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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: February 15, 2009 @ 5:37 pm

    IFTA Awards

    Fiona McCann

    Congrats to IFTA winners Michael Fassbender and to Lance Daly, both of whom deserved an award from somebody, at least, for two remarkable cinematic achievements. Also to bloggers Graham Linehan and Annie Rhiannon (a.k.a. L’il Pinch) for an award (in the case of the former) and being an integral aspect of the show that swept the awards (in the case of the latter, whose contributions to success of The Tudors went sorely overlooked when it came to the speeches – don’t worry missy, Ms Winsalot even forgot the Queen of Hollywood Angelina Jolie during her speech. Happens to the best of ‘em, and all). So how do we all feel now that another award ceremony is over and done with. Does it make any difference? Do we agree with the distribution of accolades? Do we care?

    • Ciara says:

      That was a ceremony? Gimp of the night goes to Des Bishop and his soliddarity bull.

    • Annie says:

      Thank you very much for the (completely undeserved) shout-out! I didn’t even work on that season. Next year though… *twists hands in glee*.

    • Quint says:

      I watched the first hour of the repeat on Sunday night and that’s all I could take. Too long (2 hrs, 20 minutes!!! why?), tedious and boring. Good to see Steve McQueen and Michael Fassbender winning for ‘Hunger’ however.

    • Clare says:

      Long…drone..snore. Great to see the Irish film and TV business in such good nick. Wish they’d used a Saturday night, to showcase some of it rather than the awards blather. Felt very flat to me. And the dresses…disappointing.

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