IFTA winners announced


The Bosnian war drama As If I Am Not There won the best film, script and director awards at the eight annual Irish Film & Television Awards (IFTAs) in Dublin last night.

Martin McCann scooped the lead actor award for his performance in Swansong - Story of Occi Byrne while Amy Huberman received the lead actress award for Rewind.

Pierce Brosnan and Saoirse Ronan both won awards for their supporting roles in the international features The Ghost and The Way Back respectively, whilst Stephen Rea and Ruth McCabe received IFTAs for their performances in the television drama Single Handed.

In television drama, the fourth and final series of The Tudors was named best drama series/soap which followed awards for the series’ craft team in costume design (Joan Bergin) and make-up and Hair. Live Aid biopic When Harvey Met Bob received the IFTA for single drama/ drama serial and its star Domhnall Gleeson was announced the winner of the rising star award and lead actor television awards.

In the international categories,  David Fincher’s The Social Network won the IFTA for international film with its star Jesse Eisenberg winning for international cctor. Annette Bening received the international actress award for her performance in The Kids Are All Right.

The Republic of Telly’s premiere of The Rubber Bandits’ Horse Oustide took the people's choice award for best TV moment of the year.