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Brooklyn, Room and Rebellion have all bagged a load of IFTA nominations

There are nominations for Messrs Fassbender and Farrell, as well.

OSCAR NOMINEES BROOKLYN and Room are among the most nominated films at this year’s Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTAs).

The nominations, announced this morning, are led by films Room, Sing Street and My Name Is Emily with eight each and Brooklyn and Viva which have seven apiece.

In television, An Klondike leads the way with nine nominations, while Rebellion has eight.

In the Best Film category, Brooklyn, John Crowley’s depiction of a young Irish woman’s emigration to New York in the 1950’s will compete with Simon Fitzmaurice’s teenage road movie My Name is Emily, the story of a kidnapped young woman and her son in Room; musical coming of age story Sing Street; psychological post-apocalyptic thriller The Survivalist from first time feature director Stephen Fingleton and the poetic and moving Viva.

Emma Donoghue (Room), Mark O’Halloran (Viva), Simon Fitzmaurice (My Name is Emily) and John Carney (Sing Street) are all nominated for their scripts alongside Moscow based Irish writer/director Johnny O’Reilly (Moscow Never Sleeps).

In the Actor in a Leading Role Film category, Colin Farrell is nominated for his artistic turn in the strange and thrillingly ambitious film The Lobster alongside Domhnall Gleeson for his performance in Ex Machina; Michael Fassbender is shortlisted for his skilful turn in Steve Jobs, Barry Keoghan receives his first nomination for his performance as a troubled youth in Mammal and lead actor Martin McCann is nominated for his turn in The Survivalist.

Saoirse Ronan is nominated for best actress for Brooklyn.

She is joined by Orla Brady for The Price of Desire; Eva Birthistle who performs in Swansong; Evanna Lynch’s road trip in My Name is Emily and Ruth Bradley in the modern day Irish myth Pursuit.

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In the TV Best Drama category the Galway based Irish language drama An Klondike and Dublin-based 1916 drama Rebellion are nominated alongside the fantasy Game of Thrones which is filmed in Northern Ireland, the horror drama Penny Dreadful and the historical action drama Vikings both of which are shot in Wicklow.

Colin Farrell is nominated for Best Actor for his role in True Detective alongside Aidan Turner for Poldark, Dara Devaney for An Klondike, Stephen Rea for Dickensian and Barry Ward for Rebellion.

Caitriona Balfe has been shortlisted for Best Actress for her role as US show Outlander, Ruth Bradley and Sarah Greene for Rebellion, Elaine Cassidy for No Offence, and Catherine Walker for Critical.

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