The RTÉ crime drama KIN leads the shortlist for this year's Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) Film and Drama Awards with 13 nominations.

In the film categories, An Cailín Ciúin and Belfast lead the nominations with 10 nominations each.

Other multiple nominees in the film categories include Deadly Cuts (seven), Swan Song (six), Who We Love (five) and You Are Not My Mother (five).

(L-R) Belfast and An Cailín Ciúin have 10 nominations apiece

Reacting to the nominations, Belfast's writer-director Kenneth Branagh said: "We all feel very proud and honoured by this recognition.

"Cinema-goers across the whole of Ireland have been incredibly supportive of our film, and it's wonderful that a story designed for the big screen has been met by such a massive return of audiences to their local cinemas across the island. Thank you."

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"Our heartfelt thanks to the members of the Irish Film and Television Academy who voted for this quiet, little film that we've always believed in," said An Cailín Ciúin director Colm Bairéad.

"We're so happy to see so many of An Cailín Ciúin's cast and crew receiving recognition from the Academy and so grateful to Cine4 funders Screen Ireland, TG4 and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland for believing in us as filmmakers and for believing in Irish-language cinema. Huge congrats to all the nominees!"

Editor of Belfast, Úna Ní Dhonghaíle, added, "Thank you so much IFTA! I am so thrilled to be nominated alongside such brilliant editors and I am shouting for joy to see little Jude Hill, Ken and all of the Belfast family nominated.

"I am very proud of everyone and huge congratulations to all of the other nominees. What a great year for Irish cinema.

As well as KIN's incredible 13 nominations a number of other TV shows received multiple nominations including Vikings: Valhalla (seven), Hidden Assets (seven), Smother (five) and Three Families (three).

Speaking about the nominations for RTÉ programmes, David Crean Acting Head of Drama for RTÉ said: "Congratulations to Peter McKenna, Morna Regan and Kate O Riordan for creating such compelling dramas for RTÉ One on Sunday nights.

"And congratulations also to the producers, directors, actors and crews who made these dramas under very difficult circumstances.

"KIN, Smother and Hidden Assets are loved by Irish and international audiences, and the number of nominations is a testament to the energy and passion that goes into making them happen."

KIN and Hidden Assets creator Peter McKenna added: "Television can be a tough business with lots of rejection and disappointment along the way, so it’s really gratifying to see so many talented Irish people on both these shows being recognised for the amazing work they have done, in front of and behind the camera."

The winners will be announced at a virtual ceremony on Saturday 12 March, hosted by Deirdre O'Kane and airing on Virgin Media One.

In April, the award winners will be honoured at a "physical event" in Dublin.

KIN recently received the green light for a second series.

The Oscar-nominated Belfast is in cinemas now.

An Cailín Ciúin - a winner at the Berlin International Film Festival last week - opens the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival on Wednesday night and will go on release later this year.

Take a look at all the nominees across 25 award categories below.


Best Film
An Cailín Ciúin
Deadly Cuts
Swan Song
Who We Love
You Are Not My Mother

Best Director - Film
Benjamin Cleary - Swan Song
Colm Bairéad - An Cailín Ciúin
Graham Cantwell - Who We Love
Kate Dolan - You Are Not My Mother
Kenneth Branagh - Belfast

Best Script - Film
Kenneth Branagh - Belfast
Phlip Doherty - Redemption of a Rogue
Benjamin Cleary - Swan Song
Graham Cantwell & Katie McNeice - Who We Love
Kate Dolan - You Are Not My Mother

Actress in a Lead Role - Film
Angeline Ball - Deadly Cuts
Catherine Clinch - An Cailín Ciúin
Gemma-Leah Devereux - The Bright Side
Hazel Doupe - You Are Not My Mother
Niamh Algar - Censor

Actor in a Lead Role – Film
Aaron Monaghan - Redemption of a Rogue
Dónall Ó Héalai - Foscadh
Jude Hill - Belfast
Moe Dunford - Nightride
Peter Coonan - Doineann

Actress in a Supporting Role - Film
Amy-Joyce Hastings - Who We Love
Caitríona Balfe - Belfast
Carrie Crowley - An Cailín Ciúin
Jessie Buckley - The Lost Daughter
Ruth Negga - Passing

