Magazine article Screen International

'Maudie' Leads Irish Film and Television Academy Awards Nominations

Magazine article Screen International

'Maudie' Leads Irish Film and Television Academy Awards Nominations

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Full list of nominations revealed for 15th edition of awards.

The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) has unveiled the nominations for its 2018 film and drama awards.

Maudie

Now in its 15th year, the event celebrates the best in Irish film and TV from the past 12 months.

In the film categories, Aisling Walsh’s Maudie, starring Sally Hawkins, leads the way with six nominations including best feature film and director.

Cardboard Gangsters, Handsome Devil, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and The Farthest follow with five nominations, while The Drummer And The Keeper, The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, Maze and Michael Inside received four apiece.

The Lodgers, Pilgrimage, Song Of Granite all received three nods, while Lady Bird received two.

In the drama categories, Vikings leads the way on six nominations including best drama, while Game Of Thrones and Peaky Blinders received five each. Paula received four, Acceptable Risk and Into The Badlands received three apiece, while Line Of Duty and Striking Out received two.

IFTA CEO Aine Moriarty commented: “What a fantastic kick-start to the Academy’s 15th Anniversary year with this superb line-up of Irish Nominees showcasing the very best of Ireland’s creative talent, delivering world-class film and drama across the globe. The Academy looks forward to acknowledging their achievements and rewarding excellence at the IFTA awards ceremony next month.”

Full list of nominations:

FEATURE FILM

* Cardboard Gangsters

* Handsome Devil

* The Killing Of A Sacred Deer

* Maudie

* Michael Inside

* Song of Granite

DIRECTOR FILM

* Frank Berry, Michael Inside

* John Butler, Handsome Devil

* Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

* Mark O Connor, Cardboard Gangsters

* Aisling Walsh, Maudie

SCRIPTWRITER FILM

* Frank Berry, Michael Inside

* Stephen Burke, Maze

* John Butler, Handsome Devil

* Nick Kelly, The Drummer And The Keeper

* Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE - FILM

* John Connors, Cardboard Gangsters

* Colin Farrell, The Killing Of A Sacred Deer

* Dafhyd Flynn, Michael Inside

* Fionn O Shea, Handsome Devil

* Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Maze

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE - FILM

* Sarah Bolger, Halal Daddy

* Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

* Ann Skelly, Kissing Candice

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE - FILM

* Barry Keoghan, The Killing Of A Sacred Deer

* Jacob McCarthy, The Drummer And The Keeper

* Andrew Scott, Handsome Devil

* Fionn Walton, Cardboard Gangsters

* Barry Ward, Maze

ACTRESS SUPPORTING ROLE - FILM

* Niamh Algar, The Drummer And The Keeper

* Sarah Carroll, The Limit Of

* Deirdre O Kane, Halal Daddy

* Victoria Smurfit, The Lears

* Fionna Hewitt Twamley, Cardboard Gangsters

GEORGE MORRISON FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

* The 34th

* A Cambodian Spring

* The Farthest

* No Stone Unturned

* The Silver Branch

SHORT FILM - LIVE ACTION

* Cry Rosa

* For You

* The Secret Market

* The Tattoo

* Time Traveller

* Wave

ANIMATED SHORT FILM

* An Beal Bocht

* Angela’s Christmas

* Departure

* Late Afternoon

INTERNATIONAL FILM

* Dunkirk

* Lady Bird

* Shape of Water

* Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

INTERNATIONAL ACTOR

* Timothee Chamelet, Call Me By Your Name

* Ethan Hawke, Maudie

* Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

* Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

INTERNATIONAL ACTRESS

* Sally Hawkins, Maudie

* Sally Hawkins, The Shape Of Water

* Nicole Kidman, The Killing OfA Sacred Deer

* Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

DRAMA CATEGORIES

DRAMA

* Acceptable Risk

* Game Of Thrones

* Line Of Duty

* Paula

* Striking Out

* Vikings

DIRECTOR - DRAMA

* David Caffrey, Peaky Blinders

* Rob Quinn, Ackley Bridge

* Steve Saint Leger, Vikings

* Dearbhla Walsh, Fargo

SCRIPTWRITER - DRAMA

* Ronan Bennett, Gunpowder

* Malcolm Campbell, Ackley Bridge

* Conor McPherson, Paula

* Antoine O Flatharta, Grace Harte

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE - DRAMA

* Richard Dormer, Rellik

* Adrian Dunbar, Line Of Duty

* Brendan Gleeson, Mr Mercedes

* Cillian Murphy, Peaky Blinders

* Chris O Dowd, Get Shorty

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE - DRAMA

* Caitriona Balfe, Outlander

* Elaine Cassidy, Acceptable Risk

* Denise Gough, Paula

* Amy Huberman, Striking Out

* Ruth Negga, Preacher

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE - DRAMA

* Liam Cunningham, Game Of Thrones

* Moe Dunford, Vikings

* Aidan Gillen, Game Of Thrones

* Owen McDonnell, Paula

* Jason O Mara, Marvel’s Agents OfS. …

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