The Irish Film and Television Academy have announced the nominees for the Rising Star Award for next months IFTA awards.

The prize is selected by a special jury and sponsored by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board. The aim of the award is “to highlight exceptional new and breakthrough talent working in all areas of the Irish film industry”.

The six nominees are:

  • Margaret Corkery – Eamon (Writer/Director)
  • Darren Healy – Savage, Eamon (Actor)
  • Tomm Moore – The Secret of Kells (Director/Co-Producer)
  • Brendan Muldowney – Savage (Writer/Director)
  • Robert Sheehan – Cherrybomb, Misfits (Actor)
  • Ken WardropHis & Hers (Director)

Not to play favourites but I do think that Tomm Moore should win for the extraordinary The Secret of Kells.

The ceremony will take place on Saturday 20th February at the Burlington Hotel, Dublin.

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