CELEBRATING A WEALTH OF IRISH TALENT
The Round Room at The Mansion House hosted the Irish Film and Television Academy Awards for the fourth year running! IFTA is an all-Ireland organisation whose mission is to encourage excellence in Irish Film and Television by providing a platform for inspiration, creative development and collaboration across the entire industry.
The Round Room looked simply stunning for the evening. The Event Design team went all out creating a truly lavish, glamorous feel throughout with beautiful crystal chandeliers, a star cloth backdrop to complement the unique starry domed ceiling and truss warmers and up-lighting to off-set the room. The IFTA brand was kept front and centre with the hashtag for the evening lit up fantastically on the stage using LED lights, encouraging guests to engage throughout the evening on social media.
Ireland’s brightest stars turned up to the Round Room at the Mansion House for the Awards. Industry guests were welcomed by Academy CEO Áine Moriarty, and Deirdre O’Kane MC’d the Event. Gabriel Byrne received the Irish Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins. Ros Hubbard, legendary casting director, received the Spotlight Casting Director Award. Jacob McCarthy (The Drummer and the Keeper) won the Irish Film Board’s Rising Star Award.
The show will be broadcast on RTÉ One on Saturday 17th February at 10.45pm.
TAKE A LOOK AT THE EVENING’S BIGGEST WINNERS…
Aisling Walsh, Maudie
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE – FILM
John Connors, Cardboard Gangsters
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE – FILM
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – FILM
Barry Keoghan, The Killing of a Sacred Deer
ACTRESS SUPPORTING ROLE – FILM
Victoria Smurfit, The Lears
GEORGE MORRISON FEATURE DOCUMENTARY
IRISH FILM BOARD RISING STAR
Jacob McCarthy, The Drummer and the Keeper
SPOTLIGHT CASTING DIRECTOR AWARD
SHORT FILM – LIVE ACTION
ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Ethan Hawke, Maudie
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Game of Thrones
DIRECTOR – DRAMA
Dearbhla Walsh, Fargo
SCRIPTWRITER – DRAMA
Conor McPherson, Paula
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE – DRAMA
Cillian Murphy, Peaky Blinders
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE – DRAMA
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – DRAMA
Liam Cunningham, Game of Thrones
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – DRAMA
Charlie Murphy, Peaky Blinders
Seamus McGarvey, The Greatest Showman
Consolata Boyle, Victoria and Abdul
Una Ni DhonghaIle, Three Girls
MAKEUP & HAIR
Clare Lambe & Sevlene Roddy, Into the Badlands
Stephen McKeon, Pilgrimage
John Hand, Maudie
Steve Fanagan, Kieran Horgan, The Farthest
Tailored Films & Bowsie Workshop, The Lodgers
The Round Room and FIRE Restaurant and Lounge came alive the evening of the Awards with fans and press flocking to get a glimpse of their favourite stars, celebrities and of course their outfits!
Take a look at some of the top Red Carpet fashion HERE.