Congratulations to all the Irish Nominees as 2017 IFTA Nominations are Announced

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Congratulations to all the Irish Nominees as 2017 IFTA Nominations are Announced

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) congratulates the nominees for the 2017 Irish Film and Television Awards, which were announced today. A host of IFB-supported films will compete in various categories in the ceremony which takes place on 8 April.

The nominees for Best Film include Peter Foott’s The Young Offenders; Darren Thornton’s A Date For Mad Mary; Jim Sheridan’s The Secret Scripture; Richie Smyth’s The Siege of Jadotville; Juanita Wilson’s Tomato Red and Whit Stillman’s Love & Friendship.

Foott’s smash-hit Cork-set comedy, The Young Offenders scored six nominations, including nods for Best Director and Best Actor for Alex Murphy. Murphy will be up against the likes of Jamie Dornan, Michael Fassbender, Colm Meaney and Mark O’Halloran for the coveted award.

A Date for Mad Mary's Seána Kerslake will compete against Ruth Negga in the Best Actress in a Leading Role category, with Negga nominated for her turn as Mildred Loving in Jeff Nichols’, Loving. Negga’s IFTA nomination comes after what has been a stellar year for the Limerick-born actress, which culminated in an Academy Award nomination. Catherine Walker will also battle it out for the Best Actress IFTA for her role in Liam Gavin’s horror flick, A Dark Song.

Peter Foott, Darren Thornton, Jim Sheridan, and Richie Smyth are all up for Best Director while Sundance favourites It’s Not Yet Dark and In Loco Parentis feature among the nominees for George Morrison Feature Documentaries.

The 2017 IFTAs will be held in the Mansion House in Dublin. See below for a full list of film and drama nominees:

BEST FILM

A Date for Mad Mary

Love & Friendship

The Secret Scripture

The Siege of Jadotville

Tomato Red

The Young Offenders


ACTOR IN A LEAD ROLE FILM

Jamie Dornan The Siege of Jadotville

Michael Fassbender - The Light Between Oceans

Colm Meaney - The Journey

Alex Murphy - The Young Offenders

Mark O'Halloran History's Future


ACTRESS IN A LEAD ROLE FILM

Caoilfhionn Dunne - In View

Seana Kerslake - A Date for Mad Mary

Aisling Loftus -Property of The State

Ruth Negga - Loving

Catherine Walker - A Dark Song


ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE FILM

Colin Farrell -Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Brendan Gleeson Trespass Against Us

Ciaran Hinds - Bleed for This

Jason O'Mara The Siege of Jadotville

Chris Walley The Young Offenders


ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE FILM

Charleigh Bailey - A Date for Mad Mary

Simone Kirby Notes on Blindness

Susan Lynch - Bad Day for the Cut

Hilary Rose The Young Offenders

Fiona Shaw Out of Innocence


DIRECTOR FILM

Peter Foott -The Young Offenders

Jim Sheridan -The Secret Scripture

Richie Smyth -The Siege of Jadotville

Darren Thornton -A Date for Mad Mary


SCRIPT FILM

Kevin Brodbin - The Siege of Jadotville

Peter Foott - The Young Offenders

Darren Thornton & Colin Thornton - A Date for Mad Mary

Juanita Wilson - Tomato Red


GEORGE MORRISON FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

Atlantic - Risteard O Domhnaill

Bobby Sands 66 Days - Trevor Birney

In Loco Parentis - Neasa Ní Chianáin

It's Not Yet Dark - Lesley McKimm & Kathryn Kathleen Kennedy

Mattress Men - Dave Clarke & Ciarán Deeney


SHORT FILM

Animal - Niall Owens

Baring Arms- Colm Quinn

Gridlock - Ian Hunt Duffy

Heartbreak - Dave Tynan

Lily - Graham Cantwell

Terminal- Natasha Waugh


ANIMATION

Define Intervention - Sean Cunningham

Don't Forget the Bread - Gary Gill

The Lost Letter - Kealan O' Rourke

Second to None - Vincent Gallagher


INTERNATIONAL FILM

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land

Manchester By The Sea

Moonlight


INTERNATIONAL ACTOR

Casey Affleck - Manchester By The Sea

Andrew Garfield - Hacksaw Ridge

Ryan Gosling La La Land

Denzel Washington - Fences


INTERNATIONAL ACTRESS

Amy Adams-Arrival

Viola Davis Fences

Natalie Portman - Jackie

Emma Stone, La La Land


DRAMA

An Klondike 02

The Fall 3

Game of Thrones 05

Smalltown

Striking Out

Vikings 04


ACTOR IN A LEAD ROLE IN DRAMA

Dara Devaney -An Klondike 02

Cillian Murphy -Peaky Blinders

James Nesbitt -The Secret

Aidan Turner-Poldark

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor- Trial of the Century


ACTRESS IN A LEAD ROLE IN DRAMA

Caitriona Balfe - Outlander

Elaine Cassidy No Offence

Anne Marie Duff Murder: The Lost Weekend

Amy Huberman - Striking Out

Ruth Negga - Preacher


ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN DRAMA

Liam Cunningham - Game of Thrones 05

Ned Dennehy - An Klondike 02

Moe Dunford - Vikings

Andrew Scott The Hollow Crown

Robert Sheehan - Fortitude


ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN DRAMA

Ruth Bradley -Humans

Sinead Cusack - Call The Midwife

Dominique McElligott - House of Cards

Charlene McKenna - Ripper Street

Charlie Murphy -Happy Valley


DIRECTOR DRAMA

Anthony Byrne - Ripper Street

Ciaran Donnelly - Vikings 4

Neasa Hardiman Z: The Beginning of Everything

Dathai Keane An Klondike


SCRIPT DRAMA

Gerard Barrett - Smalltown

Barry Devlin - My Mother and Other Strangers

Marcus Fleming An Klondike 2

James Phelan - Wrecking the Rising


CINEMATOGRAPHY

Seamus McGarvey - Nocturnal Animals

Piers McGrail - Tomato Red

Robbie Ryan - American Honey

Cathal Watters - An Klondike 2


EDITING

Colin Campbell - Young Offenders

Dermot DiskinThe Secret Scripture

Nick Emerson- I am Not Serial Killer

Una Ni Dhonghaile - The Crown


PRODUCTION DESIGN

Mark Geraghty - Vikings Season 4

Mark Kelly - An Klondike 2

Anna Rackard - Love & Friendship

Derek Wallace -The Secret Scripture


COSTUME DESIGN

Joan Bergin The Secret Scripture

Consolata Boyle - Florence Foster Jenkins

Triona Lillis - An Klondike 2

Eimer Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh - Love & Friendship


MAKE-UP & HAIR

An Klondike

Love & Friendship

Vikings

Wrecking the Rising


ORIGINAL MUSIC

David Holmes - The Fall

Steve Lynch - An Klondike

Patrick Cassidy - Smalltown

Brian Byrne -The Secret Scripture


SOUND

Game of Thrones

The Siege of Jadotville

Tomato Red

Without Name


VFX

Black Sails

Game Of Thrones

Ripper Street

The Siege of Jadotville