The nominees for the IFTA Film & Drama Awards have been announced with the Famine drama Arracht leading the film shortlist with 11 nominations and Blood leading the television categories with five nominations.

Other multiple nominees include Rosie, The Hole in the Ground, Black '47, Calm with Horses, Dublin Murders, Vikings, The Virtues and Game of Thrones.

The nominations deadline was before Normal People aired.

Announcing the nominees, the Irish Film and Television Academy said it is "finalising plans for a bespoke virtual 2020 Awards Ceremony scheduled for September with full details to be announced shortly".

Rosie has received nine nominations across the categories

"The Academy has also confirmed that due to Covid-19 restrictions there will be no physical IFTA Awards Ceremony until April 2021, in keeping with best international practice across Awards ceremonies worldwide," it added.

There were no IFTA Awards in 2019 and the 2020 nominations reflect this.

"The Best Film Nominees this year have been split into two categories - Film 2019 and Film 2020, while other categories have been expanded from 4 to 6 nominees to reflect the excellent work from over the last two years," the Academy explained.

Nominated for Best Film 2019 are: Black '47, Float Like a Butterfly, Rosie, The Dig and The Hole in the Ground.

Nominated for Best Film 2020 are: A Bump Along the Way, Arracht, Calm with Horses, Extra Ordinary and Ordinary Love.

Jessie Buckley (Wild Rose), Aisling Franciosi (The Nightingale), Bronagh Gallagher (A Bump Along the Way), Sarah Greene (Rosie), Seána Kerslake (The Hole in the Ground) and Saoirse Ronan (Little Women) are the nominees for Actress in a Lead Role - Film.

Aisling Franciosi in The Nightingale

Barry Ward (Extra Ordinary), Dara Devaney (Finky), Moe Dunford (The Dig), Liam Neeson (Ordinary Love), Dónall Ó Héalaí (Arracht) and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Rialto) are shortlisted for Actor in a Lead Role - Film.

Nominated for Actress in a Supporting Role - Film are: Niamh Algar (Calm with Horses), Catriona Balfe (Le Mans '66), Seána Kerslake (Dublin Oldschool), Charlie Murphy (Dark Lies the Island), Emily Taaffe (The Dig) and Catherine Walker (We Ourselves).

Nominated for Actor in a Supporting Role - Film are: Lorcan Cranitch (The Dig), Dara Devaney (Arracht), Barry Keoghan (Calm with Horses), Ian Lloyd-Anderson (Dublin Oldschool), Stephen Rea (Black '47) and David Wilmot (Ordinary Love).

Barry Keoghan with Cosmo Jarvis in Calm with Horses

Paddy Breathnach (Rosie), Nora Twomey (The Breadwinner), Lance Daly (Black '47), Tom Sullivan (Arracht), Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman (Extra Ordinary), Lee Cronin (The Hole in the Ground), Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn (Ordinary Love) are nominated for Director - Film.

In the Best Drama in the television categories, Blood, Death and NightingalesDublin Murders and Vikings are all nominated.

Nominated for Director - Drama are: Anthony Byrne for Peaky Blinders, John Hayes for Dublin Murders, Lisa Mulcahy for Blood, Hannah Quinn for Blood, Aisling Walsh for Elizabeth is Missing and Dearbhla Walsh for The Handmaid's Tale.

In the Script - Drama category, Ronan Bennett's Top Boy, Daragh Carville's The Bay, Mark O'Connor's Darklands and Mark O'Rowe's Temples make for another strong showing for Irish talent working at home and abroad.

Darklands sees Mark O'Connor up for an award in the Script - Drama category

In the Actress in a Leading Role - Drama category, Niamh Algar has been nominated for her performance in The Virtues alongside Caitriona Balfe for Outlander, Jessie Buckley for The Woman in White, Sarah Greene for Dublin Murders, Ruth Negga for Preacher and Ann Skelly for Death and Nightingales.

Caitriona Balfe is nominated for her role in the US series Outlander

The Actor in a Leading Role - Drama category sees Richard Dormer nominated for Fortitude, Adrian Dunbar for Line of Duty, Brendan Gleeson for Mr. Mercedes, Cillian Murphy for Peaky Blinders, Chris O'Dowd for Get Shorty and Andrew Scott for Black Mirror.

Cillian Murphy is nominated for his part in Peaky Blinders

Actress in a Supporting Role - Drama sees Niamh Algar nominated for Pure, Helen Behan for The Virtues, Ruth Bradley for Guilt, Ingrid Craigie for Blood, Fiona Shaw for Killing Eve and Jessie Buckley for Chernobyl.

The Actor in a Supporting Role - Drama category has nominations for Liam Cunningham for Game of Thrones, Barry Keoghan for Chernobyl, Owen McDonnell for Killing Eve, Cillian O'Gairbhi for Blood, Mark O'Halloran for The Virtues and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor for Dublin Murders.

