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The TV IFTAs were on last night. Here are 12 important things that happened...

Okay, ‘important’ may be overselling it a little.

Our girl @amandabyram hosting #IFTA15 ❤️ @1stoptionmodels photographer #barrymccall ❤️ Source: julesmodelagent

TONIGHT, THE IFTA Gala Television Awards took place in Dublin.

Red Rock, Catastrophe, Mrs. Brown’s Boys, Connected and 50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy were among the television shows to pick up gongs at the ceremony. (Red Rock won TV Show of the Year and Best Soap).

(You can check out the full list of winners here.)

Here’s what you need to know:

1. Jedward wore ‘Jepic’ sparkly suits and their hair was taller than ever

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jedward Source: Planet Jedward/Twitter

Let’s be real: their hair puts Ian Madigan’s to shame.

2. Joe Duffy may have seen a ghost on a red carpet.

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90397769 Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

A cup of sugary tea for Joe, please. He’s had a shock.

3. Amanda Brunker and Gay Byrne got together for a catch-up

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4. Sharon Horgan won not one, but two IFTAs!

She won Best Female Performance and Best Writer for Soap/Comedy for her work on Channel 4′s Catastrophe. (Back on Channel 4 next Tuesday, don’t you know?)

5. Rosanna Davison went for a sheer black guna

@rosanna_davison rocking @cocoboutiquedublin dress & bag to the #IFTAS2015 ❤️❤️❤ see last pic for the bag Source: cocoboutiquedublin

We know we’ve turned into our Mam because our first thought was, “It’s October — she’ll get pneumonia!”

6. Miriam O’Callaghan looked like a goddess, frankly

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7. One of the big winners of the night was Brendan O’Carroll, who received a lifetime achievement award

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And a standing ovation…

8. Ronan and Storm Keating flew over especially for the occasion

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Ronan was on hand to present Best Female Performance while Storm got to take selfies with, er, herself.

Just hanging out with myself at the @IFTA awards. Table name cards have taken an interesting turn Source: stormykeating

The dream.

9. Yes, Vogue Williams was there. No, she wasn’t with Brian McFadden.

Fun times with this crazy cat @andreadhoran

She was on hand to present the award for Best Entertainment, which went to Baz Ashmawy for 50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy.

10. Nadia Forde was there and her Nana hung out with Jedward

Tonight's Irish Film TV Awards Source: nadiaforde

Her Nana’s a good sport.

nadia Source: Nadia Forde/Twitter

11. Former Rose of Tralee Maria Walsh was there <3 <3 <3

CR8DOILWUAAUvvw Source: IFTA/Twitter

The closest thing Ireland has to a princess, to be honest.

12. And Red Rock was the night’s big winner picking up three of the night’s top awards, including TV Show of the Year


Not bad for its first year on telly, eh?

The IFTAs will be screened on TV3 tonight at 9pm.

By Amy O’Connor. Originally posted on DailyEdge.ie.


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