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AWARDS Ireland

IFTA 2005 nominations announced


Anthony Byrne’s Short Order and Fintan Connolly’s Trouble With Sex received the most nominations (8 each) for this year’s Irish Film and Television Awards that will take place on November 5 in Dublin.

Byrne and Connolly have been short listed in the Best director category alongside renowned photographer turned filmmaker Perry Ogden for his festival favourite Pavee Lackeen [+see also:
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and Terry George for his Oscar nominated film Hotel Rwanda [+see also:
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interview: Terry George
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(see film focus).
Trouble With Sex made under the Irish Film Board’s low budget initiative, will also compete against Pavee Lackeen in the Best film category against Terry Loane’s directorial debut Mickybo & Me, Pearse Elliott’s The Mighty Celt and Gillies Mackinnon’s Tara Road.

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The Beakthrough Talent Award sponsored for the second year running by the Irish Film Board(IFB) and the Northern Ireland Film & TV Commission (NIFTC) will be fought between Perry Ogden, Terry Loane, Daniel O’Hara for his short film Fluent Dysphasia and Martin McDonagh for his 30 minute piece Six Shooter already voted Best First Film at the Cork Film Festival.

Top Irish male talent short listed for Best Actor of the year include Liam Neeson for Kinsey, Gabriel Byrne for Wah Wah, Aidan Quinn for Conviction and Cillian Murphy for Red Eye. And among the four female leads that will compete for the Best Actress Award are Andrea Corr for The Boys & Girls From County Clare and Deirde O’Kane for Boy Eats Girl.

List of film nominees:

Best Film
Mickybo & Me by Terry Loane
The Mighty Celt by Pearse Elliott
Pavee Lackeen by Perry Ogden
Tara Road by Gillies MacKinnon
Trouble With Sex by Fintan Connolly

Best Director
Anthony Byrne – Short Order
Fintan Connolly – Trouble With Sex
Terry George – Hotel Rwanda
Perry Ogden – Pavee Lackeen

Best Script for Film
Anthony Byrne - Short Order
Pearse Elliott - The Mighty Celt
Terry George - Hotel Rwanda
Terry Loane - Mickybo & Me

BSE/IFB & NIFTC Breakthrough Talent Award
Daniel O’Hara - Fluent Dysphasia
Terry Loane - Mickybo & Me
Martin McDonagh - Six Shooter
Perry Ogden - Pavee Lackeen

Best Actor in a Feature Film
Gabriel Byrne - Wah Wah
Cillian Murphy - Red Eye
Liam Neeson - Kinsey
Aidan Quinn - Convicted

Best Actress in a Feature Film
Andrea Corr - The Boys & Girl From County Clare
Jillian Bradbury - Winter’s End
Winnie Maughan - Pavee Lackeen
Renee Weldon - Trouble With Sex

Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Film
David Kelly - Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
Sean McGinley - On A Clear Day
Cillian Murphy - Batman Begins
Tagdh Murphy - Boy Eats Girl

Best Supporting Actress in a Feature Film
Charlotte Bradley - The Boys & Girl From County Clare
Nora Jane Noone - The Descent
Deirdre O’Kane - Boy Eats Girl
Tatianna Ouliankina - Short Order

Best Cinematography
Seamus Deasy - The Mighty Celt
Brendan Galvin - Flight Of The Phoenix
Seamus Mc Garvey - Sahara
Owen Mc Polin - Trouble With Sex

Best Music in a Film
Niall Byrne - Short Order
Niall Byrne - Trouble With Sex
Gregory Magee - Winter’s End
Fiachra Trench - The Boys & Girl From County Clare

Best Production Design for Film
Laurent Mellet & Steven Kingston – Trouble With Sex
Tom Mc Cullagh - Mickybo & Me
Anna Rackard - Boy Eats Girl
Eleanor Wood & Laura Bowe - Short Order

Best Costume Design for Film
Susan Scott - Boy Eats Girl
Marian Smyth - Trouble With Sex
Hazel Webb-Crozier - Mickybo & Me
Judith Williams - Short Order

Best Editing in Film / TV Drama
J. Patrick Duffner - Short Order
Emer Reynolds - Shameless
Ray Roantree - Trouble With Sex
Ben Yates - Love Is The Drug

Best Sound in Film / TV Drama
Boy Eats Girl - Patrick Drummond, Tom Johnson, John Fitzgerald & Stuart Bruce
Pure Mule – Philippe Faujas, Niall Brady & Ken Galvin
Short Order – Ray Cross, Nikki Moss, John Fitzgerald & Peter Blayney
Showbands - Karl Merren, Nicky Moss & Ken Galvin

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