead Role Drama

Caitriona Balfe - Outlander

Michelle Beamish - An Bronntanas (The Gift)

Maria Doyle Kennedy - Corp + Anam

Charlie Murphy - Love/HateActor in a Supporting Role in Drama

John Connors - Love/Hate

Liam Cunningham - Game of Thrones

Stephen Rea - The Honourable Woman

Andrew Scott - Sherlock: His Last VowActress in a Supporting Role in Drama

Charlotte Bradley - An Bronntanas (The Gift)

Aisling Franciosi - The Fall Series 2

Charlie Murphy - The Village (Series 2)

Mary Murray -Love/Hate 5Director Of Photography

PJ Dillon -Vikings

Michael Lavelle - Patrick's Day

James Mather - Frank

Piers McGrail -GlasslandCostume Design

Joan Bergin - Vikings

Consolata Boyle - Miss Julie

Lorna Marie Mugan - Peaky Blinders

Eimear Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh -Jimmy's HallEditing

Uná Ní Dhonghaíle -The Missing

Nathan Nugent - Frank

Emer Reynolds - One Million Dubliners

Emer Reynolds - Patrick's DayMake-Up & Hair Sponsored By M.A.C

All is by My Side


Ripper Street

VikingsOriginal Score

Ray Harman - Patrick's Day

David Holmes – ‘71

Stephen McKeon - Queen and Country

Stephen Rennicks – FrankProduction Design

Tom Conroy - Vikings

Mark Geraghty - Vikings

John Paul Kelly - The Theory of Everything

Donal Woods - Downton AbbeySound

The Canal


Game of Thrones

Patrick's DayInternational Film



The Imitation Game

The Theory of EverythingInternational Actor

Steve Carrell – Foxcatcher

Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game

Jake Gyllenhall – Nightcrawler

Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of EverythingInternational Actress

Patricia Arquette - Boyhood

Toni Collette - Glassland

Jessica Chastain - Miss Julie

Julianne Moore - Still AliceIn Short: The nominees for the Film and Drama awards at the Irish Film and Television Awards 2015 have been announced for the ceremony in May

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