IFTA Nominations Revealed

The TV IFTA Nominations have finally been unveiled.

The Irish Film and Television Awards have split their ceremonies into two nights - one for film and one for TV. 

Among the leading shows to be nominated this year are Mrs Brown's Boys, First Dates Ireland, The Rubberbandits and How To Kill Your Mammy.

The awards ceremony will take place on October 7th in Dublin.

The nominees are:



Apres Match presents Election ’82

Bridget & Eamon

Mrs Brown’s Boys

The Rubberbandits’ Guide to 1916


Current Affairs                                                                     

BBC NI Spotlight: Selling Northern Ireland

Claire Byrne Live – Leaders Debate

The People’s Debate

RTE Investigates Standards in Public Office


Documentary Series                                                            

1916 The Irish Rebellion

Bas Na Saoirse


The Joy


Documentary Single                                                            

Children of the Revolution

I Am Immigrant

I Am Traveller

Ireland’s Great Wealth Divide

The Story of Yes



50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy

Brendan O’Connor’s Cutting Edge

The Imelda May Show

The Seven O’Clock Show



Creedon’s Wild Atlantic Way

Daniel and Majella’s B&B Road Trip

Ear to the Ground

The Guards


Live Event                                                                 

Big Week on the Farm


Laochra 1916 GAA Commemoration

The State Commemoration of the 1916 Rising



BBC Newsline: Brexit Special

RTE Six One News – Paris Terror Attacks

TG4 Nuacht

TV3 News Special – Brexit

UTV Ireland Live News @ 5:30 – Brexit Special



Reality & Constructed Factual                                                                   

First Dates Ireland

Operation Transformation

Rugby’s Wheelchair Challenge

Toughest Place to Be


Specialist Factual                                                                

A Fanatic Heart: Bob Geldof on WB Yeats


Crainn na hEireann

Wild Cities – Galway



All Ireland Day

Apres Match of the Day

Hidden Ireland: rugby and Concussion

Road to Rio


Soap/Continuing Drama                                                                 

Fair City

Red Rock

Ros na Run


Male Performance                                                               

Sean Mahon –  Red Rock

Brendan O Carroll – Mrs. Brown’s Boys

Patrick Ryan – Red Rock

Karl Shiels – Fair City

Chris Tordoff – Hardy Bucks


Female Performance                                                                       

Sharon Horgan – Catastrophe

Andrea Irvine – Red Rock

Jane McGrath – Red Rock

Aisling O’Neill – Fair City

Jennifer Zamparelli – Bridget and Eamon


Animation – Children’s & Young People’s                                                                       

Danger Mouse

The Day Henry Met

Lily’s Driftwood Bay

Peter Rabbit: The Tale Of The Unexpected Discovery


Children’s & Young People’s – Live Action                                                                      

1916 Challenge


My Life Champion of the World

Out and About


Irish Language                                                                     

An Klondike


Fleadh TV

Ros na Run


Director Soap/Comedy

Jason Butler – Bridget and Eamon

Diarmuid Goggins – Red Rock

Lisa Mulcahy – Red Rock

Louise Ní Fhiannachta – Eipic


Writer – Soap /Comedy                                                                    

Jason Butler, Jennifer Zamparelli, Bernard O’Shea – Bridget and Eamon

Sharon Horgan – Catastrophe

Brendan O’Carroll – Mrs Browns Boys

Paul Walker – Red Rock


Camera TV                                                                

Colm Hogan – 1916 The Irish Rebellion

Paddy Jordan – Death of a Son – The Killing of Michael Dwyer

Alistair Neely – Voices ’16

Michael O’Donovan – These Walls Can Talk


Director TV

Darragh Byrne – My Homeless Family

Gerry Hoban Ireland’s Great Wealth Divide

Máire Kearney – Life Before the Rising

Gerry Nelson – Wild Cities Dublin


Editing TV                                                                 

Jamie Fitzpatrick – Wild Cities – Galway

Derek Holland – A Fanatic Heart: Geldof on Yeats

Iseult Howlett – I Am Immigrant

Una Ní Dhonghaile – Invisible Man


Sound TV

1916 Irish Rebellion

Danger Mouse

Deoch an Dorais


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