The Nominees:

Best Film 2019
Black '47
Float Like a Butterfly
The Dig
The Hole in the Ground

Best Film 2020
A Bump Along the Way
Calm with Horses
Extra Ordinary
Ordinary Love

George Morrison Feature Documentary
I Dolours
The Image you Missed
The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid
When All is Ruin Once Again

Actor in a Lead Role - Film
Barry Ward - Extra Ordinary
Dara Devaney - Finky
Moe Dunford - The Dig
Liam Neeson - Ordinary Love
Dónall Ó Héalaí - Arracht
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor - Rialto

Actress in a Lead Role - Film
Jessie Buckley - Wild Rose
Aisling Franciosi - The Nightingale
Bronagh Gallagher - A Bump Along the Way
Sarah Greene - Rosie
Seána Kerslake - The Hole in the Ground
Saoirse Ronan - Little Women

Actor in a Supporting Role - Film
Lorcan Cranitch - The Dig
Dara Devaney - Arracht
Barry Keoghan - Calm with Horses
Ian Lloyd-Anderson - Dublin Oldschool
Stephen Rea - Black '47
David Wilmot - Ordinary Love

Actress in a Supporting Role - Film
Niamh Algar - Calm with Horses
Catriona Balfe - Le Mans '66
Seána Kerslake - Dublin Oldschool
Charlie Murphy - Dark Lies the Island
Emily Taaffe - The Dig
Catherine Walker - We Ourselves

Director - Film
Paddy Breathnach - Rosie
Nora Twomey - The Breadwinner
Lance Daly - Black '47
Tom Sullivan - Arracht
Mike Ahern & Enda Loughman - Extra Ordinary
Lee Cronin - The Hole in the Ground
Lisa Barros D'Sa & Glenn Leyburn - Ordinary Love

Script - Film
Roddy Doyle - Rosie
Owen McCafferty - Ordinary Love
Joe Murtagh - A Date for Mad Mary
Mark O'Halloran - Rialto
Tom Sullivan - Arracht
Carmel Winters - Float Like a Butterfly

Short Film
Ciúnas (Silence)
El Hor
Here's Looking at you Kid!
Sister This
The Grass Ceiling
The Vasectomy Doctor
Welcome To A Bright White Limbo

Tom Comerford - The Hole in the Ground
Andrew McConnell - Gaza
Kate McCullough - Arracht
Piers McGrail - Never Grow Old
Robbie Ryan - Marriage Story
Cathal Watters - Rosie

Colin Campbell - The Hole in the Ground
Dermot Diskin - Never Grow Old
Michael Harte - Three Identical Strangers
Tony Kearns - Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
Mick Mahon - Gaza
Úna Ní Dhonghaíle - Rosie

Make-Up and Hair
Black '47
Ordinary Love
Vita & Virginia

Original Music
KÍLA - Arracht
Stephen McKeon - The Hole in the Ground
Stephen Rennicks - The Little Stranger
Brian Byrne - Black '47
Ray Harman - Blood
Stephen Rennicks - Rosie

Short Animation
Outside the Box
Streets of Fury
The Bird & the Whale
The Dream Report
The Overcoat

Production Design
Tom Conroy - The Rhythm Section
Damien Creagh - Calm with Horses
Conor Dennison - The Hole in the Ground
John Leslie - Never Grow Old
Padraig O'Neill - Arracht
Anna Rackard - The Trial of Christine Keeler

Costume Design
Joan Bergin - The Catcher was a Spy
Clodagh Deegan - Arracht
Triona Lillis - Float Like a Butterfly
Eimear Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh - The Rhythm Section
Susan O'Connor-Cave - Vikings
Louise Stanton - Rosie

Black '47
Game of Thrones
Never Grow Old
The Little Stranger

Game of Thrones
The Favourite
The Irishman
We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Death and Nightingales
Dublin Murders

Actor in a Lead Role - Drama
Richard Dormer - Fortitude
Adrian Dunbar - Line of Duty
Brendan Gleeson - Mr Mercedes
Cillian Murphy - Peaky Blinders
Chris O'Dowd - Get Shorty
Andrew Scott - Black Mirror - Smithereens

Actress in a Lead Role - Drama
Niamh Algar - The Virtues
Caitriona Balfe - Outlander
Jessie Buckley - The Woman in White
Sarah Greene - Dublin Murders
Ruth Negga - Preacher
Ann Skelly - Death and Nightingales

Actor in a Supporting Role - Drama
Liam Cunningham - Game of Thrones
Barry Keoghan - Chernobyl
Owen McDonnell - Killing Eve
Cillian O'Gairbhi - Blood
Mark O'Halloran - The Virtues
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor - Dublin Murders

Actress in a Supporting Role - Drama
Niamh Algar - Pure
Helen Behan - The Virtues
Ruth Bradley - Guilt
Jessie Buckley - Chernobyl
Ingrid Craigie - Blood
Fiona Shaw - Killing Eve

Director - Drama
Anthony Byrne - Peaky Blinders
John Hayes - Dublin Murders
Lisa Mulcahy - Blood
Hannah Quinn - Blood
Aisling Walsh - Elizabeth is Missing
Dearbhla Walsh - The Handmaid's Tale

Script - Drama
Ronan Bennett - Top Boy
Daragh Carville - The Bay
Mark O'Connor - Darklands
Mark O'Rowe - Temple