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The films The Banshees of Inisherin and Aisha and the TV series Bad Sisters and The Dry will be among the leading contenders when the Irish Film and Television Awards take place in Dublin in May.

Nominations for the 2023 awards were announced on Tuesday in what is already a big year for Irish film, with multiple nominations at ceremonies including the BAFTAs and the Oscars.

The Banshees of Inisherin leads the way in the film categories with 11 nominations including Best Film and Best Director for Martin McDonagh.

Aisha, a drama focusing on immigration, follows closely behind with ten.

This year’s Oscar nominees are well represented on the list with nods for, among others, Colin Farrell, Barry Keoghan, Brendan Gleeson, Paul Mescal, Kerry Condon and the short film An Irish Goodbye.

The Oscar-nominated An Cailín Ciúin (The Quiet Girl) was a big winner at last year’s awards.

In the TV Drama categories this year, the dark comedy Bad Sisters leads the way with 12 nominations, including Best Drama and multiple acting nominations for its stars.

A live IFTA ceremony will take place this year on Sunday 7 May in Dublin and will be broadcast by RTÉ.

The nominees in full:


Best Film
The Banshees of Inisherin
God’s Creatures
Róise & Frank
The Wonder

Director – Film
Aisha – Frank Berry
The Banshees of Inisherin – Martin McDonagh
It Is in Us All – Antonia Campbell Hughes
Joyride – Emer Reynolds
Let the Wrong One In – Conor McMahon
Róise & Frank – Rachael Moriarty & Peter Murphy

Script – Film
Aisha – Frank Berry
The Banshees of Inisherin – Martin McDonagh
God’s Creatures – Shane Crowley
Joyride – Ailbhe Keogan
Let the Wrong One In – Conor McMahon
Róise & Frank – Rachael Moriarty, Peter Murphy

Lead Actor – Film
Colin Farrell – The Banshees of Inisherin
Daryl McCormack – Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
Éanna Hardwicke – Lakelands
Liam Neeson – Marlowe
Ollie West – The Sparrow
Paul Mescal – Aftersun

Lead Actress – Film
Alisha Weir – Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical
Bríd Ní Neachtain – Róise & Frank
Danielle Galligan – Lakelands
Kelly Gough – Tarrac
Seána Kerslake – Ballywalter
Zara Devlin – Ann

Supporting Actor – Film
Andrew Scott – Catherine Called Birdy
Barry Keoghan – The Banshees of Inisherin
Brendan Gleeson – The Banshees of Inisherin
Colin Farrell – The Batman
Paul Mescal – God’s Creatures
Pierce Brosnan – Black Adam

Supporting Actress – Film
Aisling Franciosi – God’s Creatures
Eileen Walsh – Ann
Elaine Cassidy – The Wonder
Jessie Buckley – Women Talking
Kerry Condon – The Banshees of Inisherin
Kíla Lord Cassidy – The Wonder


Best Drama
Bad Sisters
Conversations with Friends
Derry Girls: The Agreement (Extended Special)
The Dry
Vikings: Valhalla

Director – Drama
Bad Sisters – Dearbhla Walsh
Conversations with Friends – Lenny Abrahamson
Maxine – Laura Way
Severance – Aoife McArdle
Smother – Dathaí Keane
The Dry – Paddy Breathnach

Script – Drama
Bad Sisters – Sharon Horgan
Conversations with Friends – Mark O’Halloran
Derry Girls: The Agreement (Extended Special) – Lisa McGee
Smother – Kate O’Riordan
The Dry – Nancy Harris
Top Boy – Ronan Bennett

Lead Actor – Drama
Aidan Turner – The Suspect
Conleth Hill – Holding
Jason O’Mara – Smother
Kerr Logan – North Sea Connection
Stephen Rea – The English
Vinnie McCabe – The Noble Call

Lead Actress – Drama
Alison Oliver – Conversations with Friends
Caitríona Balfe – Outlander
Dervla Kirwan – Smother
Róisín Gallagher – The Dry
Sharon Horgan – Bad Sisters
Siobhan McSweeney – Holding

Supporting Actor – Drama
Brian Gleeson – Bad Sisters
Ciarán Hinds – The Dry
Daryl McCormack – Bad Sisters
Michael Smiley – Bad Sisters
Moe Dunford – The Dry
Tommy Tiernan – Conversations with Friends

Supporting Actress – Drama
Anne-Marie Duff – Bad Sisters
Brenda Fricker – Holding
Eva Birthistle – Bad Sisters
Eve Hewson – Bad Sisters
Genevieve O’Reilly – Andor
Sarah Greene – Bad Sisters

Other Award Categories

George Morrison Feature Documentary
The Artist & The Wall of Death
The Ghost of Richard Harris
How to Tell a Secret
Million Dollar Pigeons
North Circular
Nothing Compares

Live-Action Short Film
An Irish Goodbye
Call Me Mommy
Don’t Go Where I Can’t Find You
Wednesday’s Child
You’re Not Home

Animated Short Film
Dagda’s Harp
Red Rabbit
Soft Tissue

Craft Categories

Conversations with Friends – Suzie Lavelle
How to Tell a Secret – Eleanor Bowman
It Is in Us All – Piers McGrail
The Dry – Cathal Watters
Vikings: Valhalla – Peter Robertson

Costume Design
Aisha – Kathy Strachan
The Banshees of Inisherin – Eimer Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh
Disenchanted – Joan Bergin
Enola Holmes 2 – Consolata Boyle
Vikings: Valhalla – Susan O’Connor Cave

Production Design
Aisha – Tamara Conboy
Bad Sisters – Mark Geraghty
Mr. Malcolm’s List – Ray Ball
Róise & Frank – Pádraig O’Neill
Vikings: Valhalla – Tom Conroy

Hair & Makeup
Aisha – Dumebi Anozie, Liz Byrne
The Banshees of Inisherin – Orla Carroll, Lynn Johnston, Dan Martin
Mr. Malcolm’s List – Eileen Buggy, Sharon Doyle
The Wonder – Lorri Ann King, Morna Ferguson
Vikings: Valhalla – Joe Whelan, Tom McInerney

The Banshees of Inisherin
Conversations with Friends
The Sparrow
The Wonder

Original Music
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande – Stephen Rennicks
Lakelands – Daithí
Nothing Compares – Irene Buckley, Linda Buckley
Róise & Frank – Colm Mac Con Iomaire
The Dry – Sarah Lynch

Aisha – Colin Campbell
Elvis – Jonathan Redmond, Matt Villa
Death on the Nile – Úna Ní Dhonghaíle
Nocebo – Tony Cranstoun
Nothing Compares – Mick Mahon

The Banshees of Inisherin
Stranger Things
The Woman King

Best International Film
All Quiet on the Western Front
The Fabelmans
Top Gun: Maverick

Best International Actor
Albrecht Schuch – All Quiet on the Western Front
Austin Butler – Elvis
Cosmo Jarvis – It Is in Us All
Felix Kammerer – All Quiet on the Western Front
Josh O’Connor – Aisha
Tom Cruise – Top Gun: Maverick

Best International Actress
Cate Blanchett – TÁR
Emily Watson – God’s Creatures
Florence Pugh – The Wonder
Letitia Wright – Aisha
Michelle Williams – The Fabelmans
Viola Davis – The Woman King

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