Jordon drama wins top prize

“The Wind That Shakes the Barley” nabbed the top prize at the 2006 Irish Film & Television Academy Awards, as well as supporting actor for Liam Cunningham and best Irish film.

Another big winner was “Breakfast on Pluto,” which scored director for Neil Jordan, actor for Cillian Murphy, script and hair and makeup prizes.

The trophy for actress went to Eva Birthistle for “Middletown,” while Fionnula Flanagan took home supporting honors for her role in “Transamerica.”

In television prizes, “Stardust” was named best single drama and “The Clinic” was honored as best soap. Ciaran Hinds won actor for his portrayal of Julius Caesar on “Rome” and Ger Ryan was named actress for her role on “Stardust.”

The Irish Film & Television Academy Award winners were announced at the Royal Dublin Society on Feb. 9, 2007.

Winners for the 2006 Irish Film & Television Academy Awards AWARDS IN FILM

Film
“The Wind That Shakes the Barley”

International Film
“Little Miss Sunshine”

Director
Neil Jordan, “Breakfast on Pluto”

Actor in a Lead Role
Cillian Murphy, “Breakfast on Pluto”

Actress in a Lead Role
Eva Birthistle, “Middletown”

Actor in a Supporting Role
Liam Cunningham, “The Wind That Shakes the Barley”

Actress in a Supporting Role
Fionnula Flanagan, “Transamerica”

Script
Neil Jordan & Pat McCabe, “Breakfast on Pluto”

Cinematography
Seamus Deasy, “The Tiger’s Tail”

Music
Stephen McKeon, “The Tiger’s Tail”

Production Design
Mark Geraghty, “Get Rich or Die Tryin'”

Costume Design
Consolata Boyle, “The Queen”

Hair & Makeup
Lorraine Glynn, Lynn Johnson, “Breakfast on Pluto”

AWARDS ACROSS FILM & TELEVISION

The BSE/IFB & NIFTC Breakthrough Talent Award
Niall Heery – writer/director, “Small Engine Repair”

Editing in Film / TV Drama
Stephen O’Connell, “Stardust”

Sound in Film / TV Drama
Peter Blayney, Patrick Drummond, John Fitzgerald, Mervyn Moore, “Lassie” (Element Films)

Short Film
“Joyriders” (Half Light Productions)

Short Animation
“Horn Ok Please” (Flickerpix LTD)

AWARDS IN TELEVISION Single Drama / Drama Serial
“Stardust”

Drama Series / Soap
“The Clinic” (Parallel Film Productions Ltd)

Actor in a Lead Role – Television
Ciaran Hinds, “Rome” (HBO, Happy Fortune Films Ltd, Fortuna Felix Films Srl, Moreton Films Ltd)

Actress in a Lead Role – Television
Ger Ryan, “Stardust” (RTÉ)

Actor in a Supporting Role – Television
Gary Lydon, “The Clinic” (Parallel Film Productions Ltd.)

Actress in a Supporting Role – Television
Ruth Bradley, “Stardust” (RTÉ)

Current Affairs / News Programme
“Prime Time Investigates: Sex Traffic” (RTÉ)

Best Children’s / Youth Programme
“Aifric” (Telegael Media Group)

Entertainment
“In Search of the Pope’s Children” (Tyrone Productions Ltd.)

Sports Feature
“Micheál: The Sound of Sunday” (Motive Television)

Single Documentary
“Flann O’Brien: The Lives of Brian” (Mint Productions)

Documentary Series
“The Legend of Liam Clancy” (Crossing the Line Films)

Best Irish Language
“Maírtín Ó Cadhain: Rí an Fhocail” (RTÉ)

Industry Contribution Award
Casting Director Nuala Mosielle

Lifetime Achievement Award
Television Presenter Gay Byrne

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS

Irish Film
“The Wind That Shakes the Barley”

International Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Departed”

International Actress
Helen Mirren, “The Queen”

Television Personality
Bill O’Herlihy, RTE

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