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Ondine, Eclipse lead IFTA nominations

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Ondine, Eclipse lead IFTA nominations

Neil Jordan’s Ondine and Conor McPherson’s The Eclipse lead the pack at the 7th annual Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTA) with eight nominations each. The awards ceremony will take place on February 20.

Academy CEO Aine Moriarty said, “It’s a tremendous line-up of strong, diverse Irish production for IFTA 2010 and the nominees’ showcase of work reinforces the fact that Ireland has a superb resource of creative talent, despite the difficult Irish economic year and the knock-on effect to our creative industries. The Academy is proud to give due recognition to homegrown Irish talent for their creative achievements both at home and abroad. Best of luck to all the Nominees and we look forward to a great industry celebration at the 7th annual IFTA Awards Ceremony.”

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The nominees:

Film
Eamon [+see also:
film review
film profile
]
- Seamus Byrne (Zanita Films)
The Eclipse - Robert Walpole, Rebecca O'Flanagan (Treasure Entertainment)
Ondine [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
- Neil Jordan, James Flynn (Octagon Films)
The Secret of Kells [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Didier Brunner
interview: Tomm Moore
interview: Viviane Vanfleteren
film profile
]
- Paul Young (Cartoon Saloon)
Zonad - Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, John McDonnell (Element Pictures)

Director Film
John Carney, Kieran Carney - Zonad (Element Pictures)
Neil Jordan - Ondine (Octagon Films)
Conor McPherson - The Eclipse (Treasure Entertainment)
Jim Sheridan - Brothers (Lionsgate

Script Film
John Carney, Kieran Carney - Zonad (Element Pictures)
Margaret Corkery - Eamon (Zanita Films)
Neil Jordan - Ondine (Octagon Films)
Billy Roche, Conor McPherson - The Eclipse (Treasure Entertainment)

Actor in a Lead Role – Film
Colin Farrell - Ondine (Octagon Films)
Darren Healy - Savage (SP Films)
Ciarán Hinds - The Eclipse (Treasure Entertainment)
Stephen Rea - Nothing Personal [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Urszula Antoniak
interview: Urszula Antoniak
film profile
]
(Fastnet Films)

Actress in a Lead Role – Film
Janice Byrne - Zonad (Element Pictures)
Amy Kirwan - Eamon (Zanita Films)
Saoirse Ronan - The Lovely Bones (Paramount)
Jade Yourell - Happy Ever Afters (Newgrange Pictures)

Actor in a Supporting Role – Film
Simon Delaney - Happy Ever Afters (Newgrange Pictures)
Michael Fassbender - Fish Tank [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Andrea Arnold
film profile
]
(Artificial Eye)
Michael Gambon - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(Warner Bros)
Aidan Quinn - The Eclipse (Treasure Entertainment)

Actress in a Supporting Role – Film
Anne Marie Duff - Nowhere Boy [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]

Dervla Kirwan - Ondine (Octagon Films)
Nora Jane Noone - Savage (SP Films)
Ger Ryan - Happy Ever Afters (Newgrange Pictures)

Feature Documentary
The Bass Player: A Song for Dad – Niall McKay (Media Factory)
Colony – Morgan Bushe, Macdara Kelleher (Fastnet Films)
His & Hers – Andrew Freedman (Venom Film)
The Yellow Bittern: The Life & Times of Liam Clancy – Alan Gilsenan (Crossing the Line Films)

INTERNATIONAL CATEGORIES
International Film
Avatar
The Hurt Locker
Let the Right One In [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: John Nordling
interview: Tomas Alfredson
film profile
]

UP

Best International Actress Award – People’s Choice
Marion Cotillard – Nine
Penélope Cruz – Broken Embraces [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Pedro Almodóvar
film profile
]

Anna Kendrick – Up in the Air
Meryl Streep – It’s Complicated

International Actor
Sam Rockwell – Moon [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]

Vincent Cassell - Mesrine: Killer Instinct [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

Robert Downey Jr. – Sherlock Holmes
Stanley Tucci – The Lovely Bones

CRAFT/TECHNICAL CATEGORIES

Costume Design
Joan Bergin - The Tudors (World 2000 Entertainment)
Consolata Boyle – Chéri [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Stephen Frears
film profile
]
(Pathé)
Alison Byrne - Cracks [+see also:
trailer
interview: María Valverde
film profile
]
(Optimum Releasing)
Eimer Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh – Ondine (Octagon Films)

Director of Photography
Tom Comerford - Savage (SP Films)
Suzie Lavelle - One Hundred Mornings (Blinder Films)
Ivan McCullough - The Eclipse (Treasure Entertainment)
Ruairí O'Brien - Five Minutes of Heaven [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
(Big Fish Films)

Editing
Mairead McIvor - Savage (SP Films)
Emer Reynolds - The Eclipse (Treasure Entertainment)
Isobel Stephenson - Pure Mule, “The Last Weekend” (Accomplice Television)
Ken Wardrop - His & Hers (Venom Film)

Make Up & Hair
Five Minutes of Heaven - Pamela Smyth (Big Fish Films)
The Take - Lorraine Glynn, Morna Ferguson (Company Pictures)
The Tudors - Sharon Doyle, Dee Corcoran (World 2000 Entertainment)
Zonad - Eileen Buggy, Barbara Conway (Element Pictures)

Original Score
Brian Byrne - Zonad (Element Pictures)
Neil Hannon - Wide Open Spaces (Grand Pictures)
The Henry Girls - A Shine of Rainbows (Sepia Films)
Stephen McKeon – Savage (SP Films)

Production Design
Tom Conroy - The Tudors (World 2000 Entertainment)
Susie Cullen - The Take (Company Pictures)
Ashleigh Jeffers - Occupation (Kudos Film and Television)
Anna Rackard - Ondine (Octagon Films)

Sound
The Eclipse - Ronan Hill, Jon Stevenson, John Fitzgerald (Treasure Entertainment)
Five Minutes of Heaven - Ronan Hill, Jon Stevenson, John Fitzgerald (Big Fish Films)
Ondine - Brendan Deasy, Tom Johnson, Sarah Gaines (Octagon Films)
Savage - Patrick Hanlon, John Fitzgerald, Fiadhnait McCann (SP Films)

Animation
Hasan Everywhere - Andrew Kavanagh (Kavaleer Productions)
The Polish Language - Alice Lyons
The Secret of Kells - Tomm Moore (Cartoon Saloon)
Trolley Boy - Teemu Auersalo (Still Films)

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