The nominees have been announced for the 2018 Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) Film and Drama Awards, which will be held on Thursday, February 15th 2018.

Competing for the big award of Best Feature Film are Aisling Walsh’s Maudie (which topped the list with 6 nominations including Best Director), Mark O’Connor’s Cardboard Gangsters (which received 5 nominations including Best Director),John Butler’s Handsome Devil (which also received 5 nominations including Best Director and Screenwriter), Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing of a Sacred Deer (which received 4 nominations), Frank Berry’s Michael Inside (which also received 4 nominations including Best Director and Screenwriter), and Pat Collins’ Song of Granite (which picked up 3 nominations in the technical categories).

Also cleaning up in the technical categories was Emer Reynold’s space-documentary The Farthest, which nabbed 5 nominations. It will compete for the George Morrison Feature Documentary award with The 34th, A Cambodian Spring, No Stone Unturned, and The Silver Branch.

The most notable nominations were in the Best Actress in a Leading Role – Film category, where there are only three nominees – Sarah Bolger for Halal Daddy, Saoirse Ronan for Lady Bird, and Ann Skelly for Kissing Candice.  In 2011 a similar event occurred which caused the Leading Actress categories for Film and Television to be combined. However in recent years there has been a notable increase in lead roles for women and an emphasis on female creatives within the industry. We hope that this is just a one-time anomaly.

Full list of nominees:

Feature Film

IFTA 2018 Feature Film Nominees

Cardboard Gangsters
Handsome Devil
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Maudie
Michael Inside
Song of Granite

Actress in a Leading Role: Film

IFTA 2018 Actress in a Leading Role - Film Nominees

Sarah Bolger, Halal Daddy
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Ann Skelly, Kissing Candice

Actor in a Leading Role: Film

IFTA 2018 Actor in a Leading Role - Film Nominees

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 Supporting Role: Film

IFTA 2018 Actress in a Supporting Role - Film Nominees

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

Actor in a Supporting Role: Film

IFTA 2018 Actor in a Supporting Role - Film Nominees

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

Screenwriter: 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

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

George Morrison Feature Documentary

The 34th
A Cambodian Spring
The Farthest
No Stone Unturned
The Silver Branch

Cinematography

Tom Comerford, Pilgrimage
Richard Kendrick, Song of Granite
Seamus McGarvey, The Greatest Showman
Cathal Watters, Peaky Blinders

Editing

Tony Cranstoun, The Farthest
Dermot Diskin, Peaky Blinders
Una Ni DhonghaIle, Three Girls
Tadhg O Sullivan, Song of Granite

Costume

Consolata Boyle, Victoria and Abdul
Sarajane Ffrench O Carroll, The Lodgers
Susan O Connor Cave, Vikings
Leonie Prendergast, Pilgrimage

Production Design

Stephen Daly, Into the Badlands
Joe Fallover, The Lodgers
Mark Geraghty, Vikings
John Hand, Maudie

Make-Up & Hair

Julie-Ann Ryan & Niamh Glynn, The Cured
Clare Lambe & Sevlene Roddy, Into the Badlands
Lorraine Glynn & Sonya Dolan, The Man Who Invented Christmas
Dee Corcoran & Tom McInerney, Vikings

Original Score

Ray Harman, The Farthest
Stephen McKeon, Pilgrimage
Stephen Rennicks, Maze
John Gerard Walsh, The Drummer and The Keeper

Sound

Steve Fanagan, Kieran Horgan, The Farthest
Ronan Hill, Onnalee Blank, Mathew Waters, Game of Thrones
Karl Merren Brendan Deasy, Into the Badlands
Marco Dolle, Steve Munro, Garret Farrell, Maudie

VFX

Tim Chauncey, The Ash Lad: In the Hall of the Mountain King
Ian Benjamin Kenny & Enda O’Connor, The Farthest
Ed Bruce & Nicholas Murphy, Screenscene, Game of Thrones
Tailored Films & Bowsie Workshop, The Lodgers

Live Action Short Film

Cry Rosa
For You
The Secret Market
The Tattoo
Time Traveller
Wave

Animated Short Film

An Beal Bocht
Angela’s Christmas
Departure
Late Afternoon

Best Drama

Acceptable Risk
Game of Thrones
Line of Duty
Paula
Striking Out
Vikings

Actress in a Lead Role Drama

Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Elaine Cassidy, Acceptable Risk
Denise Gough, Paula
Amy Huberman, Striking Out
Ruth Negga, Preacher

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 Supporting Role Drama

 

Angeline Ball, Acceptable Risk
Eva Birthistle, The Last Kingdom
Jessie Buckley, Taboo
Charlie Murphy, Peaky Blinders
Genevieve O’Reilly, Tin Star

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, Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Director: Drama

David Caffrey, Peaky Blinders
Rob Quinn, Ackley Bridge
Steve Saint Leger, Vikings
Dearbhla Walsh, Fargo

Writer: Drama

Ronan Bennett, Gunpowder
Malcolm Campbell, Ackley Bridge
Conor McPherson, Paula
Antoine O Flatharta, Grace Harte

International Film

Dunkirk
Lady Bird
Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

International Actress

Sally Hawkins, Maudie
Sally Hawkins, Shape of Water
Nicole Kidman, The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Frances McDormand, 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

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