IFTA results announced

An elderly couple visit their children in Tokyo, only to be passed around from family to family.

Award season came to Dublin this weekend, first with the Meteors on Friday and last night the IFTAs. Taking place in the Gaiety and hosted by Ryan Tubridy, the IFTAs saw a variety of national and international stars come to Dublin, including the likes of Mel Gibson, Bo Derek, Rene Russo and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.


It was Meyers and the crew from ‘Tudors’ who triumphed this year with a record breaking seven IFTAs, including Best Drama Series/Soap, Best Actor in a Television Series going to Meyers and Maria Doyle Kennedy and Nick Dunning, winning for best supporting Actress and Actor in a Television series respectively. Another top winner was Irish language film ‘Kings’, winning a total of five awards.


Here is a full list of this year’s winners:






Film – ‘Garage’


International Film – ‘The Lives of Others’


Director Film – Lenny Abrahamson – ‘Garage’


Script Film – Mark O’Halloran – ‘Garage’


Actor in a Lead Role Film – Pat Shortt – ‘Garage’


Actor in a Supporting Role Film – Brendan Conroy – ‘Kings’


Actress in a Supporting Role Film – Saoirse Ronan – ‘Atonement’


International Actor – Daniel Day Lewis – ‘There Will Be Blood’





Single Drama / Drama Serial – ‘The Running Mate’


Drama Series / Soap – ‘The Tudors’


Director Television – Lenny Abrahamson – ‘Prosperity’


Script Television – Mark O’Halloran – ‘Prosperity’


Actor in a Lead Role Television – Jonathan Rhys Meyers – ‘The Tudors’


Actor in a Supporting Role Television – Nick Dunning – ‘The Tudors’


Actress in a Lead Role Film/Television – Aisling O’Sullivan – ‘The Clinic’


Actress in a Supporting Role Television – Maria Doyle Kennedy – ‘The Tudors’




Costume Design – Joan Bergin – ‘The Tudors’


Director of Photography  – Seamus McGarvey – ‘Atonement’


Editing – Dermot Diskin – ‘Kings’


Hair & Makeup – Jennifer Hegarty, Dee Corcoran – ‘The Tudors’


Original Score – Pol Brennan – ‘Kings’


Production Design – Tom Conroy – ‘The Tudors’


Sound – Ken Galvin, Ronan Hill, Dominic Weaver – ‘Kings’




Children’s / Youth Programme -‘Aifric’


Current Affairs Programme – ‘Prime Time Investigates – Not Seen, Not Heard’


Documentary Series – ‘The Hospice’


Single Documentary – ‘At Home with the Clearys’


Entertainment – ‘The Podge & Rodge Show’


Factual Entertainment – ‘Diarmuid’s Pony Kids’


News Programme – ‘BBC Newsline’


Sport – ‘Tall, Dark & Ó hAilpín’




Special Irish Language Award -‘ Kings’


Irish Film Board Rising Star 2008 – ‘Saoirse Ronan’


 Animation – ‘Skunk Fu!’


Short Film – ‘New Boy’


Pantene People’s Choice Award for Best International Actress – Hilary Swank – ‘PS I Love You’


Sony Bravia TV Personality of the Year – Kathryn Thomas RTÉ


Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema

Mel Gibson