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09th Jan 2013

What Richard Did and Love/Hate Lead Way at IFTAs

Award season is really starting to kick-off what with the BAFTA and now the Irish Film and Television Award nominations...

It comes as no surprise that What Richard Did and Love/Hate have dominated the IFTA nominations this year.

Lenny Abrahamson’s film is up against Superhero, Good Vibrations, Grabbers and Shadow Dancer for the Best Film award while he will have to see off strong competition from Pat Collins (Silence), Ian Fitzgibbon (Death of a Superhero) and Martin McDonagh (Seven Psychopaths) for the Best Director title.


What Richard Did looks like it might be taking more than one award home.

What Richard Did star Jack Reynor is also in with a chance of taking home the Best Actor award but Colin Farrell (Seven Psychopaths), Richard Dormer (Good Vibrations) and Martin McCann (Jump) are also in that category.

His co-star Roisin Murphy has her work cut out in the Best Actress group which includes Ruth Bradley (Grabbers), Anne Marie Duff (Sanctuary) and Seana Kerslake (Dollhouse).

Domhnall Gleeson (Anna Karenina), Ciaran Hinds (The Woman in Black), Michael McElhatton (Death of a Superhero) and David Wilmot (Shadow Dancer) will be vying for Best Supporting Actor.

On the female side, Brad Brennan (Shadow Dancer), Bronagh Gallagher (Grabbers), Charlene McKenna (Jump) and Gabrielle Reidy (What Richard Did) are up for Best Supporting Actress.

Love/Hate also looks set to have a good night in February. 

In the world of television, RTÉ’s Love/Hate looks set to have a good night having been nominated for Best Drama.

Both Robert Sheehan and Tom Vaughan Lawlor have received nods for Best Actor, a category which also includes Gabriel Byrne (Secret State) and Colm Meaney (Hell on Wheels).

Charlie Murphy from the hit crime show will battle it out against Amy Huberman (Threesome), Orla Brady (Sinbad) and Carroe Crowley (Rasai na Gaillimhe) for the Best Actress title.

The Irish Film and Television Awards will be held on February 9th. To see all of the nominations click here, and if you want to see the BAFTA nominations click here.