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AWARDS Ireland

Eclipse, Ondine dominate IFTAs


Conor McPherson’s The Eclipse was named Best Film at the 7th Annual Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTAs), also picking up gongs for Actor in a Supporting Role Film for Aidan Quinn and Script Film for McPherson and Billy Roche.

Colin Farrell and Dervla Kirwan won the Actor in a Lead Role Film and Actress in a Supporting Role Film awards for their performances in Neil Jordan’s Ondine. The film also won the Production Design and Sound gongs.

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Jim Sheridan was announced the winner of the Director Film Award for Brothers, and actress Saoirse Ronan won the Actress in a Lead Role Film IFTA for her performance in Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones.

Tomm Moore, director of the Oscar nominated animated feature The Secret of Kells was named the 2010 Irish Film Board Rising Star, with his film also picking up the Best Animation honours.

IFTA CEO Áine Moriarty said, “It is truly inspiring to see the exceptional talent and creative work coming from the Irish film and television industry continue to entertain, engage and capture the imagination of audiences here in Ireland and abroad.”

Film winners

The Eclipse - Robert Walpole, Rebecca O'Flanagan (Treasure Entertainment)

Director Film
Jim Sheridan - Brothers (Lionsgate)

Billy Roche, Conor McPherson - The Eclipse (Treasure Entertainment)

Actor in a Lead Role
Colin Farrell - Ondine [+see also:
film profile
(Octagon Films)

Actress in a Lead Role
Saoirse Ronan - The Lovely Bones (Paramount)

Actor in a Supporting Role
Aidan Quinn - The Eclipse (Treasure Entertainment)

Actress in a Supporting Role
Dervla Kirwan - Ondine (Octagon Films)

Feature Documentary
His & Hers – Andrew Freedman (Venom Film)

International Film
The Hurt Locker

Best International Actress Award – People’s Choice
Meryl Streep – It’s Complicated

International Actor
Robert Downey Jr. – Sherlock Holmes

Costume Design
Consolata Boyle – Chéri [+see also:
film review
interview: Stephen Frears
film profile

Director of Photography
Suzie Lavelle - One Hundred Mornings (Blinder Films)

Mairead McIvor - Savage (SP Films)

Make Up & Hair
Lorraine Glynn, Morna Ferguson - The Take (Company Pictures)

Original Score
Brian Byrne - Zonad (Element Pictures)

Production Design
Anna Rackard - Ondine (Octagon Films)

Brendan Deasy, Tom Johnson, Sarah Gaines - Ondine (Octagon Films)

Single Documentary
Seamus Heaney: Out of the Marvellous - Charlie McCarthy (Icebox Films)

Special Irish Language Award
Rásaí na Gaillimhe – Aoife Fagan, Tricia Perrot, Eoin Holmes (Great Western Films)

The Secret of Kells [+see also:
film review
interview: Didier Brunner
interview: Tomm Moore
interview: Viviane Vanfleteren
film profile
- Tomm Moore (Cartoon Saloon)

Rising Star Award
Tomm Moore – Director/Producer

Lifetime Achievement Award
John Boorman

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