15th Irish Film & Television Awards

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15th IFTA Film & Drama Awards
Date15 February 2018 (2018-02-15)
SiteMansion House, Dublin
Hosted byDeirdre O'Kane
Best FilmMichael Inside
Best DirectionAisling Walsh
Best ActorJohn Connors
Cardboard Gangsters
Best ActressSaoirse Ronan
Lady Bird
Most awardsThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Maudie (3 each)
Most nominationsThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; Maudie; and Vikings (6 each)
Television coverage

The 15th Irish Film & Television Academy Awards took place at the Mansion House on 15 February 2018 in Dublin, honoured Irish film and television drama released in 2017. Deirdre O'Kane host the film awards ceremony.[1]

The nominations for the IFTA Film & Drama Awards were announced by the Irish Film and Television Academy.[1] Winners are denoted by bold letters.[2]


Feature film[edit]

Michael Inside


Aisling WalshMaudie


Martin McDonaghThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Actor in a leading role[edit]

John ConnorsCardboard Gangsters

Actress in a leading role[edit]

Saoirse RonanLady Bird

Actor in a supporting role[edit]

Barry KeoghanThe Killing of a Sacred Deer

Actress in a supporting role[edit]

Victoria SmurfitThe Lears

  • Niamh AlgarThe Drummer and The Keeper
  • Sarah Carroll – The Limit Of
  • Deirdre O Kane – Halal Daddy
  • Fionna Hewitt Twamley – Cardboard Gangsters

George Morrison Feature Documentary[edit]

The Farthest

  • The 34th
  • A Cambodian Spring
  • No Stone Unturned
  • The Silver Branch

Short film – Live action[edit]


  • Cry Rosa
  • For You
  • The Secret Market
  • The Tattoo
  • Time Traveller

Animated short film[edit]

Late Afternoon


Original music[edit]

Stephen McKeonPilgrimage

  • Ray Harman – The Farthest
  • Stephen RennicksMaze
  • John Gerard Walsh – The Drummer and The Keeper


Una Ni DhonghaIle – Three Girls

Production Design[edit]

John Hand – Maudie


Seamus McGarveyThe Greatest Showman

Costume Design[edit]

Consolata BoyleVictoria and Abdul

Make Up/Hair[edit]

Clare Lambe & Sevlene Roddy – Into the Badlands


Steve Fanagan, Kieran Horgan – The Farthest


Tailored Films & Bowsie Workshop – The Lodgers

  • Tim Chauncey – The Ash Lad: In the Hall of the Mountain King
  • Ian Benjamin Kenny, Enda O Connor – The Farthest
  • Ed Bruce & Nicholas Murphy, Screenscene – Game of Thrones

International categories[edit]

International film[edit]

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

International actor[edit]

Ethan HawkeMaudie

International actress[edit]

Frances McDormandThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Television drama[edit]


Game of Thrones


Dearbhla WalshFargo


Conor McPhersonPaula

Actor in a leading role[edit]

Cillian MurphyPeaky Blinders

Actress in a leading role[edit]

Caitriona BalfeOutlander

Actor in a supporting role[edit]

Liam CunninghamGame of Thrones

Actress in a supporting role[edit]

Charlie MurphyPeaky Blinders


  1. ^ a b Barry, Aoife (January 11, 2018). "These are the nominations for this year's IFTA awards". The Journal. Archived from the original on January 11, 2018. Retrieved January 11, 2018.
  2. ^ O'Grady, Sean (February 15, 2018). "IFTAs: Full list of winners as Gabriel Byrne is honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award". Irish Independent. Retrieved February 15, 2018.

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