The Tudors sweeps Irish Film and Television Awards

February 19th, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by admin  

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Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Television period drama The Tudors swept the Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTAs), winning a record-breaking total of seven titles.

The Henry VIII drama won for Best Drama Series, while Jonathan Rhys Meyers was named Best Actor in a Television Drama Lead Role, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

His co-stars Maria Doyle Kennedy and Nick Dunning won awards for best supporting roles, while the show picked up another three awards at the ceremony at Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre.

In the technical categories, ‘The Tudors’ won the Best Costume (Joan Bergin), Best Hair & Make-Up (Jennifer Hegarty, Dee Corcoran) and Best Production Design (Tom Conroy) awards.

In the feature film categories, Kings and Garage emerged as the top winners, with five and four awards respectively.

‘Kings’ won the awards for Best Editing, Best Sound and Best Original Score.

Garage picked up the IFTAs for best film, director (Lenny Abrahamson), script (Mark O’Halloran) and actor in a lead role (Pat Shortt).

Actor and filmmaker Mel Gibson received a standing ovation for his Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema Award.

Hilary Swank won the Best International Actress award for ‘PS I Love You’.

‘The Lives of Others’ was named Best International Film with Daniel Day-Lewis winning Best International Actor for his performance in ‘There Will Be Blood’.

The event took place at Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre.

The list of winners in film category:

Film: Garage
International Film: The Lives of Others
Director Film: Lenny Abrahamson, Garage
Script Film: Mark O’Halloran, Garage
Actor in a Lead Role Film: Pat Shortt, Garage
Actor in a Supporting Role Film: Brendan Conroy, Kings
Actress in a Supporting Role Film: Saoirse Ronan, Atonement
International Actor: Daniel Day Lewis, There Will Be Blood

The list of winners in television category:

Single Drama / Drama Serial: The Running Mate
Drama Series / Soap: The Tudors
Director Television: Lenny Abrahamson, Prosperity
Script Television: Mark O’Halloran, Prosperity
Actor in a Lead Role Television: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, The Tudors (World 2000)
Actor in a Supporting Role Television: Nick Dunning, The Tudors
Actress in a Lead Role Film/Television: Aisling O’Sullivan, The Clinic
Actress in a Supporting Role Television: Maria Doyle Kennedy, The Tudors

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