the irish film & television awards
celebrating a wealth of talent
The winners of this year’s Irish Film and Television Awards were revealed at a Gala Awards Ceremony at the Convention Centre Dublin on 9th February 2013. Chief Executive of IFTA, Áine Moriarty congratulated all winners and Nominees on what is the tenth anniversary of the Awards.
The 10th annual Irish Film & Television Awards (IFTAs) ceremony was watched by over 1.2 million viewers on Saturday 9th February, making it the highest rated IFTA Awards Ceremony to date. The show, which broadcast primetime on RTÉ One last Saturday February 9, gained 40% of the total viewership on Saturday night, across all channels with the 1.2 million viewers averaging out to just under 600,000 viewers across the 2 hour show.
The Annual Irish Film & Television Awards are the highlight of Ireland’s entertainment and cultural calendar celebrating the very best of Irish screen talent across film and television. Guests who walked the red carpet this evening included John C Reilly, Saoirse Ronan, Jim Sheridan, Chris O’Dowd, Victoria Smurfit, James Nesbitt, Fionnula Flanagan, Michelle Keegan, Chris Fountain, Whitney Able, Kian Egan, The Hardy Bucks and Jamie Dornan. Big winners on the night included Irish crime-drama Love/Hate which took home six awards, including IFTAs for Best Drama, Best Director David Caffrey and Writer TV Stuart Carolan. Love/Hate actors Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Charlie Murphy and Susan Loughnane received IFTAs for Actor Lead TV Drama, Actress Lead TV and Actress Support TV Drama respectively.
Winning big in the film categories, What Richard Did picked up five awards throughout the night including the award for Best Film. Jack Reynor picked up the award for Actor Lead Film whilst Lenny Abrahamson and Malcolm Campbell picked up IFTAs for Best Director and Script with their fifth IFTA going to Nathan Nugent for Editing Film. Click here for full list of winners.