The Nominations for the 2018 IFTA Film & Drama Awards are out


The Irish Film and Television Academy commenced its 15th anniversary year today with the announcement of their line-up of nominations for the 2018 IFTA Awards.

Some of the most acclaimed Irish films of the last year have been shortlisted for the awards, with Maudie leading the way for nominations. Saoirse Ronan will be looking to win her 5th award for Actress in a Leading Role (and 8th IFTA Award overall) for her turn in the eagerly anticipated Lady Bird, while Colin Farrell and rising star Barry Keoghan are both among the nominees in their respective male catergories for The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Martin McDonagh’s 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, a recent Golden Globe winner and hotly tipped to wrack up awards all the way to the Oscars, has also received a number of nods, including the Feature Film and Film Director categories.

Across the Film categories Maudie receives 6 Nominations, Cardboard Gangsters and Handsome Devil along with Three Billboards  Outside Ebbing, Missouri and documentary The Farthest each receive 5 nominations. The Drummer and the Keeper, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Maze and Michael Inside each receive 4 nominations. The Lodgers and Pilgrimage and Song of Granite all receive 3 nominations each while Ladybird is nominated in its two categories.

Across the Drama categories Vikings receives 6 Nominations. Game of Thrones and Peaky Blinders each receive 5 nominations, Paula receives 4 nominations, Acceptable Risk and Into the Badlands receives 3 nominations and Line of Duty, Striking Out receive 2 nominations each.

The Academy CEO, Áine Moriarty commented:

“What a fantastic kick-start to the Academy’s 15th Anniversary year with this superb line-up of Irish Nominees showcasing the very best of Ireland’s creative talent, delivering world-class film and drama across the globe. The Academy looks forward to acknowledging their achievements and rewarding excellence at the IFTA Awards Ceremony next month (Thursday, February 15th).

Notably and disappointingly, the Best Actress in a Leading Role – Film category only received 3 nominations this year – Sarah Bolger for Halal Daddy, Saoirse Ronan for Lady Bird, and Ann Skelly for Kissing Candice. Moriarty has said that this is  “Because there was just not a level of script written for women, it was a very low number of scripts written for lead women in the past year.” and wants filmmakers and the IFB to address the gap. The years to come should see these numbers come back up again, as worthy leading (and supporting) roles for women are a necessary element for Ireland’s film industry to truly thrive.

The full nominations in film and television for the 2018 IFTA Awards are below.

NOMINATIONS FOR THE IFTA FILM & DRAMA AWARDS 2018

FILM CATEGORIES

FEATURE FILM

Cardboard Gangsters

Handsome Devil

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Maudie

Michael Inside

Song of Granite

 

DIRECTOR FILM

Frank Berry, Michael Inside

John Butler, Handsome Devil

Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Mark O Connor, Cardboard Gangsters

Aisling Walsh, Maudie

 

SCRIPTWRITER FILM

Frank Berry, Michael Inside

Stephen Burke, Maze

John Butler, Handsome Devil

Nick Kelly, The Drummer and The Keeper

Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE – FILM

John Connors, Cardboard Gangsters

Colin Farrell, The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Dafhyd Flynn, Michael Inside

Fionn O Shea, Handsome Devil

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Maze

 

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE – FILM

Sarah Bolger, Halal Daddy

Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Ann Skelly, Kissing Candice

 

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – FILM

Barry Keoghan, The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Jacob McCarthy, The Drummer and The Keeper

Andrew Scott, Handsome Devil

Fionn Walton, Cardboard Gangsters

Barry Ward, Maze

 

ACTRESS SUPPORTING ROLE – FILM

Niamh Algar, The Drummer and The Keeper

Sarah Carroll, The Limit Of

Deirdre O Kane, Halal Daddy

Victoria Smurfit, The Lears

Fionna Hewitt Twamley, Cardboard Gangsters

 

GEORGE MORRISON FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

The 34th

A Cambodian Spring

The Farthest

No Stone Unturned

The Silver Branch

 

SHORT FILM – LIVE ACTION

Cry Rosa

For You

The Secret Market

The Tattoo

Time Traveller

Wave

 

ANIMATED SHORT FILM

An Beal Bocht

Angela’s Christmas

Departure

Late Afternoon

 

