'Room' and 'Sing Street' lead the field following IFTA nominations announcement

'Brooklyn' and 'My Name is Emily' are also in contention, while RTÉ and TG4 will face off in the TV Drama categories

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'Room' stars Jacob Tremblay and Brie Larson both received nominations

TG4’s Irish-language western An Klondike will be hoping to find gold at next month’s IFTA Film & Drama Awards, leading the nominations with a total of nine nods – including ‘Best Drama’, ‘Best Director (Drama)’, and Dara Devaney as ‘Best Actor (Drama)’.

The story of two Irish brothers trying to make it in Gold Rush America will go head to head with RTÉ’s 1916 drama Rebellion, the fictionalised tale of three Irish women’s involvement in the Easter Rising. Rebellion received nominations for ‘Best Drama’, ‘Best Actor (Drama)’ for Barry Ward, while two of its female leads, Sarah Greene and Ruth Bradley, will face off for ‘Best Actress (Drama)’.

In an unprecedented year of Irish success at the movies, Brooklyn and Room will battle it out in the film categories, with healthy competition from Sing Street and My Name is Emily. Room, which swept the boards at the Canadian Screen Awards last night, has eight nominations at the IFTAs, a tally matched by Sing Street and My Name is Emily, while Brooklyn scored seven.

Liam Neeson will be honoured with the lifetime achievement award when the ceremony is held in the Round Room of the Mansion House in Dublin city on April 9th.

The full list of nominees reads as follow:

BEST FILM

  • Brooklyn
  • My Name is Emily
  • Room
  • Sing Street
  • The Survivalist
  • Viva

ACTOR IN A LEAD ROLE (FILM)

  • Colin Farrell - The Lobster
  • Michael Fassbender - Steve Jobs
  • Domhnall Gleeson - Ex Machina
  • Barry Keoghan - Mammal
  • Martin McCann - The Survivalist

ACTRESS IN A LEAD ROLE (FILM)

  • Eva Birthistle - Swansong
  • Ruth Bradley - Pursuit
  • Orla Brady -The Price of Desire
  • Evanna Lynch - My Name is Emily
  • Saoirse Ronan - Brooklyn

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE FILM

  • Domhnall Gleeson - Brooklyn
  • Sean T. Ó Meallaigh - The Callback Queen
  • Jack Reynor - Sing Street
  • Owen Roe - Pursuit
  • Michael Smiley - My Name is Emily

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE FILM

  • Jane Brennan - Brooklyn
  • Gemma-Leah Devereux - Get Up and Go
  • Olwen Fouéré - The Survivalist
  • Siobhan O'Kelly - An Klondike
  • Ger Ryan - The Callback Queen

DIRECTOR FILM

  • Lenny Abrahamson - Room
  • Paddy Breathnach - Viva
  • John Carney - Sing Street
  • John Crowley - Brooklyn
  • Stephen Fingleton - The Survivalist

SCRIPT FILM

  • John Carney - Sing Street
  • Emma Donoghue - Room
  • Simon Fitzmaurice - My Name is Emily
  • Mark O'Halloran - Viva
  • Johnny O'Reilly - Moscow Never Sleeps

GEORGE MORRISON FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

  • A Doctor's Sword - Bob Jackson Gary Lennon
  • The Land of the Enlightened - Morgan Bushe and Bart Van Langendonck
  • Mom and Me - Ken Wardrop
  • Older Than Ireland - Alex Fegan Garry Walsh and Colm Nicell
  • The Queen of Ireland - Ailish Bracken

SHORT FILM

  • Change in the Weather
  • Ernestine and Kit
  • The Great Wide Open
  • How Was Your Day?
  • Love is a Sting
  • Stutterer

ANIMATION

  • A Coat Made Dark - Damien Byrne
  • Geist - Daniel Spencera
  • Tea with the Dead - Susan Broe
  • Unhinged - Tom Caulfield

INTERNATIONAL FILM

  • The Revenant
  • Spotlight
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Ex Machina

INTERNATIONAL ACTOR

  • Leonard DiCaprio - The Revenant
  • Matt Damon - The Martian
  • Jacob Tremblay - Room
  • Bryan Cranston -Trumbo

INTERNATIONAL ACTRESS

  • Brie Larson - Room
  • Cate Blanchett - Carol 
  • Charlotte Rampling - 45 Years
  • Rachel Griffith - Mammal

DRAMA

  • An Klondike
  • Game of Thrones
  • Penny Dreadful
  • Rebellion
  • Vikings

ACTOR IN A LEAD ROLE IN DRAMA

  • Dara Devaney - An Klondike
  • Colin Farrell - True Detective
  • Stephen Rea - Dickensian
  • Aidan Turner - Poldark
  • Barry Ward - Rebellion

ACTRESS IN A LEAD ROLE DRAMA

  • Caitriona Balfe - Outlander
  • Ruth Bradley - Rebellion
  • Elaine Cassidy - No Offence
  • Sarah Greene - Rebellion
  • Catherine Walker - Critical

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN DRAMA

  • Liam Cunningham - Game of Thrones
  • Ned Dennehy - Dickensian
  • Moe Dunford - Vikings
  • Robert O'Mahoney - An Klondike
  • Stephen Rea - War & Peace

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN DRAMA

  • Michelle Fairly - Rebellion
  • Sarah Greene - Penny Dreadful
  • Paula Malcomson - Ray Donovan
  • Ruth Negga - Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.LD
  • Victoria Smurfit - Once Upon a Time

DIRECTOR DRAMA

  • Anthony Byrne - Ripper Street
  • Neasa Hardiman - Happy Valley
  • Dathai Keane - An Klondike
  • Brian Kirk - Penny Dreadful
  • Aisling Walsh - An Inspector Calls

SCRIPT DRAMA

  • Marcus Fleming - An Klondike
  • Lisa McGee - Indian Summers
  • Billy Roche - Clean Break
  • Colin Teevan -Rebellion

CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Seamus Deasy - My Name is Emily
  • PJ Dillion - Vikings
  • Robbie Ryan - Slow West
  • Cathal Watters- Viva

EDITING

  • Mick Mahon - The Queen of Ireland
  • Nathan Nugent - Room
  • Stephen O'Connoll - Viva
  • Emer Reynolds - My Name is Emily

PRODUCTION DESIGN

  • Tom Conroy - Legend
  • Padraig O'Neill - An Klondike
  • Paki Smith - Viva
  • Derek Wallace - Rebellion

COSTUME DESIGN

  • Joan Bergin - Vikings
  • Allison Byrne - Rebellion
  • Tiziana Corvisieri - Sing Street
  • Triona Lillis - An Klondike

MAKE-UP & HAIR 

  • An Klondike
  • Brooklyn
  • Sing Street
  • Vikings

ORIGINAL MUSIC

  • Gary Clark & John Carney - Sing Street
  • Stephen McKeon - My Name is Emily
  • Stephen Rennicks - Room 
  • Stephen Rennicks - Viva

SOUND

  • The Hallow
  • My Name is Emily
  • Room
  • Sing Street

VFX

  • Brooklyn
  • The Frankenstein Chronicles
  • Ghosthunters: On Icy Trails
  • Ripper Street

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