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The 2017 IFTA Nominations Have Been Revealed

By James Fenton

March 8, 2017 at 2:43pm

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The Irish Film and Television Academy have announced their nominations for this year's award ceremony which will take place on April 8 in the Mansion House in Dublin. 

Fresh for her Oscar nod over in the States, Ruth Negga has been recognised with a nomination for best actress for her critically-acclaimed role in Loving. She faces competition from Caoilfhionn Dunne, (In View) Seana Kerslake, (A Date For Mad Mary) and Aisling Loftus (Property of the State). 

Speaking at the announcement, Academy CEO, Aine Moriarty said:

“These great Irish Nominees are a testament to the hard work and achievements by Irish creative talent within the film and television industry, delivering world-class standards of work and we look forward to showcasing and celebrating their achievements at the Awards Ceremony”.

Here's a list of the some of the more high-profile awards and you can read more by clicking here:

Feature Film

A Date for Mad Mary
Love & Friendship
The Siege of Jadotville
The Secret Scripture
Tomato Red
The Young Offenders

Director

Peter Foott, The Young Offenders 

Jim Sheridan, The Secret Scripture 

Richie Smyth, The Siege of Jadotville 

Darren Thornton, A Date for Mad Mary

Best Actor

Jamie Dornan, The Siege of Jadotville

Michael Fassbender, The Light Between Oceans 

Colm Meaney, The Journey

Alex Murphy, The Young Offenders

 Mark O’Halloran, History’s Future

Best Actress

Caoilfhionn Dunne, In View
Seana Kerslake, A Date For Mad Mary
Aisling Loftus, Property of the State
Ruth Negga, Loving
Catherine Walker, A Dark Song

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