The Fall nominated for Irish TV award

Published Thursday, 27 February 2014
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Belfast-based drama The Fall has been nominated in the best television drama category at this year's Irish Film and Television Awards.

The Fall nominated for Irish TV award
Jamie Dornan stars as serial killer Paul Spector in hit series The Fall. (© Getty)

Co Down actor Jamie Dornan - who plays serial killer Paul Spector in the popular series - has also been shortlisted for best actor in a leading role.

The IFTAs honour the best in Irish productions and acting talent.

Game of Thrones, which is partly filmed in Northern Ireland, has also been nominated in the best drama category, with Liam Cunningham and Aiden Gillian both shortlisted for the best supporting actor award.

Meanwhile Coleraine born actress Michelle Fairley, who played Catelyn Stark in the HBO series, has been nominated for the best supporting actress award.

Irish funnyman turned Hollywood star, Chris O'Dowd, has been shortlisted for the best actor in a leading role award for his part in the hit series Moone Boy.

In the film categories Colin Farrell is included among the best supporting actor nominees for his role in Saving Mr Banks, as has Irish born Michael Fassbender for 12 years a Slave.

The awards will be presented at a ceremony in Dublin on 5 April.

List of IFTA nominees:


  • Byzantium
  • Calvary
  • Run & Jump
  • The Sea
  • The Stag

Director Film

  • John Butler, The Stag
  • Neil Jordan, Byzantium
  • John Michael McDonagh, Calvary
  • Ruairi Robinson, The Last Days on Mars

Script Film

  • John Banville, The Sea
  • Ailbhe Keogan, Run & Jump
  • John Michael McDonagh, Calvary
  • John Butler and Peter McDonald, The Stag

Actor in a Lead Role Film

  • Brendan Gleeson, Calvary
  • Domhnall Gleeson, About Time
  • Ciarán Hinds, The Sea
  • Andrew Scott, The Stag

Actress in a Leading Role Film

  • Antonia Campbell-Hughes, 3096 Days
  • Jane McGrath, Black Ice
  • Saoirse Ronan, Byzantium
  • Kelly Thornton, Life's A Breeze

Actor in a Supporting Role Film

  • Colin Farrell, Saving Mr.Banks
  • Michael Fassbender, 12 Years A Slave
  • Edward MacLiam, Run & Jump
  • Peter McDonald, The Stag

Actress in a Supporting Role Film

  • Sinead Cusack, The Sea
  • Fionnula Flanagan, Life's A Breeze
  • Amy Huberman, The Stag
  • Orla O'Rourke, Calvary

International Film

  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Gravity
  • Philomena
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

International Actor

  • Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
  • Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

International Actress

  • Amy Adams, American Hustle
  • Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
  • Sandra Bullock, Gravity
  • Judi Dench, Philomena

Drama in association with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland

  • The Fall
  • Game of Thrones
  • Love/Hate
  • Quirke
  • Vikings

Script Drama

  • Stuart Carolan, Love/Hate
  • Neil Jordan, The Borgias
  • Nick Vincent Murphy & Chris O'Dowd, Moone Boy
  • Conor McPherson, Quirke

Actor in a Leading Role Television

  • Gabriel Byrne, Quirke
  • Jamie Dornan, The Fall
  • Chris O'Dowd, Moone Boy
  • Tom Vaughan Lawlor, Love/Hate

Actress in a Leading Role Television

  • Eva Birthistle, Amber
  • Charlie Murphy, Love/Hate
  • Mary Murray, Love/Hate
  • Deirdre O'Kane, Moone Boy

Actor in a Supporting Role Television

  • Peter Coonan, Love/Hate
  • Liam Cunningham, Game of Thrones
  • Aidan Gillen, Game of Thrones
  • Allen Leech, Downton Abbey

Actress in a Supporting Role Television

  • Elaine Cassidy, The Paradise
  • Caoilfhionn Dunne, Love/Hate
  • Michelle Fairley, Game of Thrones
  • Victoria Smurfit, Dracula
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