The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) Awards are taking place virtually tonight with Normal People shortlisted in 15 categories.

Normal People's nominations include Best Actor for Paul Mescal - who recently won a BAFTA for the same role - Best Director for Lenny Abrahamson and Best Drama.

The Oscar-nominated Wolfwalkers is also among the nominees

Other films and shows to receive multiple nominations include Dating Amber, Dead Still, Herself, Wildfire and Wolfwalkers.

Actors Nicola Coughlan, Clare Dunne and Eve Hewson, and directors Cathy Brady and Paddy Slattery are the nominees for the Rising Star award.

Previous winners of the Rising Star award include Jamie Dornan, Michael Fassbender, Aisling Franciosi, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Greene and Saoirse Ronan

Oscar winner Olivia Colman, Stars Wars actor Mark Hamill and Golden Globe winner Colin Farrell will present awards this year.

Also presenting awards during the virtual ceremony are Josh Brolin, Orla Brady, Jim Sheridan, Fionn O'Shea and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor.

Olivia Colman will present the Best Actor in a Lead Role (Film) award while Mark Hamill will announce the winner of IFTA Rising Star award

The awards air on Virgin Media One at 10:00pm.

The nominees in full:

Film Categories

Best Film
Broken Law
Dating Amber

Broken Law

Director Film
Cathy Brady - Wildfire
David Freyne - Dating Amber
Lorcan Finnegan - Vivarium
Paddy Slattery - Broken Law
Tomm Moore & Ross Stewart - Wolfwalkers

Dating Amber

Script Film
Cathy Brady - Wildfire
Clare Dunne & Malcolm Campbell - Herself
David Freyne - Dating Amber
Paddy Slattery - Broken Law
Will Collins - Wolfwalkers

The Man in the Hat

Lead Actor Film
Ciarán Hinds - The Man in the Hat
Fionn O'Shea - Dating Amber
Gabriel Byrne - Death of a Ladies Man
Moe Dunford - Knuckledust
Tristan Heanue - Broken Law


Lead Actress Film
Clare Dunne - Herself
Jessie Buckley - I'm Thinking of Ending Things
Lola Petticrew - Dating Amber
Nika McGuigan - Wildfire
Nora-Jane Noone - Wildfire


Supporting Actor Film
Barry Ward - Dating Amber
Brian Gleeson - Death of a Ladies Man
Colm Meaney - Pixie
Conleth Hill - Herself
Ned Dennehy - Undergods

Supporting Actress Film
Ally Ní Chiaráin - Broken Law
Kathy Kiera Clarke - A Bend in the River
Molly McCann - Herself
Saoirse Ronan - Ammonite
Sharon Horgan - Dating Amber


Drama Categories

Best Drama
Blood Season 2
Dead Still
Line of Duty Season 6
Normal People
Vikings Season 6

Line of Duty

Director Drama
Dathaí Keane - Smother
Dearbhla Walsh - Fargo
Imogen Murphy - Dead Still
Lenny Abrahamson - Normal People
Steve St. Leger - Vikings Season 6

Script Drama
Declan Lawn & Adam Patterson - The Salisbury Poisonings
John Morton - Dead Still
Kate O'Riordan - Smother
Lisa McGee - The Deceived
Sally Rooney - Normal People

The Comey Rule

Lead Actor Drama
Adrian Dunbar - Line of Duty Season 6
Brendan Gleeson - The Comey Rule
James Nesbitt - Bloodlands
Michael Smiley - Dead Still
Paul Mescal - Normal People

Lead Actress Drama
Aisling Franciosi - Black Narcissus
Catherine Walker - The Deceived
Dervla Kirwan - Smother
Eve Hewson - Behind Her Eyes
Niamh Algar - Raised by Wolves


Supporting Actor Drama
Andrew Scott - His Dark Materials
Colm Meaney - Gangs of London
Desmond Eastwood - Normal People
Éanna Hardwicke - Smother
Fionn O'Shea - Normal People

Supporting Actress Drama
Fiona Shaw - Killing Eve
Gemma-Leah Devereux - Smother
Nicola Coughlan - Bridgerton
Sarah Greene - Normal People
Seána Kerslake - Smother

Documentary & Short Film Categories

Feature Documentary
Breaking Out
Finding Jack Charlton
Henry Glassie: Field Work
Phil Lynott: Songs for While I'm Away
The 8th
Tomorrow is Saturday

The 8th

Short Film
Five Letters to the Stranger Who Will Dissect My Brain
Kathleen Was Here
My Other Suit Is Human
The Invisible Boy

Short Animation
Gunter Falls in Love
Her Song
The Dead Hands of Dublin
The Voyage
Zog and the Flying Doctors

Craft Categories

Cathal Watters - Smother
Ciarán Tanham - Dead Still
James Mather - Here are the Young Men
Kate McCullough - Normal People
Suzie Lavelle - Normal People

Dead Still

Aisling Wallace Byrne - Here are the Young Men
Joan O'Clery - Dating Amber
Leonie Prendergast - Gretel & Hansel
Lorna Marie Mugan - Normal People
Triona Lillis - Smother

Colin Campbell - Here are the Young Men
Gráinne Gavigan - Dead Still
Nathan Nugent - Normal People
Tony Cranstoun - Vivarium
Úna Ní Dhonghaíle - Misbehaviour

Production Design
John Leslie - Son
Lucy van Lonkhuyzen - Normal People
Philip Murphy - Vivarium
Ray Ball - Sea Fever
Tamara Conboy - Herself

Here are the Young Men

Aza Hand & Patrick Drummond - Son
Hugh Fox, Fionán Higgins & Mark Henry - Smother
Kieran Horgan & Brendan Rehill - Phil Lynott: Songs for While I'm Away
Patrick Drummond, Aza Hand, Katie O'Mahony & Adrian Conway - Here are the Young Men
Steve Fanagan, Niall Brady & Niall O'Sullivan - Normal People

Make Up & Hair
Jennie Readman & Niamh O'Loan - Vivarium
Linda Gannon Foster & Jennifer Hegarty - Dead Still
Linda Gannon Foster & Liz Byrne - Gretel & Hansel
Sandra Kelly & Sharon Doyle - Normal People
Siobhán Harper-Ryan - I Hate Suzie


Aza Hand - Son
Colm Mac Con Iomaire - A Bend in the River
John McPhillips - Smother
Ray Harman - Blood Season 2
Stephen Rennicks - Normal People

Ed Bruce & Jim O'Hagan - WandaVision
Ed Bruce & Robert Hartigan - Shadow and Bone
Ed Bruce & Robert Hartigan - Kidding