Eclipse, Ondine dominate IFTAs
by Naman Ramachandran
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.
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.”
Jim Sheridan - Brothers (Lionsgate)
Billy Roche, Conor McPherson - The Eclipse (Treasure Entertainment)
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)
His & Hers – Andrew Freedman (Venom Film)
The Hurt Locker
Best International Actress Award – People’s Choice
Meryl Streep – It’s Complicated
Robert Downey Jr. – Sherlock Holmes
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)
Anna Rackard - Ondine (Octagon Films)
Brendan Deasy, Tom Johnson, Sarah Gaines - Ondine (Octagon Films)
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)
Rising Star Award
Tomm Moore – Director/Producer
Lifetime Achievement Award
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