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Hunger scoops 6 IFTAs

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Hunger scoops 6 IFTAs

Steve McQueen’s Hunger [+see also:
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was the big winner at the 6th annual Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTA), winning six major awards. Hunger won Best Film, Actor (Michael Fassbender), Supporting Actor (Liam Cunningham), Original Score for David Holmes, Production Design for Tom McCullagh and Sound for Ronan Hill & Mervyn Moore. Fassbender also won the Irish Film Board Rising Star Award.

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Kisses [+see also:
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director Lance Daly won Director Film while Martin McDonagh received the Best Script Film Award for In Bruges [+see also:
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. The latter also won the IFTA for Best International Film. Eileen Walsh won the Actress in a Lead Role Film for Eden [+see also:
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and Saoirse Ronan Supporting Actress for Death Defying Acts [+see also:
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.

Waveriders won the inaugural George Morrison Feature Documentary Award, PJ Dillon won Director of Photography for 32A [+see also:
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and J Patrick Duffner received the award for Editing for Kisses.

President of Ireland Mary McAleese presented the Industry Lifetime Contribution Award to documentary filmmaker George Morrison.

IFTA CEO Áine Moriarty said; “The Irish Film & Television Academy is delighted to announce the winners of the 6th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards. In these difficult times it is 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. I would like to congratulate all IFTA winners and nominees for their fine achievements this year.”

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