The IFTA 2016 Nominations Are Out!

The Irish Film and Television Awards have announced their nominations for the annual ceremony.

The ceremony will take place on Saturday April 9th at The Mansion House in Dublin and will see a host of Irish film & television stars attend. 

This year's best film category is tough competition with Oscar nominated movies Room and Brooklyn on the nominations list.

Liam Neeson will be recognised for his Outstanding Contribution to Cinema at the event.

Best Film
Brooklyn
My Name is Emily
Room
Sing Street
The Survivalist
Viva

Actor in a Lead Role Film
Colin Farrell – The Lobster 
Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs
Domhnall Gleeson – Ex Machina
Barry Keoghan – Mammal 
Martin McCann – The Survivalist

Actress in a Lead Role Film
Eva Birthistle – Swansong
Ruth Bradley – Pursuit
Orla Brady –The Price of Desire
Evanna Lynch – My Name Is Emily
Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn

Actor in a Supporting Role Film
Domhnall Gleeson –Brooklyn
Sean T. Ó Meallaigh – The Callback Queen
Jack Reynor – Sing Street
Owen Roe – Pursuit
Michael Smiley – My Name is Emily

Actress in a Supporting Role Film
Jane Brennan – Brooklyn
Gemma-Leah Devereux – Get Up and Go 
Olwen Fouéré – The Survivalist 
Siobhan O’Kelly – An Klondike
Ger Ryan – The Callback Queen

Director Film
Lenny Abrahamson –Room
Paddy Breathnach –Viva
John Carney –Sing Street
John Crowley –Brooklyn
Stephen Fingleton –The Survivalist

Script Film
John Carney – Sing Street
Emma Donoghue – Room
Simon Fitzmaurice – My Name is Emily 
Mark O’Halloran – Viva
Johnny O’Reilly – Moscow Never Sleeps

George Morrison Feature Documentary
A Doctor’s Sword – Bob Jackson and Gary Lennon
The Land of the Enlightened – Morgan Bushe and Bart Van Langendonck
Mom and Me – Ken Wardrop
Older Than Ireland – Alex Fegan Garry Walsh and Colm Nicell
The Queen of Ireland – Ailish Bracken

Short Film
Change in the Weather – Muiris Crowley
Ernestine and Kit – Kevin Barry
The Great Wide Open – Ciaran Dooley
How Was Your Day?– Damien O’Donnell 
Love is a Sting – Vincent Gallagher
Stutterer – Benjamin Cleary

Animation
A Coat Made Dark – Damien Byrne
Geist – Daniel Spencera
Tea with the Dead – Susan Broe
Unhinged – Tom Caulfield

International Film
The Revenant
Spotlight
Mad Max Fury Road
Ex Machina

International Actor
Leonard DiCaprio –The Revenant 
Matt Damon – The Martian 
Jacob Tremblay – Room
Bryan Cranston –Trumbo

International Actress
Brie Larson – Room
Cate Blanchett – Carol
Charlotte Rampling –45 Years
Rachel Griffith – Mammal

Drama
An Klondike
Game of Thrones S5
Penny Dreadful S2
Rebellion
Vikings

Actor in a Lead Role in Drama
Dara Devaney – An Klondike
Colin Farrell – True Detective
Stephen Rea – Dickensian
Aidan Turner – Poldark
Barry Ward – Rebellion

Actress in a Lead Role Drama
Caitriona Balfe – Outlander
Ruth Bradley – Rebellion
Elaine Cassidy – No Offence
Sarah Greene – Rebellion
Catherine Walker – Critical

Actor in a Supporting Role in Drama
Liam Cunningham – Game of Thrones S5 
Ned Dennehy – Dickensian 
Moe Dunford – Vikings
Robert O’Mahoney – An Klondike 
Stephen Rea – War and Peace

Actress in a Supporting Role in Drama
Michelle Fairly – Rebellion
Sarah Greene – Penny Dreadful
Paula Malcomson – Ray Donovan
Ruth Negga – Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.LD
Victoria Smurfit – Once Upon a Time

Director Drama
Anthony Byrne – Ripper Street S4
Neasa Hardiman – Happy Valley 
Dathai Keane – An Klondike 
Brian Kirk – Penny Dreadful 2
Aisling Walsh – An Inspector Calls

Script Drama
Marcus Fleming – An Klondike
Lisa McGee –Indian Summers 
Billy Roche – Clean Break 
Colin Teevan –Rebellion

Cinematography
Seamus Deasy– My Name is Emily
PJ Dillion –Vikings
Robbie Ryan – Slow West
Cathal Watters– Viva

Editing
Mick Mahon – The Queen of Ireland
Nathan Nugent – Room
Stephen O Connoll – Viva
Emer Reynolds – My Name is Emily

Production Design
Tom Conroy – Legend
Padraig O’Neill– An Klondike
Paki Smith – Viva
Derek Wallace – Rebellion

Costume Design
Joan Bergin – Vikings
Allison Byrne – Rebellion 
Tiziana Corvisieri – Sing Street 
Triona Lillis – An Klondike

Make-Up & Hair Sponsored By M.A.C
An Klondike
Brooklyn
Sing Street
Vikings

Original Music
Gary Clark & John Carney – Sing Street
Stephen McKeon – My Name Is Emily
Stephen Rennicks – Rooms
Stephen Rennicks –Viva

Sound
The Hallow
My Name is Emily
Room
Sing Street

VFX
Brooklyn
The Frankenstein Chronicles
Ghosthunters: On Icy Trails
Ripper Street S3

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