Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, the film 'Hunger' and a documentary on Bertie Ahern are among the nominees for this year's Irish Film and Television awards which were announced today.

Gleeson and Farrell have been nominated for their parts in the film 'In Bruges' which was also nominated for Best International Film. Also nominated in the Best Actor category are Michael Fassbender ('Hunger') and Dylan Moran ('A Film With Me In It').

Competing in the Best Actress category are Jenn Murray ('Dorothy'), Kelly O'Neill ('Kisses'), Saoirse Ronan ('City of Ember') and Eileen Walsh ('Eden').

Former Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan also received a Best Supporting Actress nomination for 'Death Defying Acts'.

'Hunger' received eight nominations while 'Kisses' received seven.

Nominations in the television categories include 'Bertie' and 'Death in Canada' in the Best Documentary Series category while the 'Prime Time Investigates' team received three of the four nominations in the Best Current Affairs category.

It was announced yesterday that Oscar winners Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep and Emma Thompson and Oscar nominee Kirsten Scott Thomas are set to vie for the Pantene Best International Actress Award.

They are nominated for 'The Changeling' (Jolie), 'Mamma Mia!' (Streep), 'Brideshead Revisited' (Thompson) and 'I've Loved You For So Long' (Scott Thomas).

The winners will receive their award at the IFTA ceremony in Dublin on 14 February.