9th Irish Film & Television Awards

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9th Irish Film & Television Awards
Date11 February 2012
SiteConvention Centre Dublin
Hosted bySimon Delaney
Best FilmThe Guard
Best ActorMichael Fassbender
Best ActressSaoirse Ronan
Most awardsLove/Hate (7)
Most nominationsLove/Hate (10)
Television coverage
ChannelRTÉ One

The 9th Irish Film & Television Awards took place on Saturday 11 February 2012 at the Convention Centre Dublin (CCD), honouring Irish film and television released in 2011.[1]

It was hosted by Irish actor Simon Delaney.[1][2] The Show was broadcast on RTÉ One Television on the night.

The ceremony, hosted by the Academy on Saturday 11 February reached a record audience of 1.143 Million viewers* on RTÉ One, clocking up the highest number of Irish viewers to watch the Awards show.[3]

Among the winners at the Irish Film & Television Awards was Michael Fassbender, who picked up the Best Actor IFTA for his stark performance in Steve McQueen's drama Shame. Speaking after receiving his IFTA, Michel said he was "humbled" and "honoured" to accept the accolade from the Irish Academy.

The Guard, Ireland's most successful independent Irish feature film,[1][4] won four film Awards on the night; Best Film, Director, Screenwriter and Supporting Actress Fionnula Flanagan.

Irish Actress Fionnula Flanagan received the IFTA Lifetime Achievement award.[5]

The TV series Love/Hate won seven awards including Best Drama and Best Director.[6][7][8]


Film categories[edit]


The Guard — Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, Chris Cark, Flora Fernandez Marengo

Director in Film

John Michael McDonaghThe Guard

Script Film

John Michael McDonaghThe Guard

Actor in a Lead Role in a Feature Film

Michael Fassbender — Shame

Actress in a Lead Role in a Feature Film

Saoirse RonanHanna

  • Aoife Duffin — Behold the Lamb
  • Antonia Campbell Hughes — The Other Side of Sleep
  • Marcella Plunkett — Stella Days
Actor in a Supporting Role in a Feature Film

Chris O'DowdBridesmaids

Actress in a Supporting Role in a Feature Film

Fionnula FlanaganThe Guard

George Morrison Feature Documentary Award

Bernadette: Notes on a Political Journey — Lelia Doolan

  • 'Knuckle' — Ian Palmer
  • Men of Arlington — Enda Hughes
  • Off the Beaten Track — Dieter Auner
Special Irish Language Award

Corp + Anam – Paddy Hayes

  • Mobs Cheanada — Dathai Keane
  • Ray McAnally – M'Athair — Brian Reddin
  • Seacht — Colin O'Donnell

The Boy in the Bubble – Kealan O'Rourke

  • 23 Degrees 5 Minutes — Darragh O'Connell
  • The Last Train — Alex Sherwood
  • Origin — James Stacey
Philips Short Film Award

Foxes – Lorcan Finnegan

  • The Boy in the Bubble — Kealan O' Rourke
  • Cluck — Michael Lavelle
  • Downpour — Claire Dix
  • The ShoreTerry George

International categories[edit]

International Film

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

International Actor

Ryan GoslingDrive

International Actress

Glenn CloseAlbert Nobbs

Television Drama categories[edit]

Best Drama – In Association with BAI

Love/Hate — Suzanne McAuley, Steve Mattews

Director – Television Drama

David CaffreyLove/Hate

Writer – Television Drama

Stuart CarolanLove/Hate

Actor in a Lead Role – Television

Aidan GillenLove/Hate

  • Diarmuid de Faoite — Corp + Anam
  • Chris O'DowdThe Crimson Petal and the White (TV miniseries)
  • David Pearse — Trivia
Actress in a Lead Role – Television

Ruth Negga — Shirley

Actor in a Supporting Role – Television

Tom Vaughan-LawlorLove/Hate

Actress in a Supporting Role – Television

Denise McCormack — Love/Hate

Craft/Technical categories (Film/TV Drama)[edit]

Costume Design

Consolata Boyle — The Iron Lady

Director of Photography

Seamus McGarveyWe Need to Talk About Kevin

  • Seamus Deasy — Neverland
  • Suzie Lavelle — The Other Side of Sleep
  • Robbie RyanWuthering Heights

Isobel Stephenson — Love/Hate

M.A.C Make-up & Hair

Lorraine Glynn/ Lynn JohnsonAlbert Nobbs

  • Dee Corcoran/Tom Mc Inerney — Camelot
  • Ailbhe Lemass/Lorraine Glynn — Neverland
  • Joni Galvin/Eileen Buggy — Stella Days
Original Score

