The nominees for the upcoming IFTA Film & Drama Awards have been announced and this year’s Awards promises one of the most star-studded line-ups to date!

Taking place on Saturday April 9th at the Mansion House in Dublin, this year’s Irish Film & Drama Awards will pay tribute to the success of the Irish film industry. It has already been a sensational start to the year for Irish film with a slew of nominations for our home-grown talent at the 2016 Oscars and Golden Globes.

With the likes of Saoirse Ronan, Michael Fassbender and Lenny Abrahamson up for pivotal awards, the IFTA 2016 red carpet will be nothing short of amazing.

Here is a snapshot of this year’s nominee list (you can find the full list over on IFTA.ie):  

Best Film

  • Brooklyn
  • My Name is Emily
  • Room
  • Sing Street
  • The Survivalist
  • Viva

Director Film

  • Lenny Abrahamson - Room
  • Paddy Breathnach - Viva
  • John Carney – Sing Street
  • John Crowley – Brooklyn
  • Stephen Fingleton – The Survivalist

Script Film

  • John Carney – Sing Street
  • Emma Donoghue - Room
  • Simon Fitzmaurice – My Name is Emily
  • Mark O’Halloran – Viva
  • Johnny O’Reilly – Moscow Never Sleeps

Actor in a Lead Role in Film

  • Colin Farrell – The Lobster
  • Domhnall Gleeson – Ex Machina
  • Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs
  • Barry Keoghan - Mammal
  • Martin McCann – The Survivalist

Actress in a Lead Role in Film

  • Eva Birthistle - Swansong
  • Ruth Bradley - Pursuit
  • Orla Brady – The Price of Desire
  • Evanna Lynch – My Name is Emily
  • Saoirse Ronan - Brooklyn

Actor in a Supporting Role in Film

  • Domhnall Gleeson - Brooklyn
  • Michael Smiley – My Name is Emily
  • Owen Roe - Pursuit
  • Jack Reynor – Sing Street
  • Sean T O Meallaigh – The Callback Queen

Actress in a Supporting Role in Film

  • Jane Brennan – Brooklyn
  • Gemma-Leah Devereux – Get Up and Go
  • Olwen Fouere – The Survivalist
  • Siobhan O’Kelly – An Klondike
  • Ger Ryan – The Callback Queen