Monday, February 14, 2011

8th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards Winners

Recently the Irish Academy had the awards ceremony and winners are in *BLUE. To check winners in all categories go here. If you wish to watch awards show go here but be aware that viewing is NOT allowed in some countries.


Today the Irish Academy announced their nominations and here they are.

Best Film
*As If I Am Not There, Juanita Wilson
Perrier’s Bounty, Ian Fitzgibbon
Sensation, Tom Hall
Swansong – Story of Occi Byrne, Conor McDermottroe
The Runway, Ian Power

Best Director
PJ Dillon for Rewind
Tom Hall for Sensation
Ian Power for The Runway
*Juanita Wilson for As If I Am Not There

Best Actress(*)
Ruth Bradley in Love/Hate (TV)
Orla Brady in Mistresses, (TV) (yay!!!)
Sarah Flood in Fair City, (TV)
*Amy Huberman in Rewind, PJ Dillon
Charlene McKenna in RAW (TV)

Best Supporting Actress
Kerry Condon in The Runway, Ian Power
Marcella Plunkett in Swansong – Story of Occi Byrne, Conor McDermottroe
*Saoirse Ronan in The Way Back, Peter Weir
Eileen Walsh in Snap, Carmel Winters

Best Actor
*Martin McCann in Swansong – Story of Occi Byrne, Conor McDermottroe
Colm Meaney in Parked, Darragh Byrne
Cillian Murphy in Perrier’s Bounty, Ian Fitzgibbon
Liam Neeson in Chloe, Atom Egoyan

Best Supporting Actor
*Pierce Brosnan in The Ghost Writer, Roman Polanski
Colin Farrell in The Way Back, Peter Weir
Brendan Gleeson in Perrier’s Bounty, Ian Fitzgibbon
Cillian Murphy in Inception, Christopher Nolan

International Film
A Prophet, Jacques Audiard, France
Inception, Christopher Nolan, USA
*The Social Network, David Fincher, USA
Toy Story 3, Lee Unkrich, USA

International Actress
*Annette Benning in The Kids are All Right, Lisa Cholodenko
Helena Bonham-Carter in The King’s Speech, Tom Hooper
Jennifer Lawrence in Winter’s Bone, Debra Granik
Natasha Petrovic in As If I Am Not There, Juanita Wilson

International Actor
Russel Crowe in The Next Three Days, Paul Haggis
Leonardo DiCaprio in Inception, Christopher Nolan
*Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network, David Fincher
Rahar Rahim in A Prophet, Jacques Audiard

(*)The Academy has merged the Actress Lead Film and Actress Lead Television categories this year due to an inadequate number of Lead Actress submissions in the Film Category.

To check nominees in all film and TV categories go here. Awards ceremony will be on Saturday, February 12 and will be broadcast live on Irish television.

Seems that Irish cinema had a shortage of actresses in great roles last year, which is nothing alike to what happened in other English language cinemas. There is only one film that I was really looking forward to watch before learning about these nods, Juanita Wilson’s As If I Am Not There but know that have to find the right moment as film is a war movie about the Bosnian War and the atrocities committed.

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