Brian Byrne — Albert Nobbs

  • Darragh O'Toole — Ballymun Lullaby
  • Stephen McKeon — Legends of Valhalla: Thor
  • Ray Harman — Love/Hate
Production Design

Anna Rackard – Stella Days


Albert Nobbs — Brendan Deasy, Niall Brady, Michelle Cunniffe, Steve Fanagan

  • Game of Thrones — Ronan Hill, Sound Post Production Team
  • Love/Hate — Brendan Deasy, Mark Henry, Fiadhnait McCann
  • The Guard — Robert Flanagan, Michelle Cuniffe, Niall Brady

Craft/Technical categories (Television)[edit]

Director – Television

Gary Keane – The Writing in the Sky

  • Liz Gill — A Story with Me in It
  • Lynda McQuaid — MasterChef Ireland
  • Kieron J. Walsh — The Savage Eye
Director of Photography – Television

Peter Robertson – Waterways

  • Richard Kendrick — Two for the Road
  • Michael O'Donovan — The Writing in the Sky
  • Kieron Skyne — Departure Day
Editing – Television

Ray Roantree – The Ashes of 9/11

  • Ailbhe Gaffney — MasterChef Ireland
  • Mick Mahon — The Writing in the Sky
  • Emer Reynolds — Broken Tail
Sound – Television

The Writing in the Sky – Killian Fitzgerald, Aza Hand

  • Horslips – Rotha Mór an tSaoil — Sam Horgan
  • MasterChef Ireland — Trevor Cunningham
  • Punky — Emma Butt

Television categories[edit]

Children's/Youth Programme

The Importance of Being Whatever – Martina Niland, David Collins

  • OMG! Jedward's Dream Factory — Noleen Golding
  • Punky — Gerard O'Rourke
  • The Amazing World of Gumball — Anne Tweedy, Peter Lewis
Current Affairs/News

Prime Time Investigates: The Home Care Scandal — Adrian Lydon

  • Prime Time Investigates: Carry on Regardless — Bill Malone
  • The Frontline: The Presidential Debate — Michael Hughes
  • State Visit to Ireland of Queen Elizabeth II — John O'Regan
Documentary Series

Waterways — Stephen Rooke

  • The Meaning of Life with Gay Byrne — Roger Childs
  • Mobs Cheanada — Dathai Keane
  • The Tenements — Jane Kelly

The Blood of the Travellers — Liam McGrath

  • Father Ted: Small, Far Away – The World of Father Ted — Faye Hill
  • Ray McAnally — Brian Reddin
  • The Irish of 9/11 — Maurice Sweeney
Entertainment Programme

Mrs. Brown's BoysBrendan O'Carroll, Justin Healy

Factual Programme

The Only Viking in the Village – Anne Heffernan, Bernadine Carraher'

  • Secret Millionaire — Ronan O. Muirthile
  • Story of Ireland — Mike Connolly
  • The Belfast Blitz — Andrea McCartney
Reality Programme

ICA Bootcamp – Independent Pictures


Eamon Coughlan – Man on a Mission – Motive Television

  • Frank O'Farrell – The Shadow of Busby — Sean Doyle
  • Pilgrims – The Irish at Cheltenham — Maurice Sweeney
  • Rory's Major Breakthrough — Stephen Watson
RTÉ Guide Best TV Moment of the Year

Shamrock Rovers Europa League Qualifying Goal – Setanta Ireland


  1. ^ a b c "IFTA Announces Nominees for the 9th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards" Archived 2 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine. IFTA.ie. 10 January 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Delaney returns as IFTAS host". RTÉ Ten. Raidió Teilifís Éireann. 6 January 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  3. ^ "IFTA 2012 Winners Announced". 10 January 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2012.
  4. ^ "'The Guard' Topples 'Barley' to Become #1 Indie Irish Film". iftn.ie. IFTN. 6 January 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Fionnula Flanagan to Receive IFTA 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award". iftn.ie. IFTN. 10 January 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  6. ^ "IFTA winners 2012 announced". RTÉ Ten. Raidió Teilifís Éireann. 12 February 2012. Archived from the original on 29 April 2012. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  7. ^ "'Love/Hate' wins big at 2012 IFTA awards". Journal.ie. 11 February 2012. Retrieved 14 February 2012.
  8. ^ "'Love/Hate' wins seven Ifta awards". Irishtimes. 11 February 2012. Retrieved 14 February 2012.

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