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IFTA 2021 NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE IRISH ACADEMY AWARDS

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The Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) has announced the 2021 IFTA Nominations for the Irish Academy Awards across 25 categories in Film and Drama. 

The 2021 virtual IFTA Awards Ceremony will be broadcast on Virgin Media One on Sunday July 4th.  Further details about the show and the international guest participants will be announced shortly.  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no physical IFTA Awards Ceremony until March 2022, in keeping with Covid guidelines and best international practice.

Below you will find a full list of the nominees:

FILM CATEGORIES

Best film

  • Broken Law  
  • Dating Amber           
  • Herself                       
  • Vivarium                   
  • Wildfire                     
  • Wolfwalkers             

Director film

  • Cathy Brady – Wildfire                     
  • David Freyne – Dating Amber                     
  • Lorcan Finnegan – Vivarium           
  • Paddy Slattery – Broken Law                      
  • Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart – Wolfwalkers                    

Script film

  • Cathy Brady – Wildfire                     
  • Clare Dunne and Malcolm Campbell – Herself                      
  • David Freyne – Dating Amber                     
  • Paddy Slattery – Broken Law                      
  • Will Collins – Wolfwalkers    

Lead actor film

  • Ciarán Hinds – The Man In The Hat            
  • Fionn O’Shea – Dating Amber                      
  • Gabriel Byrne – Death of a Ladies Man                   
  • Moe Dunford – Knuckledust            
  • Tristan Heanue – Broken Law                                 

Lead actress film

  • Clare Dunne – Herself                       
  • Jessie Buckley – I’m Thinking of Ending Things                
  • Lola Petticrew – Dating Amber                   
  • Nika McGuigan – Wildfire                
  • Nora-Jane Noone – Wildfire             

Supporting actor film

  • Barry Ward – Dating Amber            
  • Brian Gleeson – Death of a Ladies Man                   
  • Colm Meaney – Pixie            
  • Conleth Hill – Herself           
  • Ned Dennehy – Undergods    

Supporting actress film       

  • Ally Ni Chiarain – Broken Law                     
  • Kathy Kiera Clarke – A Bend in the River               
  • Molly McCann – Herself                   
  • Saoirse Ronan – Ammonite              
  • Sharon Horgan – Dating Amber  

DRAMA CATEGORIES

Best drama                       

  • Blood Season 2                     
  • Dead Still                   
  • Line of Duty Season 6                      
  • Normal People                      
  • Smother                    
  • Vikings Season 6                  

Director drama             

  • Dathaí Keane – Smother                   
  • Dearbhla Walsh – Fargo                   
  • Imogen Murphy – Dead Still            
  • Lenny Abrahamson – Normal People                     
  • Steve St. Leger – Vikings Season 6              

Script drama                   

  • Declan Lawn and Adam Patterson – The Salisbury Poisonings                   
  • John Morton – Dead Still                  
  • Kate O’Riordan – Smother               
  • Lisa McGee – The Deceived              
  • Sally Rooney – Normal People      

Lead actor drama                    

  • Adrian Dunbar – Line of Duty Season 6                  
  • Brendan Gleeson – The Comey Rule           
  • James Nesbitt – Bloodlands             
  • Michael Smiley – Dead Still              
  • Paul Mescal – Normal People                                  

Lead actress drama                 

  • Aisling Franciosi – Black Narcissus             
  • Catherine Walker – The Deceived               
  • Dervla Kirwan – Smother                 
  • Eve Hewson – Behind Her Eyes                   
  • Niamh Algar – Raised By Wolves                

Supporting actor drama                  

  • Andrew Scott – His Dark Materials             
  • Colm Meaney – Gangs of London                
  • Desmond Eastwood – Normal People                     
  • Éanna Hardwicke – Smother           
  • Fionn O’Shea – Normal People                    

Supporting actress drama              

  • Fiona Shaw – Killing Eve                  
  • Gemma-Leah Devereux – Smother              
  • Nicola Coughlan – Bridgerton                      
  • Sarah Greene – Normal People                    
  • Seána Kerslake – Smother               

DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM CATEGORIES

Feature documentary            

  • Breaking Out            
  • Finding Jack Charlton                      
  • Henry Glassie: Field Work               
  • Phil Lynott: Songs for While I’m Away                   
  • The 8th                      
  • Tomorrow is Saturday                     

Short film            

  • Five Letters to the Stranger Who Will Dissect My Brain            
  • Flicker           
  • Kathleen Was Here              
  • My Other Suit Is Human                  
  • Rough            
  • The Invisible Boy                 

Short animation           

  • Gunter Falls in Love             
  • Her Song                   
  • The Dead Hands of Dublin              
  • The Voyage               
  • Zog and the Flying Doctors

CRAFT CATEGORIES

Cinematography           

  • Cathal Watters – Smother                
  • Ciaran Tanham – Dead Still              
  • James Mather – Here are the Young Men               
  • Kate McCullough – Normal People              
  • Suzie Lavelle – Normal People                    

Costume                 

  • Aisling Wallace Byrne – Here are the Young Men             
  • Joan O’Clery – Dating Amber            
  • Leonie Prendergast – Gretel & Hansel                    
  • Lorna Marie Mugan – Normal People                     
  • Triona Lillis – Smother                     

Editing                   

  • Colin Campbell – Here are the Young Men             
  • Gráinne Gavigan – Dead Still           
  • Nathan Nugent – Normal People                 
  • Tony Cranstoun – Vivarium             
  • Úna Ní Dhonghaíle – Misbehaviour             

Production design                   

  • John Leslie – Son                   
  • Lucy van Lonkhuyzen – Normal People                 
  • Philip Murphy – Vivarium                
  • Ray Ball – Sea Fever              
  • Tamara Conboy – Herself                 

Sound                      

  • Aza Hand and Patrick Drummond – Son                    
  • Hugh Fox, Fionán Higgins and Mark Henry – Smother                     
  • Kieran Horgan and Brendan Rehill – Phil Lynott: Songs for While I’m Away                    
  • Patrick Drummond, Aza Hand, Katie O’Mahony and Adrian Conway – Here are the Young Men            
  • Steve Fanagan, Niall Brady, and Niall O Sullivan – Normal People     

Make up and hair                

  • Jennie Readman and Niamh O’Loan – Vivarium                    
  • Linda Gannon Foster and Jennifer Hegarty – Dead Still                   
  • Linda Gannon Foster and Liz Byrne – Gretel & Hansel                     
  • Sandra Kelly and Sharon Doyle – Normal People                  
  • Siobhan Harper-Ryan – I Hate Suzie                       

Score                       

  • Aza Hand – Son                     
  • Colm Mac Con Iomaire – A Bend in the River                     
  • John McPhillips – Smother               
  • Ray Harman – Blood Season 2                     
  • Stephen Rennicks – Normal People            

VFX                

  • Jim O’Hagan and Ed Bruce – WandaVision                
  • Ed Bruce – Shadow and Bone                      
  • Ed Bruce – Kidding              
     
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