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A Date for Mad Mary wins Best Film at IFTAs

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- The Siege of Jadotville picks up three awards

A Date for Mad Mary wins Best Film at IFTAs
The cast and crew of A Date for Mad Mary, with their IFTA for Best Film (© IFTN)

Darren Thornton’s A Date for Mad Mary [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
won best film at the annual Irish Film and Television Academy awards (IFTAs), while Charleigh Bailey won supporting actress for her role in the film. In a ceremony where awards were evenly distributed, The Siege of Jadotville [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
won three awards, including best director for Richie Smyth, Jason O’Mara supporting actor and Tim Chauncey of Windmill Lane for VFX. 

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Colm Meaney won best actor for his performance in Nick Hamm’s The Journey [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, while Ruth Negga won best actress for Jeff NicholsLoving [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
.

The complete list of film winners:

Best Film
A Date for Mad Mary [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
– Darren Thornton

Best Director
Richie Smyth - The Siege of Jadotville [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

Best Actor in a Lead Role
Colm Meaney - The Journey [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(UK)

Best Actress in a Lead Role
Ruth Negga – Loving [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
(USA/UK)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Jason O’Mara - The Siege of Jadotville

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Charleigh Bailey - A Date for Mad Mary

Best Script
Peter Foott - The Young Offenders [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

Best Feature Documentary – George Morrison Award
Mattress Men - Dave Clarke & Ciarán Deeney

Best Short Film
Heartbreak - Dave Tynan

Best Animation Film
Second to None - Vincent Gallagher (short film)

Best Director of Photography
Seamus McGarvey - Nocturnal Animals [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(USA/UK)

Best Editing
Nick Emerson - I Am Not a Serial Killer [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

Best Production Design
Derek Wallace - The Secret Scripture [+see also:
trailer
interview: Jim Sheridan
film profile
]

Best Costume Design
Consolata Boyle - Florence Foster Jenkins [+see also:
trailer
making of
film profile
]
(UK)

Best Original Music
Brian Byrne - The Secret Scripture

Best Sound
Tomato Red

Best VFX
Windmill Lane (Tim Chauncey) - The Siege of Jadotville

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