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Calvary wins big at IFTAs 2014

1 of 1 Gráinne Seoige; Sabina Coyne; President Michael D.Higgins and Síle Seoige
Gráinne Seoige; Sabina Coyne; President Michael D.Higgins and Síle Seoige

The stars were out in force at last night's (April 5) Irish Film and Television Awards at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Dublin.

The biggest winners on the night were the films Calvary, Byzantium and Philomena which all picked up three awards each.

Calvary took the highest accolade, Best Film, along with Best Actor for Brendan Gleeson and Best Script for its writer-director John Michael McDonagh.

Touching true story Philomena won the award for Best International Film and Actress (for Judi Dench) along with Costume Design for Consolata Boyle.

Vampire horror Byzantium’s awards included the prestigious Best Director for Neil Jordan, Best Actress for Saoirse Ronan and Makeup & Hair.

Michael Fassbender was also a winner, taking the award for Best Film Supporting Actor for his recently Oscar-nominated role in 12 Years A Slave.

Legendary actress Sinead Cusack took home the Best Supporting Actress accolade for her performance in the adaptation of John Banville’s The Sea.

The big Television Drama winner on the night was Northern Irish crime series The Fall, which collected the award for Best Drama, Best Actor for Jamie Dornan’s role as serial killer Paul Spector and David Holmes for music.

It was a double celebration for actor Dornan, as he also collected the Irish Film Board Rising Star Award.

11th Annual Irish Film and Television Awards
The Winners in full:
Film: Calvary (James Flynn, Chris Clark, Flora Fernandez Marengo, Octagon Films, Reprisal Films).

Director Film: Neil Jordan, Byzantium (Parallel Films and Number 9 Films).

Script Film: John Michael McDonagh, Calvary (Octagon Films and Reprisal Films).

Actor in a Lead Role Film: Brendan Gleeson, Calvary (Octagon Films and Reprisal Films).

Actress in a Leading Role Film: Saoirse Ronan, Byzantium (Parallel Films & Number 9 Films).
 
Actor in a Supporting Role Film: Michael Fassbender, 12 Years A Slave (Entertainment One).

Actress in a Supporting Role Film: Sinead Cusack, The Sea (Samson Films).

International Film (sponsored by American Airlines): Philomena

International Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave

Drama in association with the Broadcasting Authority of IrelandThe Fall (Stephen Wright, Allan Cubitt, BBC Northern Ireland, Artists Studio).

Director TV Drama:  Ian Fitzgibbon, Moone Boy (Grand Pictures, Baby Cow Productions, Hot Cod Productions & Sprout Pictures for Sky 1).
 
Script Drama: Stuart Carolan, Love/Hate (Octagon Films).

Actor in a Leading Role Television: Jamie Dornan, The Fall (BBC Northern Ireland and Artists Studio).

Actress in a Leading Role Television: Eva Birthistle, Amber (Screenworks).

Actress in a Supporting Role Television: Michelle Fairley, Game of Thrones (HBO).

Actor in a Supporting Role Television: Peter Coonan, Love/Hate (Octagon Films)

 CRAFT / TECHNICAL CATEGORIES (FILM/DRAMA)
 
Costume: Joan Bergin, Vikings

Director of Photography Film/Drama: PJ Dillon, Ripper Street

Editing Film/Drama:  Emer Reynolds, Here Was Cuba
 
Makeup & Hair sponsored by M.A.C.: Byzantium

Production Design: Tom Conroy Vikings

Original Score: David Holmes, The Fall

Sound Film/Drama: Game of Thrones

TELEVISION PROGRAMMES
 
Childrens/Youth: Octonauts

Current Affairs: Breach of Trust (RTÉ)

Documentary: The Disappeared

Documentary Series:  John Lonergan’s Circus

Entertainment: Moone Boy

Factual:  Seamus Heaney – Postscript – Imeall

Reality: Operation Transformation

Sports: Páidí Ó Sé - Rí an Pharóiste

Irish Language: 1916 Seachtar Dearmadta

CRAFT / TECHNICAL CATEGORIES (TELEVISION)
 
Director TV: Anna Rodgers, Somebody to Love

Director of Photography TV: Ronan Fox, John Sheahan: A Dubliner

Editing TV: Ray Roantree, Looking After No. 1

Sound TV:  John Sheahan: A Dubliner

Short Film: The Last Days of Peter Bergmann

Animation: Tilly and Friends
 
Irish Film Board Rising Star: Jamie Dornan
 

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