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Irish Film & TV Awards winners: ‘Bad Sisters’ & ‘The Banshees Of Inisherin’ sweep top honours

May 9, 2023

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.

The Banshees Of Inisherin

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

ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT, Director: Edward Berger, Prague 2021

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

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Photo Credit: Kane Skennar
Caption: (L-r) AUSTIN BUTLER as Elvis and KELVIN HARRISON JR. as B.B. King in Warner Bros. Pictures’ drama “ELVIS,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

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

Viola Davis and John Boyega star in The Woman King.

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


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