Top celebrities such as Michael Fassbender, Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, and Jamie Dornan are to attend the event, with President Michael D Higgins receiving a special award on the night for his contribution to the industry.
This year’s hosts are Laura Whitmore and Simon Delaney, with celebs such as Jeremy Irons, Steve Coogan, and Jack Reynor among those presenting awards.
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A noticeably less pregnant Amy Huberman is also set to bestow one of the coveted awards — a year after almost giving birth at last year’s IFTAs.
The Threesome actress, and wife of rugby player Brian O’Driscoll, narrowly avoided a dramatic red-carpet birth at the ceremony when baby Sadie arrived two weeks early.
Speaking on The John Murray Show on RTÉ Radio One, Whitmore said she was glad to be back in Ireland after the hustle and bustle of London life.
“It’s great to be home for a bit now and we’re all very excited about [the awards] so it’s gonna be good.”
When asked to co-present the 11th annual IFTAs, Whitmore said she was delighted to accept and agreed to the gig straight away.
“To present an award one year and to co-host it another year is great,” she said.
Speaking about her rumoured romance with singer/songwriter Paolo Nutini, the MTV starlet and Wicklow native gave nothing away, saying she was just an ordinary girl and resented seeing information about her personal life in the papers.
“Life is hard enough without everyone else, kind of, guessing what you’re doing, so it’s a bit of a pain. But if this is the small, little negative thing I have to cope with to do the job that I love, I’ll take it,” Whitmore said, adding that “my friends and family know to take things with a pinch of salt”.
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Run & Jump
Brendan Gleeson — Calvary
Domhnall Gleeson — About Time
Ciarán Hinds — The Sea
Andrew Scott — The Stag
Antonia Campbell-Hughes — 3096 Days
Jane McGrath — Black Ice
Saoirse Ronan — Byzantium
Kelly Thornton — Life’s A Breeze
Colin Farrell — Saving Mr Banks
Michael Fassbender — 12 Years A Slave
Edward MacLiam — Run & Jump
Peter McDonald — The Stag
Sinead Cusack — The Sea
Fionnula Flanagan — Life’s A Breeze
Amy Huberman — The Stag
Orla O’Rourke — Calvary
Game of Thrones
Quirke — Elegy For April
Gabriel Byrne — Quirke — Elegy For April
Jamie Dornan — The Fall
Chris O’Dowd — Moone Boy
Tom Vaughan Lawlor — Love/Hate 4
Eva Birthistle — Amber
Charlie Murphy — Love/Hate 4
Mary Murray — Love/Hate 4
Deirdre O’Kane — Moone Boy
Peter Coonan — Love/Hate 4
Liam Cunningham — Game of Thrones
Aidan Gillen — Game of Thrones
Allen Leech — Downton Abbey
Elaine Cassidy — The Paradise
Caoilfhionn Dunne — Love/Hate 4
Michelle Fairley — Game of Thrones
Victoria Smurfit — Dracula
12 Years A Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street
Chiwetel Ejiofor — 12 Years A Slave
Leonardo DiCaprio — The Wolf of Wall Street
Michael Douglas — Behind The Candelabra
Mathew McConaughey — Dallas Buyers Club
Amy Adams — American Hustle
Cate Blanchett — Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock — Gravity
Judi Dench — Philomena