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‘Not There’ tops Irish Film and TV Awards

Wilson's war drama wins film, director, script

Juanita Wilson’s Bosnian war drama “As If I Am Not There” won film, director and script at the 8th Irish Film and TV Awards in Dublin on Saturday.

“The Social Network” was named best international film, with Jesse Eisenberg also taking the award for international actor. Annette Bening won international actress for “The Kids Are All Right.”

Among the local winners, Martin McCann won the film actor prize for his performance in “Swansong — Story of Occi Byrne.” Amy Huberman won actress for “Rewind.”

Pierce Brosnan was present to accept the supporting actor award for “The Ghost Writer,” and Saoirse Ronan picked up the supporting actress prize for “The Way Back.”

On the TV side, Showtime’s “The Tudors” was awarded best drama series, as well as prizes for costume design and make-up/hair.

Live Aid biopic “When Harvey Met Bob” was named best single drama. That show’s star Domhnall Gleeson won for leading TV actor and took the Rising Star Award.

As previously announced, “Tudors” co-producer Morgan O’Sullivan was honored with the award for outstanding contribution to the Irish film and TV industry.

A total of 37 awards were handed out in front of an audience of 1,300, including Kim Cattrall, Joely Richardson, Aidan Gillen, Brendan Gleeson, Colm Meaney and Ireland’s president Mary McAleese.

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