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THe iftas

Here's who took home the awards as Ireland's silver screen stars had their big night

There were both Irish and international winners.

A DATE FOR Mad Mary picked up two awards at the Iftas last night with two Irish Oscar nominees also picking up awards in their homeland.

The IFTA Film and Drama Awards were held in the Mansion House in Dublin and celebrated film and TV productions that are Irish or have Irish connections.

IFTAS Com Meaney at last night's awards ceremony. Sam Boal / Sam Boal / /

Irish comedy drama A Date for Mad Mary won the major award of the night when it scooped Best Film. Charleigh Bailey also won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film.

Elsewhere, Ruth Negga won the award for Actress in a Lead Role while fellow Oscar nominee Consolata Boyle won the award for Costume Design for her work on Florence Foster Jenkins.

Colm Meaney won the award for Actor in a Lead Role for his portrayal of the recently deceased Martin McGuinness in The Journey.

IFTAS Amy Huberman picked up an award last night. Sam Boal / Sam Boal / /

On the TV side, the Irish-filmed History Channel show Vikings won the award for Best Drama. In doing so, it beat competition from Game of Thrones and The Fall among others.

In the TV acting awards, Cillian Murphy won the Best Actor award for his role in Peaky Blinders with Amy Huberman taking the Best Actress award for legal drama Striking Out.

IFTAS Mattress Mick was there to see the documentary about him win an award. Sam Boal Sam Boal

The George Morrison Award for best Feature Documentary was presented to Dave Clarke and Ciarán Deeney for their film Mattress Men.

The documentary tells the story of how Michael Flynn turned his struggling mattress business into a success by creating his eccentric ‘Mattress Mick’ persona.

The full list of winners and nominees is available on the IFTA website.

Read: Ireland’s biggest movie stars all nominated for this year’s IFTAs >

Read: Here are all the gorgeous gúnas from the IFTAs on Saturday night >

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