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# The vips
13 of the most important things that happened on the IFTAs red carpet
Get up to speed on who was wearing what, ahead of the TV broadcast tonight.

THE WINNERS OF the Irish Film and Television Academy awards were announced last night at the Mansion House.


The big winners were Room with seven wins, and Liam Neeson, who took home the outstanding achievement award.

You can watch the awards on TV tonight – they’ll be on TV3 at 9pm.

As usual, all the craic was on the red carpet…

1. Liam Neeson turned up and made everyone swoon

Spit on us, Liam.

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2. President Michael D Higgins even did the Taken speech

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3. Amy Huberman looked like a vision, as expected

4. Natalie Dormer kept us searching for one single flaw

Anyone? ANY ONE?

5. Chris O’Dowd repped Roscommon

Still rocking the daffodil too, what a guy.

6. Emma O’Donoghue took her kids on the red carpet, AND on stage when she won

7. Sing St’s Ferdia Walsh-Peelo looked cooler than you

He’s only SIXTEEN.

8. Andrew Scott took ALL the selfies

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9. Sarah Greene’s jumpsuit slayed us all

She also won for her role in Penny Dreadful, for Best Actress in a drama.

10. Panti Bliss stole the show


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11. But Evanna Lynch did a Saoirse Ronan

… and pulled it out of the bag!

Here she is with her fella, aka James Potter.

12. Jack Reynor and Madeline McQueen gave off some serious #RelationshipGoals

They coordinated that little leg stance, didn’t they?

13. And Bob Geldof and wife Jeanne Marine graced us with their presence

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READ: Liam Neeson picks up lifetime achievement award as Room wins big at the IFTAs >

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