Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

Announcement of the nominees for Irish Film and Television Awards 2005

The Irish Film and Television Awards have announced the shortlist of nominees in 30 strongly contested Jury categories for the 2005 Awards, taking place on 5th November 2005 in the RDS, Dublin.
The number of submissions rose by 39% this year, reflecting the expertise of Irish people working in the film and television industry at home and abroad.
Top talent featured in the shortlist includes the Irish actors Liam Neeson, Gabriel Byrne, Aidan Quinn and Cillian Murphy who have been nominated in the Best Irish Actor for Feature Film category for ‘Kinsey’, ‘Wah Wah’, ‘Conviction’ and ‘Red Eye’ respectively. Cillian Murphy has also been named in the Best Supporting Actor Category for his turn in the summer blockbuster ‘Batman Begins’, he is up against Sean McGinley, ‘On A Clear Day’, David Kelly, ‘Charlie The Chocolate Factory’ and Tadgh Murphy, ‘Boy Eats Girl’ for the prestigious award.
High profile women making an impact this year in Acting roles include Andrea Corr, nominated for Best Actress for ‘The Boys and Girl From County Clare’, with actress/comedienne Deirdre O’Kane, ‘Boy Eats Girl’ and Nora Jane Noone, ‘The Descent’ up for the Best Supporting Actress Award.
Leading the feature film selections with eight nominations each is Fintan Connolly’s ‘Trouble With Sex’ and Anthony Byrne’s ‘Short Order’. Both directors have also been shortlisted in the Best Director Category alongside Perry Ogden for his festival favourite ‘Pavee Lackeen’ and Terry George for his Oscar nominated feature ‘Hotel Rwanda’. George is also shortlisted for his ‘Hotel Rwanda’ script alongside the Northern Ireland based titles ‘Mickybo & Me’ by Terry Loane and ‘The Mighty Celt’ by Pearse Elliott.
In the craft categories, recent Hollywood blockbusters make an appearance with Irish cinematographers Seamus McGarvey, for ‘Sahara’. Other credits include ‘The Hours’ and Brendan Galvin, for ‘Flight of the Phoenix’, nominated with Seamus Deasy for ‘The Mighty Celt’ and Owen McPolin for ‘Trouble With Sex’.
The television shortlist proves 2005 has been a fantastic year for Irish drama with ‘Pure Mule’, ‘The Clinic’, ‘Love Is The Drug’ and ‘Showbands’ garnering multiple nominations. RTE’s Primetime also has two nominations in the Current Affairs category, alongside UTV’s ‘Spotlight’ and BBC’s ‘Insight’. Entertainment is packed with season comedy favourites and looks to be a close race with ‘Killinaskully’, ‘The Panel’, ‘Wild Trials’ and ‘Stew’ up for the top award. Eddie Hobbs’ ‘Show Me The Money’ has made the Lifestyle shortlist once again, having won the award in 2004, but faces tough competition from Neelo, ‘The Snip and Mother Knows Best’.
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

Alan Perrin Joins Helicopter Film Services
Alan Perrin joins Europe's leading aerial filming business, Helicopter Film Services, as Head of UAV Operations, helping take the company to greater h
Irish Film and Television Academy established
Minister John O’Donoghue TD has announced the establishment of the Irish Film and Television Academy, an all-Ireland organisation for the Irish film a
RTS Opens Entries For Student Television Awards 2018
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has opened entries for the RTS Student Television Awards 2018. The awards recognises work created by undergraduate
Submissions Open For Music Producers Guild Awards 2018
To mark the 10th anniversary of the Music Producers Guild Awards, organisers are promising that the next ceremony, which takes place in London on Marc
Deluxe Contributes To Emmy-Nominated Shows
Creative teams at Deluxe Entertainment Services Group (Deluxe) have contributed to 17 shows recently nominated in overall and related craft categories
Winners Announced For RTS Yorkshire Centre Programme Awards 2017
The Royal Television Society (RTS) Yorkshire Centre celebrated excellence in production across the region on Friday 7 July, as it announced the winner
Shortlist For IBC2017 Innovation Awards Announced
IBC has announced the shortlist for the IBC2017 Innovation Awards. A total of 11 finalists have been selected, with the shortlist covering various asp
Irish Films To Mark St. Patrick's Day In London
As part of London's activities to mark St Patrick's Day, a series of films is being screened at the Barbican and the Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester
Irish Talent Receive Golden Globe Nods
Two films funded by Bord Scannan na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board have received nominations for the 73rd Golden Globe Awards. The movies are Room and
Panasonic Nominated In Three Categories At Gear Of The Year Awards
Panasonic has been nominated for three categories at Pro Moviemaker's 2017 Gear of the Year Awards for Innovation of the Year, Launch of the Year and
NIFTC and IFB to sponsor Best New Talent Award at Irish Film and Television Awards
The Irish Film and Television Awards 2004, in association with eircom, has announced sponsorship of the Best New Talent award by the Northern Ireland
Emmy Accolades For Ireland
The Irish film industry has received major international acclaim this week as Irish star Brendan Gleeson and Irish director Dearbhla Walsh scooped an
IFTN launch the Irish Film & Television Awards
The Irish Film & Television Awards was officially launched at a star studded party on Wednesday evening in the ICE bar in the Four Season’s Hotel in B
Minister flies the flag for Irish film at Cannes
John O'Donoghue, Irish Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, personally launched the Irish Pavilion at Cannes and confirmed that a new Irish film offi
Lincoln Leads BAFTA Nominations
The nominations for the British Academy Film Awards in 2013 were announced today. The ceremony will take place on Sunday 10 February at London's Royal