Apple’s comedy series Bad Sisters and Martin McDonagh’s latest feature, The Banshees Of Inisherin, took the top honours at this year’s Irish Film & TV Awards (IFTAs).
Sharon Horgan’s Bad Sisters was the biggest winner on the eve, taking four gongs, including Best Drama plus Best Director Drama for Dearbhla Walsh and Actress in a Supporting Role – Drama for Ann Marie Duff. The Banshees Of Inisherin clocked three wins: the coveted Best Film award alongside Actor in a Supporting Role – Film was awarded to Brendan Gleeson.
Elsewhere, Paul Mescal clocked his first IFTAs win in the Best Actor category for his leading performance in Charlotte Wells’ acclaimed debut Aftersun and filmmaker Frank Berry won two awards on the night, Best Director and Best Script Award for his refugee drama Aisha, starring Letitia Wright.
Edward Berger’s All Quiet on the Western Front won the Award for International Film, while Austin Butler won the Award for International Actor for his leading role as Elvis in Baz Luhrmann’s biopic. The International Actress Award went to Cate Blanchett for her performance in Tár.
On the eve, Jim Sheridan presented veteran Costume Designer Joan Bergin with the Irish Academy’s Industry Lifetime Achievement Award, for her contribution to the Irish and international screen industry, across both film and television. The George Morrison Feature Documentary Award went to the Sinéad O’Connor portrait piece Nothing Compares.
Check out the full list of winners below:
Best Film – The Banshees Of Inisherin
Best Drama – Bad Sisters
Best International Film – All Quiet On The Western Front
George Morrison Feature Documentary – Nothing Compares
Actor in a Lead Role – Film – 2023 – Paul Mescal – Aftersun
Actress in a Lead Role – Film – Bríd Ní Neachtain – Róise & Frank
Actress in a Supporting Role – Film – Kerry Condon – The Banshees Of Inisherin
Actor in a Supporting Role – Film – 2023 – Brendan Gleeson – The Banshees Of Inisherin
Director Film – Frank Berry – Aisha
Actor in a Lead Role – Drama – Stephen Rea – The English
Actress in a Lead Role – Drama – Sharon Horgan – Bad Sisters
Actor in a Supporting Role – Drama – Ciarán Hinds – The Dry
Actress in a Supporting Role – Drama – Ann Marie Duff – Bad Sisters
Best Script Film – Frank Berry – Aisha
The Irish Academy’s Industry Lifetime Achievement Award – Costume Designer Joan Bergin
Director Drama – Dearbhla Walsh – Bad Sisters
Best Script – Drama – Lisa McGee – Derry Girls
International Actor – Austin Butler – Elvis
International Actress – Cate Blanchett – Tár
Screen Ireland Rising Star – 2023 – Aoife McArdle – Director
Best Live Action Short – An Irish Goodbye
Best Animated Short – Soft Tissue
Best Hair & Make-Up – Joe Whelan, Tom McInerney – Vikings: Valhalla
Best Cinematography – Piers McGrail – It Is In Us All
Best Editing – Jonathan Redmond, Matt Villa – Elvis
Best Production Design – Tamara Conboy – Aisha
Best Sound – Aza Hand, Alan Scully, Adrian Conway – The Sparrow
Best Original Score – Sarah Lynch – The Dry
Best Costume Design
Consolata Boyle – Enola Holmes 2
Best VFX – Donal Nolan – The Women King