Here are the winners of the 2018 IFTAs


The 2018 Irish Film and Television Academy Film and Drama Awards were held in Dublin last night. The awards, a celebration of the last year for Irish talent, Irish film and scripted drama, took place in the Mansion House, with Deirdre O’Kane hosting the occasion. Frank Berry’s Michael Inside was among the big winners on the night, picking up the award for Best Film. Aisling Walsh was the winner of Best Director for her work on Maudie, while stars Saoirse Ronan, Barry Keoghan and Cillian Murphy were among the winners in the acting categories. John Connors, star of hit crime drama Cardboard Gangsters, was the winner in the Best Actor category, and made a moving speech celebrating his success in spite of the difficulty he faces getting cast as a member of the Travelling community.

See the full list of winners at the 2018 IFTAs below.

Best Film
Michael Inside

Best International Film
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Drama
Game of Thrones

Best Actress: Film
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Best Actor: Film
John Connors, Cardboard Gangsters

Best Director: Film
Aisling Walsh, Maudie

Best Actress: Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander

Best Actor: Drama 
Cillian Murphy, Peaky Blinders

Best Supporting Actor: Film
Barry Keoghan, The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Best Supporting Actress: Film
Victoria Smurfit, The Lears

Best Supporting Actor: Drama
Liam Cunningham, Game of Thrones

Best Supporting Actress: Drama
Charlie Murphy, Peaky Blinders

Best International Actress 
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best International Actor
Ethan Hawke, Maudie

Rising Star Award
Jacob McCarthy, The Drummer & the Keeper

Casting Director Award
Ros Hubbard

Best Scriptwriter: Film 
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Director: Drama 
Dearbhla Walsh, Fargo

George Morrison Feature Documentary Award 
The Farthest

Best Costume Design
Consolata Boyle, Victoria & Abdul

Best Make-Up & Hair
Clare Lambe & Sevlene Roddy, Into the Badlands

Best Editing
Úna Ní DhonghaIle, Three Girls

Best Live Action Short Film
Wave

Best Animated Short Film
Late Afternoon

Best Writer: Drama 
Conor McPherson, Paula

Best Cinematography 
Seamus McGarvey, The Greatest Showman

Best Production Design
John Hand, Maudie

Best Original Music
Stephen McKeon, Pilgrimage

Best Sound
Steve Fanagan & Kieran Horgan, The Farthest

Best VFX
Tailored Films & Bowsie Workshop, The Lodgers

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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