×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Brie Larson’s ‘Room’ Sweeps Irish Film and Television Awards

LONDON — Lenny Abrahamson’s “Room,” for which lead actress Brie Larson won an Oscar, was the big winner at the Irish Film and Television Academy Awards Sunday.

The film, produced by Ireland’s Element Pictures, won seven awards, including film, director for Abrahamson, and script for Emma Donoghue. Larson won the award for international actress, while its other prizes were for editing, original music and sound.

“Brooklyn” earned awards for lead actress Saoirse Ronan and supporting actress Jane Brennan. Michael Fassbender picked up the award for lead actor for “Steve Jobs,” and the supporting actor honor went to Jack Reynor for “Sing Street.” Leonardo DiCaprio was named best international actor for “The Revenant,” and “Spotlight” was voted top international film.

On the TV drama side, Abú Media’s Irish-language series “An Klondike” won four awards, including best drama and actor for Dara Devaney. The supporting actor honor went to Moe Dunford for “Vikings,” while the supporting actress prize went to Sarah Greene for “Penny Dreadful.”

Stephen Fingleton, the director of feature film “The Survivalist,” won the Rising Star Award, while the feature documentary trophy went to Ken Wardrop’s “Mom & Me.”

Liam Neeson received the IFTA Outstanding Contribution to Cinema Award — recognition for his 30-year career in cinema. Neeson was presented the award by President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, with tributes posted by Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg, among others.

Actress, producer and humanitarian Roma Downey received the Irish Diaspora Award, presented to her by musician and fellow humanitarian Bob Geldof.

Guests on the red carpet at Dublin’s Mansion House included Chris O’Dowd, Mia Goth, Jack Reynor, Natalie Dormer, Sarah Greene, Neil Jordan, Van Morrison, Andrew Scott and Eva Birthistle.

FULL IFTA 2016 WINNERS’ LIST:
Film: Room
Director Film: Lenny Abrahamson for Room
Script Film: Emma Donoghue for Room
Irish Film Board Rising Star: Stephen Fingleton
Lead Actor Film: Michael Fassbender for Steve Jobs
Lead Actress Film: Saoirse Ronan for Brooklyn
Supporting Actor Film: Jack Reynor for Sing Street
Supporting Actress Film: Jane Brennan for Brooklyn
George Morrison Feature Documentary: Mom & Me
Animated Short: Geist
Short Film: Stutterer
Drama: An Klondike
Director Drama: Neasa Hardiman for Happy Valley
Writer Drama: Marcus Fleming for An Klondike
Lead Actor Drama: Dara Devaney for An Klondike
Lead Actress Drama: Ruth Bradley for Rebellion
Supporting Actor Drama: Moe Dunford for Vikings
Supporting Actress Drama: Sarah Greene for Penny Dreadful
Director of Photography: Cathal Watters for Viva
Costume Design: Joan Bergin for Vikings
Editing: Nathan Nugent for Room
Make-Up and Hair: An Klondike
Original Music: Stephen Rennicks for Room
Production Design: Tom Conroy for Legend
Sound: Room
VFX: The Frankenstein Chronicles (Screen Scene)
International Film: Spotlight
International Actor: Leonardo Di Caprio for The Revenant
International Actress: Brie Larson for Room

More TV

  • Patricia Cornwell and Matt Tolmach

    Patricia Cornwell, Matt Tolmach to Produce Drama Series in Development at NBC

    LONDON — Lenny Abrahamson’s “Room,” for which lead actress Brie Larson won an Oscar, was the big winner at the Irish Film and Television Academy Awards Sunday. The film, produced by Ireland’s Element Pictures, won seven awards, including film, director for Abrahamson, and script for Emma Donoghue. Larson won the award for international actress, while […]

  • TV Roundup: 'A Series of Unfortunate

    TV News Roundup: 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' Sets Final Season Premiere Date

    LONDON — Lenny Abrahamson’s “Room,” for which lead actress Brie Larson won an Oscar, was the big winner at the Irish Film and Television Academy Awards Sunday. The film, produced by Ireland’s Element Pictures, won seven awards, including film, director for Abrahamson, and script for Emma Donoghue. Larson won the award for international actress, while […]

  • Wild Cards Book

    Hulu to Develop Shows Based on George R.R. Martin Book Series 'Wild Cards'

    LONDON — Lenny Abrahamson’s “Room,” for which lead actress Brie Larson won an Oscar, was the big winner at the Irish Film and Television Academy Awards Sunday. The film, produced by Ireland’s Element Pictures, won seven awards, including film, director for Abrahamson, and script for Emma Donoghue. Larson won the award for international actress, while […]

  • Pawn Stars

    Disney in Talks With Hearst to Sell A+E Networks European Channels (EXCLUSIVE)

    LONDON — Lenny Abrahamson’s “Room,” for which lead actress Brie Larson won an Oscar, was the big winner at the Irish Film and Television Academy Awards Sunday. The film, produced by Ireland’s Element Pictures, won seven awards, including film, director for Abrahamson, and script for Emma Donoghue. Larson won the award for international actress, while […]

  • B3_Day 17 of 25_Sc 6/04: Interior

    How 'Origin' Creator Mika Watkins Sold Her Sci-Fi Series to YouTube Premium

    LONDON — Lenny Abrahamson’s “Room,” for which lead actress Brie Larson won an Oscar, was the big winner at the Irish Film and Television Academy Awards Sunday. The film, produced by Ireland’s Element Pictures, won seven awards, including film, director for Abrahamson, and script for Emma Donoghue. Larson won the award for international actress, while […]

  • The Good Cop

    'Good Cop' Canceled by Netflix After One Season

    LONDON — Lenny Abrahamson’s “Room,” for which lead actress Brie Larson won an Oscar, was the big winner at the Irish Film and Television Academy Awards Sunday. The film, produced by Ireland’s Element Pictures, won seven awards, including film, director for Abrahamson, and script for Emma Donoghue. Larson won the award for international actress, while […]

  • Game of Thrones

    Everything We Know About 'Game of Thrones' Season 8

    LONDON — Lenny Abrahamson’s “Room,” for which lead actress Brie Larson won an Oscar, was the big winner at the Irish Film and Television Academy Awards Sunday. The film, produced by Ireland’s Element Pictures, won seven awards, including film, director for Abrahamson, and script for Emma Donoghue. Larson won the award for international actress, while […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content