The Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) has announced the nominees for the 11th Annual Irish Film and Television Awards. The ceremony will take place on Saturday, 5th April 2014 at Dublin’s DoubleTree by Hilton Burlington Road, and will be broadcast live on RTÉ One at 9.35pm.

On the film front John Michael McDonagh’s Calvary and John Butler’s The Stag, which opened and closed this month’s Jameson Dublin International Film FestivalVirgin Media Dublin International Film FestivalFounded in 2003, the Dublin International Film Festival sets the agenda of the year with its programme of outstanding Irish and international film. respectively, lead the pack with 6 nominations each. Both films picked up Best Film, Director, Script, Actor in a Lead Role, and Actress in a Lead Role. Calvary‘s sixth nomination came for Orla O’Rourke as Supporting Actress, while The Stag‘s came for Peter McDonald as Supporting Actor. Byzantium, The Sea, and Run & Jump picked up 4 nominations each.

The 4 nominees in the International Film category represent a subset of the Best Picture Academy Award contenders, with 12 Years a Slave, Gravity, Philomena, and The Wolf of Wall Street nominated. The International Actor and Actress categories are similarly well populated with Oscar nominees, with only Michael Douglas’ turn as Liberace in Behind the Candelabra as an exception. That film aired on TV in the US and was not eligible for Oscar.

The full list is as follows:

Best Film

1393495648019Byzantium (Alan Moloney, Stephen Woolley, Parallel Films, Number 9 Films)
Calvary (James Flynn, Chris Clark, Flora Fernandez Marengo, Octagon Films, Reprisal Films)
Run & Jump (Tamara Angie, David Collins, Martina Niland, Samson Films)
The Sea (David Collins, Samson Films)
The Stag (Robert Walpole, Rebecca O’Flanagan, Treasure Entertainment)

Director Film

1393495643330John Butler, The Stag (Treasure Entertainment)
Neil Jordan, Byzantium (Parallel Films and Number 9 Films)
John Michael McDonagh, Calvary (Octagon Films and Reprisal Films)
Ruairi Robinson, The Last Days on Mars (Qwerty Films and Fantastic Films)

Script Film

1393495639636John Banville, The Sea (Samson Films)
Ailbhe Keogan, Run & Jump (Samson Films)
John Michael McDonagh, Calvary (Octagon Films and Reprisal Films)
John Butler and Peter McDonald, The Stag (Treasure Entertainment)

Actor in a Lead Role Film

1393495630341Brendan Gleeson, Calvary (Octagon Films and Reprisal Films)
Domhnall Gleeson, About Time (Universal Pictures)
Ciarán Hinds, The Sea (Samson Films)
Andrew Scott, The Stag (Treasure Entertainment)

Actress in a Leading Role Film

Antonia Campbell-Hughes, 3096 Days (Constantin Film)
Jane McGrath, Black Ice (Bandit Films)
Saoirse Ronan, Byzantium (Parallel Films & Number 9 Films)
Kelly Thornton, Life’s A Breeze (Fastnet FilmsFastnet FilmsFastnet Films is the Irish film and television production company of Macdara Kelleher, Morgan Bushe and director Lance Daly.)

Actor in a Supporting Role Film

Colin Farrell, Saving Mr.Banks (Walt Disney Studios)
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years A Slave (Entertainment One)
Edward MacLiam, Run & Jump (Samson Films)
Peter McDonald, The Stag (Treasure Entertainment)

Actress in a Supporting Role Film

Sinead Cusack, The Sea (Samson Films)
Fionnula Flanagan, Life’s A Breeze (Fastnet Films)
Amy Huberman, The Stag (Treasure Entertainment)
Orla O’Rourke, Calvary (Octagon Films and Reprisal Films)

International Film (sponsored by American Airlines)

12 Years a Slave
Gravity
Philomena
The Wolf of Wall Street

International Actor

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

International Actress

Amy Adams, American Hustle
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena

Drama (in association with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland)

1393495609853The Fall (Stephen Wright, Allan Cubitt, BBC Northern Ireland, Artists Studio)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Love/Hate (Suzanne McAuley, Steve Matthews, Octagon Films)
Quirke (Ed Guiney, John McColgan, Joan Egan, Element PicturesElement Pictures LogoElement Pictures is run by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe, with offices in Dublin and London, working across production, distribution, and exhibition. Element Pictu... More, Tyrone Productions, BBC Drama)
Vikings (Michael Hirst, Morgan O’Sullivan, James Flynn, History Channel)

Director TV Drama

David Caffrey, Love/Hate (Octagon Films)
Ciaran Donnelly, Vikings (History Channel)
Ian Fitzgibbon, Moone Boy (Grand Pictures, Baby Cow Productions, Hot Cod Productions & Sprout Pictures for Sky 1)
Thaddeus O’Sullivan, Amber (Screenworks)

