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IFTA Television Awards 2015

IFTA announced their 23 categories and the nominations for each category. Comedy and Soap have been merged for a number of the categories due possibly to the low number of dramas produced by the industry, however both comedy and soap are given their own categories with Fair City facing off against newcomer Red Rock, though IFTA failed to give a nod to Ros Na Run, which failed to make the cut at this year’s awards. Irish Pictorial Weekly, Moone Boy, Mrs Browns Boys and The Savage Eye are all up for best comedy, with Damo and Ivor getting a nomination the acting categories.

Sky have two programmes up for awards Moone Boy and 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy. RTÉ lead the way with 36 nominations, but Red Rock gets the most nominations for TV3 across 6 categories. UTV Ireland is nominated for Ireland Live, while BBC Northern Ireland are given nods in the news and current affairs categories. TG4 are nominated in the Live Event category, Reality/Constructed Factual, Young People’s and Irish Language categories.

TV3 received a nomination for Ireland AM in the Entertainment Category, we can only image this is due to their broadcast of the event. Though Two Tube is also nominated!

Well done and good luck to the nominees. Begrudgery you say, begrudgery my arse! Perhaps it just spreading these awards over 2 events each year doesn't help when you have so little choice.

COMEDY

Irish Pictorial Weekly (RTÉ)
Moone Boy (Sky)
Mrs Browns Boys (RTÉ)
The Savage Eye (RTÉ)

ENTERTAINMENT

50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy (Sky)
The Imelda May Show (RTÉ)
Ireland AM (TV3)
The Voice of Ireland (RTÉ)

FACTUAL

Lords & Ladles - Mind the Gap Films for RTÉ
Nationwide - Fr Browne's Forgotten War - RTE
The Zoo - Moondance Productions for RTÉ
Wild Ireland -Big Mountain Productions for TV3

LIVE EVENT

FleadhTV - Gifted Empire for TG4
Referendum 2015: RTÉ Live Results Coverage- RTÉ
St Patrick's Day Concert - BBCNI
Vincent Browne in the George - TV3

REALITY & CONSTRUCTED FACTUAL

A Sporting Chance
Bressies Teenage Kicks (RTÉ)
Connected (RTÉ)
WWOOFail California (TG4)

IRISH SOAP

Fair City - RTE
Red Rock - TV3

ANIMATION

Bing - Acamar Films & Brown Bag Films
Lily's Driftwood Bay - SixteenSouth
Nelly and Nora- Geronimo Productions
Puffin Rock - Cartoon Saloon,Penguin and Dog Ears

CHILDRENS AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S

Our Farm - GMarsh TV Productions
Saol faoi Shráid- Meangadh Fíbín for TG4
Shutterbugs - Crossing the Line
Two Tube - RTÉ

FEMALE PERFORMANCE

Cathy Belton - Red Rock (TV3)
Sharon Horgan - Catastrophe
Jane McGrath - Red Rock (TV3)
Deirdre O'Kane- Moone Boy (Sky)
Martina Stanley - Fair City (RTÉ)

DIRECTOR - SOAP AND COMEDY

Gary Agnew - Fair City (RTÉ)
Lisa Mulcahy - Red Rock (TV3)
Kieron J. Walsh & Damien O'Donnell - The Savage Eye (RTÉ)
Chris O'Dowd - Moone Boy (Sky)

DIRECTOR - TELEVISION

Darragh Byrne - O Se: A Legacy (RTÉ)
Liam McGrath - Dolores Keane: A Storm in the Heart
Maurice Sweeney - Brendan Behan - The Roaring Boy
Patrick Timmons Ward - The Notorious (RTÉ)

EDITING - TELEVISION

Zaini Darragh - Des Bishop Breaking China (RTÉ)
Mick Mahon - After Braveheart
Mick Mahon - Rough Rider
Brenda Morrissey - OCD & Me

CURRENT AFFAIRS

A Secret Buried: The Mother and Baby Scandal
Above The Law
Inside Bungalow 3 - RTÉ Investigations Unit
Panorama: Britain's Secret Terror Deal

DOCUMENTARY SERIES

Bliain In Inis Mor - Power Pictures
Darndale - The Edge of Town - Motive Television
The High Hopes Choir -Tyrone Productions
The Shelbourne -Waddell Media

DOCUMENTARY SINGLE

Close to Evil - Praxis Pictures
Dolores Keane: A Storm in the Heart - Scratch Films Ltd
It Came from Connemara!! - RTÉ
Man on Bridge - El Zorrero Films

NEWS

BBC Newsline – The Death of Ian Paisley -BBCNI
RTÉ Six One News Graham Dwyer - RTÉ
TG4 Naucht -TG4
TV3 530 News: The Resignation of Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan-TV3
UTV Ireland Live -UTV Ireland

SPECIALIST FACTUAL

A Parting Gift - Loosehorse
Áille an Uafáis/A Terrible Beauty - Tile Films-TG4
Brendan Behan - The Roaring Boy - Below The Radar TV
Cumann na mBan - Mná na Réabhlóide - Genefile - TG4
The Meaning of Life with Gay Byrne: Stephen Fry - RTÉ

SPORTS

Arkle - The Legend Lives On -Touchline Media
GAA USA -Sónta Films
The Notorious - Motive Television
Second Captains Live -Second Captains

IRISH LANGUAGE

Aille an Ufais/A Terrible Beauty
An Bronntanas
Ar Intinn Eile
Corp is Anam
Katie

MALE PERFORMANCE

Sean Mahon - Red Rock
Enda Oates - Fair City
Brendan O'Carroll - Mrs Browns Boys
Chris O'Dowd - Moone Boy
Andy Quirke - Damo and Ivor

WRITER - SOAP AND COMEDY

Sharon Horgan - Catastrophe
Peter McKenna - Red Rock
Barry Murphy - Irish Pictorial Weekly
Chris O'Dowd & Nick Vincent Murphy - Moone Boy

CAMERA - TELEVISION

Eleanor Bowman - OCD & Me
Michael O'Donovan - The Long Walk
Colm Whelan - Áille an Ufáis /A Terrible Beauty
Ciaran Tanham - Red Rock

SOUND - TELEVISION

After Braveheart
Ceoilchuairt
Dolphins - Ireland's Ocean
My Fathers War