This year, after a bit of drama at the 2014 awards, The Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) announced that the annual IFTA Awards Ceremony has been split into two separate distinct smaller Award ceremonies ie; a Film & Drama Awards and a Television Awards. Each Ceremony will celebrate and honour the very best of Irish creative talent working in their respective fields across Film & Drama production and Television Programme making.

The IFTA Film & Drama Awards take place on 24th May 2015 in Dublin, while the IFTA Television Awards will follow on 17th October 2015.
Now what will we wear to the awards? What do you mean we’re not invited? Never mind, here are the nominees for the 2015 awards…

Best Film
I Used to live here
Patrick’s Day
Song of the Sea

Director Film
Lenny Abrahamson – Frank
Gerard Barrett – Glassland
John Carney – Begin Again
Terry McMahon – Patrick’s Day

Script Film
Gerard Barrett – Glassland
Frank Berry – I Used to Live Here
Will Collins – Song of the Sea
Terry McMahon -Patrick’s Day

Actor in a Lead Role in Film
Moe Dunford – Patrick’s Day
Colin Farrell – Miss Julie
Michael Fassbender – Frank
Jack Reynor – Glassland

Actress in a Lead Role in Film
Tara Breathnach – A Nightingale Falling
Jordanne Jones – I Used to Live Here
Simone Kirby – Jimmy’s Hall
Deirdre O’Kane – Noble

Actor in a Supporting Role in Film
Domhnall Gleeson – Frank
Allen Leech – The Imitation Game
James Nesbitt – Gold
Andrew Scott – Pride

Actress in a Supporting Role in Film
Kerry Condon -Gold
Sinéad Cusack – Queen and Country
Sarah Greene – Noble
Catherine Walker – Patrick’s Day

George Morrison Feature Documentary
Blood Fruit – Ferndale Films
In A House That Ceased To Be – Atlantic Film Alliance
One Million Dubliners – Underground Films
Road – DoubleBand Films
Unbreakable- Ross Whitaker

Animation Short
An Ode to Love – Matthew Darragh
Fresh Cut Grass- Boulder Media
Somewhere Down the Line – Julien Regnard
The Ledge End of Phil (from accounting) – Paul Morris

Short Film
Boogaloo and Graham – Michael Lennox / Ronan Blaney / Brian Falconer
I Am Here -David Holmes
Rockmount – David Tynan
Skunky Dog – James Fitzgerald

Drama In Association with BAI
The Fall Season 2
Game Of Thrones
Love/Hate 5

Director Drama
David Caffrey – Love/Hate 5
Ciaran Donnelly – Vikings
Colm McCarthy – Peaky Blinders Series 2
Dearbhla Walsh – Penny Dreadful

Script Drama
Stuart Carolan – Love/Hate 5
Tom Collins/Eoin McNamee/Paul Walker -An Bronntanas
Colin Murphy – The Guarantee
Colin Teevan – Charlie

Actor in a Lead Role in Drama
Jamie Dornan – The Fall Series 2
Aidan Gillen – Charlie
Cillian Murphy – Peaky Blinders Series 2
Tom Vaughan Lawlor – Love/Hate 5

Actress in a Lead Role Drama
Caitriona Balfe – Outlander
Michelle Beamish – An Bronntanas (The Gift)
Maria Doyle Kennedy – Corp + Anam
Charlie Murphy – Love/Hate

Actor in a Supporting Role in Drama
John Connors – Love/Hate
Liam Cunningham – Game of Thrones
Stephen Rea – The Honourable Woman
Andrew Scott – Sherlock: His Last Vow

Actress in a Supporting Role in Drama
Charlotte Bradley – An Bronntanas (The Gift)
Aisling Franciosi – The Fall Series 2
Charlie Murphy – The Village (Series 2)
Mary Murray -Love/Hate 5

Director Of Photography
PJ Dillon -Vikings
Michael Lavelle – Patrick’s Day
James Mather – Frank
Piers McGrail -Glassland

Costume Design
Joan Bergin – Vikings
Consolata Boyle – Miss Julie
Lorna Marie Mugan – Peaky Blinders
Eimear Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh -Jimmy’s Hall

Uná Ní Dhonghaíle -The Missing
Nathan Nugent – Frank
Emer Reynolds – One Million Dubliners
Emer Reynolds – Patrick’s Day

Make-Up & Hair Sponsored By M.A.C
All is by My Side
Ripper Street

Original Score
Ray Harman – Patrick’s Day
David Holmes – ‘71
Stephen McKeon – Queen and Country
Stephen Rennicks – Frank

Production Design
Tom Conroy – Vikings
Mark Geraghty – Vikings
John Paul Kelly – The Theory of Everything
Donal Woods – Downton Abbey

The Canal
Game of Thrones
Patrick’s Day

International Film
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

International Actor
Steve Carrell – Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhall – Nightcrawler
Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything

International Actress
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
Toni Collette – Glassland
Jessica Chastain – Miss Julie
Julianne Moore – Still Alice

Best of luck to all Irish actors and actresses nominated at the IFTAS, return to later this year for a full list of Ifta winners.

  • filmbuff2011

    For once, I’ve seen almost all of the Best Film nominees (Song Of The Sea is out in July). It’s a strange quirk of the IFTAs that they can nominate films that’ll be released weeks or even months after the show itself. I’m rooting for Glassland – it’s the best film there (though Patrick’s Day is a close second).

  • emerb

    I’ve actually only seen Noble which was very good but based on reviews i’ve read, i think that Grassland should/will win. I don’t think i’d like Patrick’s Day – too depressing for me 🙁