8th Irish Film & Television Awards

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8th Irish Film & Television Awards
Date 12 February 2011
Site Convention Centre Dublin
Host Simon Delaney
Highlights
Best Film As If I Am Not There
Best Actor Martin McCann
Swansong: Story of Occi Byrne
Best Actress Amy Huberman
Rewind
Most awards As If I Am Not There (3)
The Tudors (3)
Most nominations Love/Hate (10)
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The 8th Irish Film & Television Awards were held on 12 February 2011 in the Convention Centre, Dublin.[1][2]

It was hosted by actor Simon Delaney.[3] The Awards show was broadcast live on RTÉ One television in Ireland.

Irish producer Morgan O'Sullivan was presented with the Outstanding Contribution to Industry Award.[4] The Bosnian war drama As If I Am Not There won the best film, script and director awards. Martin McCann scooped the lead actor award for his performance in Swansong – Story of Occi Byrne while Amy Huberman received the lead actress award for Rewind.[5] Pierce Brosnan and Saoirse Ronan both won awards for their supporting roles in the international features The Ghost and The Way Back respectively, while Stephen Rea and Ruth McCabe received IFTAs for their performances in the television drama Single Handed. In television drama, the fourth and final series of The Tudors was named best drama series/soap which followed awards for the series' craft team in costume design Joan Bergin and make-up and Hair. Live Aid biopic When Harvey Met Bob received the IFTA for single drama/ drama serial and its star Domhnall Gleeson was announced the winner of the rising star award and lead actor television awards. In the international categories, David Fincher's The Social Network won the IFTA for international film with its star Jesse Eisenberg winning for best international actor. Annette Bening received the international actress award for her performance in The Kids Are All Right. The Republic of Telly's premiere of the Rubberbandits' Horse Outside took the people's choice award for best TV moment of the year.[6][7] The late Gerry Ryan was honoured when his daughter accepted an award on his behalf for Operation Transformation, which won Best Factual Programme.[8][9]

Awards[edit]

Awards in Film[edit]

Best Film

Director in Film

  • Juanita WilsonAs If I Am Not There (Winner)
    • PJ Dillon – Rewind
    • Tom Hall – Sensation
    • Ian Power – The Runway

Script Film

Actor in a lead role

Actress in a lead role

Actor in a Supporting Role – Film

Actress in a Supporting Role – Film

Feature Documentary

  • The Pipe (Winner)
    • Burma Soldier
    • Pyjama Girls
    • What We Leave in Our Wake

International Categories[edit]

Best International Film

International Actor

International Actress

Television Drama Categories[edit]

Single Drama / Drama Serial

Drama Series / Soap

Director Television

Writer Television

Actor in a Lead Role – Television

Actor in a Supporting Role – Television

Actress in a Supporting Role – Television

Craft / Technical Categories[edit]

Costume Design

  • Joan Bergin – The Tudors (Winner)
    • Consolata Boyle – Tamara Drewe
    • Joan O'Cleary – Swansong – Story of Occi Byrne
    • Susan Scott – Cup Cake

Director of Photography

  • PJ Dillon – The Runway (Winner)

Editing

  • Emer Reynolds – My Brothers (Winner)
    • Dermot Diskin – Love/Hate
    • Guy Montgomery – Parked
    • Nathan Nugent – As If I Am Not There

Make Up & Hair

  • Tom McInerney, Dee Corcoran – The Tudors (Winner)
    • Gill Brennan – Swansong – Story of Occi Byrne
    • Caroline McCurdy – Na Cloigne
    • Louise Myler – Parked

Original Score

Production Design

  • Ray Ball – The Runway

Sound

  • Karl Merren, Ken Galvin, Peter Blayney – The Silence
    • Daniel Birch, Robert Flanagan – Circus Fantasticus
    • Robert Flanagan, Michelle Cunniffe, Fiadhnait McCann – Essential Killing
    • Patrick Hanlon, Ken Galvin, Niall Brady – Rewind

Television Categories[edit]

Children's / Youth Programme

Current Affairs

Documentary Series

  • Freefall: The Night The Banks Failed (Winner)

Documentary

  • Voices From The Grave (Winner)
    • Children in Charge: Ireland's Young Carers
    • TK Whitaker – Seirbhíseach an Stait
    • Vanished in the Mountains: Ireland's Missing Women

Entertainment Programme

Factual Programme

Sports Programme

  • In Sunshine Or in Shadow
    • Graeme McDowell's Major Moment
    • Gualainn le Gualainn
    • World Cup Live

Other Categories[edit]

Short Film

  • Small Change (Winner)
    • Deep End Dance
    • Noreen
    • Pentecos

Rising Star Award

Special Irish Language Award

  • 1916 Seachtar na Cásca

Animation

Outstanding Contribution to Industry[edit]

  • Morgan O'Sullivan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stars arrive in Dublin for IFTA Ceremony". IFTN.ie. 9 February 2010. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Guest line-up for IFTAs announced". RTÉ News. 9 February 2010. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Simon Delaney to Host 2011 IFTAs". IFTN.ie. 23 January 2010. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "Morgan O'Sullivan to receive Outstanding Contribution to Industry Award at IFTA 2011". IFTA.ie. 19 January 2010. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "Belfast thespian Martin McCann shines at Irish awards bash". Belfast Telegraph. 14 January 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "IFTA winners announced". Irish Times. 13 January 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2011. 
  7. ^ "Bosnian war film takes home top awards at Iftas". Irish Times. 13 January 2011. Archived from the original on 18 February 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2011. 
  8. ^ "Ryan's daughter tells of joy as her late father honoured at IFTAs". Irish Independent. 13 January 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2011. 
  9. ^ "IFTAs Behind the Scenes Blog". RTÉ News. 13 January 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2011. 

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