Script Drama

Stuart Carolan, Love/Hate (Octagon Films)
Neil Jordan, The Borgias (Octagon Films)
Nick Vincent Murphy & Chris O’Dowd, Moone Boy (Grand Pictures, Baby Cow Productions, Hot Cod Productions and Sprout Pictures for Sky 1)
Conor McPherson, Quirke (Element Pictures and Tyrone Productions)

Actor in a Leading Role Television

1393495592300Gabriel Byrne, Quirke (Element Pictures and Tyrone Productions)
Jamie Dornan, The Fall (BBC Northern Ireland and Artists Studio)
Chris O’Dowd, Moone Boy (Grand Pictures, Baby Cow Productions, Hot Cod Productions & Sprout Pictures for Sky 1)
Tom Vaughan Lawlor, Love/Hate (Octagon Films)

Actress in a Leading Role Television

1393495574883Eva Birthistle, Amber (Screenworks)
Charlie Murphy, Love/Hate (Octagon Films)
Mary Murray, Love/Hate (Octagon Films)
Deirdre O’Kane, Moone Boy (Grand Pictures, Baby Cow Productions, Hot Cod Productions & Sprout Pictures for Sky 1)

Actor in a Supporting Role Television

Peter Coonan, Love/Hate (Octagon Films)
Liam Cunningham, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Aidan Gillen, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Allen Leech, Downton Abbey (Carnival Films)

Actress in a Supporting Role Television

Elaine Cassidy, The Paradise (Masterpiece and BBC Productions)
Caoilfhionn Dunne, Love/Hate (Octagon Films)
Michelle Fairley, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Victoria Smurfit, Dracula (NBC/SKY)

CRAFT / TECHNICAL CATEGORIES (FILM/DRAMA)

Costume

Joan Bergin, Vikings
Consolata Boyle, Philomena
Lorna Marie Mugan, Ripper Street
Leonie Prendergast, Moone Boy

Director of Photography Film/Drama

PJ Dillon, Ripper Street
Kate McCullough, Here Was Cuba
Ruairi O’Brien, The Fall
Robbe Ryan, Philomena

Editing Film/Drama

Nick Emerson, Starred Up
Una Ni Dhonghaile, Ripper Street
Nathan Nugent, Run & Jump
Emer Reynolds, Here Was Cuba

Makeup & Hair sponsored by M.A.C.

Byzantium
The Fall
Ripper Street
Vikings

Production Design

Tom Conroy, Vikings
Mark Geraghty, Ripper Street
Ton McCullough, The Fall
Donal Woods, Downton Abbey

Original Score

Liam Bates, Earthbound
Patrick Cassidy, Calvary
David Holmes, The Fall
Nick Seymour, The Summit

Sound Film/Drama

Game of Thrones
Here Was Cuba
Last Days on Mars
Ripper Street

TELEVISION PROGRAMMES

Childrens/Youth

An Ceoldrama
 Doc McStuffins
 Octonauts
Punky

Current Affairs

Breach of Trust (RTÉ)
Inside Irish Nationwide (Animo for RTÉ)
Spotlight Housing Whatever It Takes (BBC NI)
Vincent Browne Tonight (TV3)

Documentary

Danny Boy: The Ballad that Bewitched the World
Donal Walsh – My Story
The Disappeared
The Scholarship – Class of 2018

Documentary Series

1916 Seachtar Dearmadta
 Bliain in Árainn Mhór
The Estate
John Lonergan’s Circus

Entertainment

Irish Pictorial Weekly
 The Late Late Show
 Moone Boy
Mrs Browns Boys

Factual

John Sheahan: A Dubliner
Nationwide
Seamus Heaney – Postscript – Imeall
The Zoo

Reality

Dúshlán 1881 – Living the Eviction
The Great Irish Bake Off
 Jockey Eile
Operation Transformation

Sports

Batmen
 Páidí Ó Sé – Rí an Pharóiste
R.O.G. The Ronan O’Gara Story
We Got Game

Irish Language

1916 Seachtar Dearmadta
 An Ceoldrama
 Scúp
 Páidí Ó Sé – Rí an Pharóiste

CRAFT / TECHNICAL CATEGORIES (TELEVISION)

Director TV

Anna Rodgers, Somebody to Love
Colm Bairéad, An Ceoldráma
Tom Johnston, Áine Lawlor: Facing Cancer
Maurice Sweeney, John Sheahan: A Dubliner

Director of Photography TV

Barry Donnellan, Secrets of the Irish Landscape
Ronan Fox, John Sheahan: A Dubliner
Richard Kendrick, In Good Hands The Power of Metal
John Murray, The Secret Life of the Shannon

Editing TV

Mick Mahon, John Sheahan: A Dubliner
Mick Mahon, We Got Game
Emer Reynolds, The Secret Life of the Shannon
Ray Roantree, Looking After No. 1

Sound TV

1916 Searchtar Dearmadta
 John Sheahan: A Dubliner
R.O.G. The Ronan O’Gara Story
The Secret Life of the Shannon

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