INTERNATIONAL FILM

Dunkirk

Lady Bird

Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

INTERNATIONAL ACTOR

Timothee Chamelet, Call Me By Your Name

Ethan Hawke, Maudie

Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

INTERNATIONAL ACTRESS

Sally Hawkins, Maudie

Sally Hawkins, Shape of Water

Nicole Kidman, The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

 

DRAMA CATEGORIES

DRAMA

Acceptable Risk

Game of Thrones

Line of Duty

Paula

Striking Out

Vikings

 

DIRECTOR – DRAMA

David Caffrey, Peaky Blinders

Rob Quinn, Ackley Bridge

Steve Saint Leger, Vikings

Dearbhla Walsh, Fargo

 

SCRIPTWRITER – DRAMA

Ronan Bennett, Gunpowder

Malcolm Campbell, Ackley Bridge

Conor McPherson, Paula

Antoine O Flatharta, Grace Harte

 

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE – DRAMA

Richard Dormer, Rellik

Adrian Dunbar, Line Of Duty

Brendan Gleeson, Mr Mercedes

Cillian Murphy, Peaky Blinders

Chris O Dowd, Get Shorty

 

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE – DRAMA

Caitriona Balfe, Outlander

Elaine Cassidy, Acceptable Risk

Denise Gough, Paula

Amy Huberman, Striking Out

Ruth Negga, Preacher

 

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – DRAMA

Liam Cunningham, Game of Thrones

Moe Dunford, Vikings

Aidan Gillen, Game of Thrones

Owen McDonnell, Paula

Jason O Mara, Marvels Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

 

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – DRAMA

Angeline Ball, Acceptable Risk

Eva Birthistle, The Last Kingdom

Jessie Buckley, Taboo

Charlie Murphy, Peaky Blinders

Genevieve O’Reilly, Tin Star

 

CRAFT/TECHNICAL CATEGORIES (across Film & Drama)

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Tom Comerford, Pilgrimage

Richard Kendrick, Song of Granite

Seamus McGarvey, The Greatest Showman

Cathal Watters, Peaky Blinders

 

COSTUME DESIGN

Consolata Boyle, Victoria and Abdul

Sarajane Ffrench O Carroll, The Lodgers

Susan O Connor Cave, Vikings

Leonie Prendergast, Pilgrimage

 

EDITING

Tony Cranstoun, The Farthest

Dermot Diskin, Peaky Blinders

Una Ni DhonghaIle, Three Girls

Tadhg O Sullivan, Song of Granite

 

MAKEUP & HAIR

Julie-Ann Ryan & Niamh Glynn, The Cured

Clare Lambe & Sevlene Roddy, Into the Badlands

Lorraine Glynn & Sonya Dolan, The Man Who Invented Christmas

Dee Corcoran & Tom McInerney, Vikings

 

ORIGINAL MUSIC

Ray Harman, The Farthest

Stephen  McKeon, Pilgrimage

Stephen Rennicks, Maze

John Gerard Walsh, The Drummer and The Keeper

 

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Stephen Daly, Into the Badlands

Joe Fallover, The Lodgers

Mark Geraghty, Vikings

John Hand, Maudie

 

SOUND

Steve Fanagan,  Kieran Horgan, The Farthest

Ronan Hill, Onnalee Blank,  Mathew Waters, Game of Thrones

Karl Merren  Brendan Deasy, Into the Badlands

Marco Dolle, Steve Munro, Garret Farrell, Maudie

 

VFX

Tim Chauncey The Ash Lad: In the Hall of the Mountain King

Ian Benjamin Kenny Enda O  Connor The Farthest

Ed Bruce & Nicholas Murphy, Screenscene, Game of Thrones

Tailored Films  & Bowsie Workshop, The Lodgers

 

The ceremony for the 2018 IFTA Awards will take place at the Round Room in the Mansion House on 15th February and will be hosted by comedian (and nominee) Deirdre O’Kane.

Luke Dunne
About me

Luke is a writer, film addict and Dublin native who loves how much there is for film fans in his home county. A former writer for FilmFixx and the Freakin' Awesome Network, he founded Film In Dublin to pursue his dual dreams of writing about film and never sleeping ever again.

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