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Published on February 14th, 2012 | by Jen McShane

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Round-up: The Irish Film and Television Awards 2012

 

It was the night when the crème of Irish talent came out in their finery to pay tribute to our best movies of the year. The Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTA) were slightly overlooked this year, but The Fass got his gong out of it (no pun intended) and here at the Culch offices, that’s all we really wanted.

The IFTA ceremony is relatively new to our shores, it is only in its ninth year, but it has to be said we do put on a good show.  There was the usual finery in the fashion stakes (I want Amy Huberman’s dress) and the very fine red carpet glamour (Mr Fassbender looked mighty fine and brought his mam and dad along for the occasion, sweet or what?) Unfortunately Ryan Gosling wasn’t available to pick up his prize (boo!), he won for his role in ‘Drive’ but we did get Laura Whitmore (looking stunning and sounding every inch the MTV presenter), Brian O’Driscoll, Dawn Porter and Chris O’Dowd.

The acclaimed TV series ‘Love/Hate’ emerged as the big winner of the night taking home seven gongs, including the main prize for best TV drama series, best director for David Caffrey, best TV writer for Stuart Carolan and best editor for Isobel Stephenson. Aiden Gillen was named best lead actor in a TV drama, with Tom Vaughan Lawlor taking the supporting actor award, and Denise McCormack taking the best supporting actress award.

Elsewhere, I was thrilled to see the unmissable gem ‘The Guard’ do well (If only The Fass and Mr Gleeson could’ve been nominated in separate categories, both deserved to win the gong). Winning big in the film categories, The Guard also received the IFTA for Best Film, with writer/director John Michael McDonagh named Best Director, Best Screenwriter (the script was legendary) and the Irish Film Board Rising Star for his feature directorial debut. Yay!

A highlight, apart from the Fass taking his win for the acclaimed ‘Shame,’ was when our newly elected President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins presented veteran Irish actress Fionnula Flanagan with the IFTA Lifetime Achievement Award.  She quite rightly received a standing ovation from the 1,400 strong audience and made a touching speech to top it all off. In addition, the actress took home a second IFTA statuette for her supporting role in The Guard.

Other notable wins included  ‘Bridesmaids’ star Chris O’Dowd who won for the Actor Support Film award for his performance in the hit comedy film and actresses Saoirse Ronan, who won for her Lead performance as teen assassin in Joe Wright’s ‘Hanna.’ Did I mention how thrilled we are that The Fass won? Oh yeah, I did.

So it’s all over for another year, but it was great to see our home grown Irish talent get the accolades they deserve for bringing us some truly great films this year.

Here are all the winners for your viewing pleasure:

BEST FILM:

The Guard – Chris Clark, Flora Fernandez Marengo, Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe (Reprisal Films / Element Pictures)

DIRECTOR FILM:

John Michael McDonagh

SCRIPT FILM:

John Michael McDonagh – The Guard

ACTOR – FILM:

Michael Fassbender – Shame

ACTRESS -FILM:

Saoirse Ronan – Hanna

SUPPORTING ACTOR – FILM:

Chris O’Dowd – Bridesmaids

SUPPORTING ACTRESS – FILM:

Fionnula Flanagan – The Guard

GEORGE MORRISON FEATURE DOCUMENTARY AWARD:

Bernadette; Notes on a Political Journey- Lelia Doolan,

SPECIAL IRISH LANGUAGE AWARD:

Corp + Anam – Paddy Hayes

ANIMATION:

The Boy in the Bubble – Kealan O’ Rourke

PHILIPS SHORT FILM AWARD:

Foxes – Lorcan Finnegan

INTERNATIONAL FILM:

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

INTERNATIONAL ACTOR:

Ryan Gosling – Drive

INTERNATIONAL ACTRESS:

Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs

BEST DRAMA, IN ASSOCIATION WITH BAI:

Love/Hate – Suzanne McAuley & Steve Mattews

DIRECTOR TELEVISION DRAMA:

David Caffrey – Love/Hate

WRITER TELEVISION DRAMA:

Stuart Carolan – Love/Hate

ACTOR – TELEVISION:

Aidan Gillen – Love/Hate

ACTRESS – TELEVISION:

Ruth Negga – Shirley

SUPPORTING ACTOR – TELEVISION:

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor – Love/Hate

SUPPORTING ACTRESS – TELEVISION:

Denise McCormack – Love/Hate

DIRECTOR TELEVISION:

Gary Keane – The Writing in the Sky

CURRENT AFFAIRS / NEWS:

Prime Time Investigates: The Home Care Scandal – Adrian Lydon

DOCUMENTARY SERIES:

Waterways – Stephen Rooke

DOCUMENTARY:

The Blood of the Travellers – Liam McGrath

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME:

Mrs Brown’s Boys – Brendan O’Carroll & Justin Healy

FACTUAL PROGRAMME:

The Only Viking in the Village – Anne Heffernan & Bernadine Carraher

REALITY PROGRAMME:

ICA Bootcamp

SPORTS:

Eamonn Coghlan – Man on a Mission –

IRISH FILM BOARD RISING STAR:

John Michael McDonagh

 

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