The nominees for the 8th annual Irish Film and Television Awards have been announced,and there’s a few surprise and welcome inclusions amongst the lists.

Bosnian-set drama As If I Am Not There leading the film nominations with six, including Best Film, Best Director (Juanita Wilson), Best Script (Juanita Wilson) and Best International Actress (Natasha Petrovic). Hot on the tails with 5 nominations are The Runaway and Swansong – Story of Occi Byrne, while Rewind and Perrier’s Bounty picked up 4 each.

Irish stars are will represented at the awards with Pierce Brosnan picking up a nomination for his role in The Ghost Writer, Colin Farrell  for The Way Back, Brendan Gleeson  for Perrier’s Bounty, Cillian Murphy for Perrier’s Bounty, Liam Neeson for Chloe, Amy Huberman  for Rewind and Saoirse Ronan  for The Way Back.

International heavyweights Inception, The King’s Speech, The Social Network, Toy Story 3 and the excellent French film A Prophet are all up for gongs too.

The awards take place on Saturday, 12 February at the Convention Centre Dublin.

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Best Film
As If I Am Not There
Perrier’s Bounty
Swansong: Story of Occi Byrne
The Runway

Director Film
PJ Dillon – Rewind
Tom Hall – Sensation
Ian Power – The Runway
Juanita Wilson – As If I Am Not There

Script Film
Will Collins – My Brothers
Conor McDermottroe – Swansong: Story of Occi Byrne
Mark O’Rowe – Perrier’s Bounty
Juanita Wilson – As If I Am Not There

Actor in a Lead Role – Film
Martin McCann – Swansong: Story of Occi Byrne
Colm Meaney- Parked
Cillian Murphy – Perrier’s Bounty
Liam Neeson- Chloe

Actress in a Lead Role – Film / Television
Ruth Bradley – Love/Hate
Orla Brady- Mistresses
Amy Huberman-Rewind
Sarah Flood – Fair City
Charlene McKenna – RAW

Actor in a Supporting Role – Film
Pierce Brosnan – The Ghost
Colin Farrell – The Way Back
Brendan Gleeson – Perrier’s Bounty
Cillian Murphy – Inception

Actress in a Supporting Role – Film
Kerry Condon – The Runway
Marcella Plunkett – Swansong: Story of Occi Byrne
Saoirse Ronan – The Way Back
Eileen Walsh – Snap

The George Morrison Feature Documentary Award
Burma Soldier
Pyjama Girls
The Pipe
What We Leave in Our Wake

International Film
A Prophet
The Social Network
Toy Story 3

International Actor
Russell Crowe – The Next Three Days
Leonardo DiCaprio – Inception
Jesse Esienberg – The Social Network
Rahar Rahim – A Prophet

International Actress
Annette Benning – The Kids are All Right
Helena Bonham-Carter – The King’s Speech
Jennifer Lawrence – Winter’s Bone
Natasha Petrovic – As If I Am Not There

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