Actor in a Supporting Role – Film
Ciarán Hinds - Belfast
Cillian O Gairbhí - Foscadh
Dean Quinn - Who We Love
Jamie Dornan - Belfast
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor - The Bright Side


Best Drama
Hidden Assets
Vikings Valhalla

Best Director - Drama
Ciaran Donnelly - The Wheel of Time
Dathaí Keane - Smother
Diarmuid Goggins - Kin
Hannah Quinn - Vikings: Valhalla
Lisa Mulcahy - Ridley Road

Best Script - Drama
Declan Croghan - Vikings: Valhalla
Kate O'Riordan - Smother
Morna Regan - Hidden Assets
Peter McKenna - Hidden Assets
Peter McKenna - Kin

Actress in a Lead Role - Drama
Angeline Ball - Hidden Assets
Clare Dunne - Kin
Dervla Kirwan - Smother
Niamh Algar - Deceit
Sinead Keenan - Three Families

Actor in a Lead Role - Drama
Aidan Gillen - Kin
Jimmy Nesbitt - Stay Close
Liam Cunningham - Domina
Sam Keeley - Kin

Actress in a Supporting Role – Drama
Cathy Belton - Hidden Assets
Justine Mitchell - Smother
Lola Petticrew - Three Families
Maria Doyle-Kennedy - Kin
Simone Kirby - Hidden Assets

Actor in a Supporting Role - Drama
Andrew Scott - The Pursuit of Love
Ciaran Hinds - Kin
Emmet J Scanlan - Kin
Owen McDonnell - Three Families
Peter Coonan - Hidden Assets

The George Morrison Feature Documentary Award
Castro's Spies
Love Yourself Today
Pure Grit
The Dance
Young Plato

Short Film
A White Horse
Best Foot Forward
Nothing to Declare
Ship of Souls
The Colour Between
The Passion

Short Animation
Da Humbug
Fall of the Ibis King
Memento Mori

CRAFT (Film & Drama categories)

Best Cinematography
Burschi Wojnar - Redemption of a Rogue
James Mather - Kin
Kate McCullough - An Cailín Ciúin
Narayan Van Maele - You Are Not My Mother
Peter Robertson - Vikings: Valhalla

Best Costume Design
Eimear Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh - Foundation
Kathy Strachan - Deadly Cuts
Louise Stanton - An Cailín Ciúin
Susan O'Connor Cave - Vikings: Valhalla
Susan Scott - Zone 414

Best Editing
Dermot Diskin - Kin
John Murphy - An Cailín Ciúin
Nathan Nugent - Swan Song
Tony Cranstoun - Zone 414
Úna Ní Dhonghaíle - Belfast

Best Original Music
David Holmes - Kin
Die Hexen - You Are Not My Mother
Joseph Conlan - Who We Love
Stephen Rennicks - An Cailín Ciúin
Van Morrison - Belfast

Best Production Design
Derek Wallace - Kin
Emma Lowney - An Cailín Ciúin
Joe Fallover - Wolf
Tamara Conboy - Deadly Cuts
Tom Conroy - Vikings: Valhalla

Best Sound
Aza Hand & Alan Scully - Boys From County Hell
John "Bob" Brennan, Fionan Higgins, Mark Henry, & Andrew Kirwan - Smother
Karl Merren & Johnny Marshell - The Green Knight
Steve Fanagan - Swan Song
Steve Fanagan, John "Bob" Brennan, & Brendan Rehill - An Cailín Ciúin

Best Makeup & Hair
Sian Wilson - Belfast
Lyndsey Herron & Edwina Kelly - Deadly Cuts
Linda Gannon &Clare Lambe - Foundation
Eileen Buggy, Audrey Doyle, & Barrie Gower - The Green Knight
Dee Corcoran, Joe Whelan, &Thomas McInerney - Vikings: Valhalla

Best VFX
Ed Bruce & Andrew Barry - Spider-Man: No Way Home
Ed Bruce & Andrew Barry - The Nevers
Ed Bruce & Manuel Martinez - Swan Song
Ed Bruce & Sam Johnston - The Book of Boba Fett
Kevin Cahill & Eric Saindon - The Green Knight

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