Once, the Broadway musical based on the Oscar-winning Irish film, dominated the Tony Awards in New York on Sunday night, winning in eight categories.

Once was named Best Musical, with Dublin-born writer Enda Walsh winning the Best Book of a Musical award, John Tiffany winning Best Director and Steve Kazee Best Actor in a Musical.

Watch Steve Kazee's acceptance speech: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ3nI_tZRzY

Accepting his award, Walsh said: "Holy s***!"

He continued: "I'm completely made up. Thank you to the cast, you're 'effing' extraordinary! And holy God – our producers of course!

"If I wasn't talking to you now I'd be wearing my intestines on my head!"

Best Actor winner James Corden pictured with Best Actor in a Musical for Once Steve Kazee

Accepting the Best Musical award, Once's producer, Frederick Zollo, said: "We thank Glen Hansard and Marketa [Irglová] for their incredible score, [director] John Carney for the film... and how about that company led by Steve Kazee and [actress] Cristin Milioti?"

Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglová, stars of the original film, Once, attended last night's Tonys with Glen carrying an Irish scarf!

There was also an award for the production's Cork-born designer, Bob Crowley. Crowley has won five other Tony Awards.

Watch Bob Crowley's acceptance speech: www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOzwTA-VlKE&feature=plcp

Once's awards haul was completed by wins in the Lighting Design (Natasha Katz), Sound Design (Clive Goodwin) and Orchestrations (Martin Lowe) categories.

In other Tony Award acting categories, James Corden was named Best Actor for One Man, Two Guvnors, Nina Arianda was Best Actress for Venus in Fur and Audra McDonald won Best Actress in a Musical for The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess.

Watch James Corden's acceptance speech: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZhY6vDbx6g&feature=plcp

Hugh Jackman was honoured for his contribution to Broadway with a Special Tony Award, presented to him by his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness.

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness

Accepting the award, Jackman said: "She's never kept a secret her entire life", adding that his wife had told him she was going to the bathroom only to surprise him on stage.

"I know how much you hate public speaking," continued Jackman. "This is probably the greatest thing you've ever done for me. Really, it means the world to me."

Watch Hugh Jackman's acceptance speech: www.youtube.com/watch?v=op07oaojkeg.

The award for Best Play went to Clybourne Park, with Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman winning Best Revival of a Play and The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Best Revival of a Musical.