Wildcard Titles Receive 19 IFTA Nominations

Posted January 11, 2018 by Suzanne Murray in News
Cardboard Gangsters
Cardboard Gangsters

Six Wildcard titles received 19 IFTA nominations between them today with Cardboard Gangsters, Michael Inside and Song of Granite up for the main award of Best Feature Film. Both Cardboard Gangsters and The Farthest received five nominations each, Michael Inside received four and Song of Granite received three across a wide range acting and technical categories. The Farthest and No Stone Unturned were nominated for the prestigious George Morrison Feature Documentary award.

Cardboard Gangsters received nominations in the Feature Film, Director (Mark O’Connor), Actor (John Connors), Supporting Actor (Fionn Walton) and Supporting Actress (Fionna Hewitt Twamley) categories.

The Farthest was nominated for the George Morrison Feature Documentary award along with nominations for awards in Editing (Tony Cranstoun), Original Music (Ray Harman), Sound (Steve Fanagan, Kieran Horgan) and VFX (Ian Benjamin Kenny, Enda O’Connor).

Michael Inside was nominated in four categories for Feature Film, Director (Frank Berry), Scriptwriting (Frank Berry) and Actor in a Lead Role (Dafhyd Flynn).

Pat Collin’s Song of Granite received three nominations for Feature Film, Cinematography (Richard Kendrick) and Editing (Tadhg O’Sullivan).

No Stone Unturned received a nomination for the George Morrison Feature Documentary while The Man Who Invented Christmas received a nomination for Make Up & Hair (Lorraine Glynn and Sonya Dolan).

The IFTA Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday 15th February in the Mansion House in Dublin.

Wildcard nominations:

FEATURE FILM
Cardboard Gangsters
Michael Inside
Song of Granite

DIRECTOR, FILM
Frank Berry, Michael Inside
Mark O’Connor, Cardboard Gangsters

SCRIPTWRITER, FILM
Frank Berry, Michael Inside

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE – FILM
John Connors, Cardboard Gangsters
Dafhyd Flynn, Michael Inside

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – FILM

Fionn Walton, Cardboard Gangsters

ACTRESS SUPPORTING ROLE – FILM
Fionna Hewitt Twamley, Cardboard Gangsters

GEORGE MORRISON FEATURE DOCUMENTARY
The Farthest
No Stone Unturned

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Richard Kendrick, Song of Granite

EDITING
Tony Cranstoun, The Farthest
Tadhg O Sullivan, Song of Granite

MAKE UP & HAIR
Lorraine Glynn & Sonya Dolan, The Man Who Invented Christmas

ORIGINAL MUSIC
Ray Harman, The Farthest

SOUND
Steve Fanagan, Kieran Horgan, The Farthest

VFX
Ian Benjamin Kenny, Enda O’Connor, The Farthest