Awards

RTÉ Wins 19 IFTA Awards

RTÉ won 19 IFTA awards out of a possible 32 awards open for Television submissions (excluding Lifetime Achievement but including those open to Film and TV), with "Love/Hate" alone sweeping seven awards across craft and performance categories.


RTÉ's Managing Director of Television Glen Killane paid tribute to the success: “We’re delighted that the programming commissioned from the independent sector and made by our in-house teams resonated so well with the juries involved in the IFTAs this year. For juries of our industry peers to reward these productions so resolutely underlines for me their quality, critical appeal and ultimately, the relevance and resonance of our storytelling. Ultimately, I take these awards as further testament to the quality of our output and thus the value we offer the viewing public for the licence fee we receive. Congratulations again to all the programme-makers and teams involved.”

The IFTAs ceremony was watched by over a half-a-million on Saturday night on RTÉ One. It has been streamed 14,700 times on rte.ie. 10% of these were live simulcasts.

Categories won by RTÉ-commissioned/produced or co-funded programmes:

TELEVISION DRAMA CATEGORIES

BEST DRAMA, IN ASSOCIATION WITH BAI
Love/Hate - Suzanne McAuley & Steve Mattews (Octagon Films)

DIRECTOR TELEVISION DRAMA
David Caffrey - Love/Hate (Octagon Films)

WRITER TELEVISION DRAMA
Stuart Carolan - Love/Hate (Octagon Films)

ACTOR - TELEVISION
Aidan Gillen - Love/Hate (Octagon Films)

SUPPORTING ACTOR - TELEVISION
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor - Love/Hate (Octagon Films)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS - TELEVISION
Denise McCormack - Love/Hate (Octagon Films)

EDITING (FILM / TV DRAMA)
Isobel Stephenson - Love/Hate (Octagon Films)

DIRECTOR TELEVISION
Gary Keane - The Writing in the Sky (Real Films)

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY TELEVISION
Peter Robertson – Waterways (Tile Films)

EDITING TELEVISION
Ray Roantree - The Ashes of 9/11 (RTÉ)

SOUND TELEVISION
The Writing in the Sky – Killian Fitzgerald/Aza Hand (Real Films)

CHILDREN’S / YOUTH PROGRAMME
The Importance of Being Whatever - Martina Niland & David Collins (Accomplice TV)

CURRENT AFFAIRS / NEWS
Prime Time Investigates: The Home Care Scandal - Adrian Lydon (RTÉ)

DOCUMENTARY SERIES
Waterways - Stephen Rooke (Tile Films)

DOCUMENTARY
The Blood of the Travellers - Liam McGrath (Scratch Films)

ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAMME
Mrs Brown’s Boys - Brendan O'Carroll & Justin Healy (BBC / RTÉ)

FACTUAL PROGRAMME
The Only Viking In The Village - Anne Heffernan & Bernadine Carraher (Mind the Gap)

REALITY PROGRAMME
ICA Bootcamp (Independent Pictures)

ANIMATION
The Boy in the Bubble - Kealan O' Rourke (Igloo Films)

ORIGINAL SCORE (FILM / TV DRAMA)
Brian Byrne - Albert Nobbs (Parallel Film Productions) – performed by RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

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