IFTA 2020 Nominations Announced

Ireland's Film and Television Academy have announced the nominees for the IFTA Awards 2020. Film and Scripted TV Drama awards sees Irish Language film Arracht gain the most nomination in the film category with 11 nominations, while Blood gets 5 nominations in the Drama category. Other films nominated include: - Rosie with 9 nominations, The Hole in The Ground 7, Black 47 6, Calm with Horses and Ordinary Love both receive 5 and Float like a Butterfly, Never Grow Old and The Dig receives 4 Nominations.

The Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) has announced the 2020 IFTA Nominations for the Irish Academy Awards across 25 categories in Film and Drama.

Over the past few months during lockdown, the Irish film and television industry has been busy viewing, deliberating, and shortlisting the best work from across great Irish films, performances, and achievements in what has been an unprecedented period of success for Irish creative talent working at home and abroad.

Nominations have been shortlisted by Irish Academy Members alongside a specialist Jury panel of industry experts from around the world.

IFTA Chief Executive, Áine Moriarty stated that: “This year’s Nominations showcase to the world what Ireland’s small but excellent film and television community has to offer. Our industry is delivering world-class standards and the Irish Academy is proud to showcase and acknowledge their achievements. These past few months have been difficult for so many, and we look forward to a time when Irish productions can resume and continue to bring powerful engaging stories to the screen”.

The Academy is currently finalising plans for a bespoke virtual 2020 Awards Ceremony scheduled for September with full details to be announced shortly. The Academy has also confirmed that due to Covid-19 restrictions there will be no physical IFTA Awards Ceremony until April 2021, in keeping with best international practice across Awards ceremonies worldwide.