Drumroll please … the nominees for this years Irish Film and Television Awards have been revealed and it looks like there is fierce competition.

Old favourites Mrs Brown’s Boys and How To Kill Your Mammy lead the nominations for the second year in a row while First Dates Ireland makes a grand entrance.

Without further ado, the nominees are:


Apres Match presents Election ’82

Bridget & Eamon

Mrs Brown’s Boys

The Rubberbandits’ Guide to 1916

Current Affairs

BBC NI Spotlight: Selling Northern Ireland

Claire Byrne Live – Leaders Debate

The People’s Debate

RTE Investigates Standards in Public Office

Documentary Series

1916 The Irish Rebellion

Bas Na Saoirse


The Joy

Documentary Single

Children of the Revolution

I Am Immigrant

I Am Traveller

Ireland’s Great Wealth Divide

The Story of Yes


50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy

Brendan O’Connor’s Cutting Edge

The Imelda May Show

The Seven O’Clock Show


Creedon’s Wild Atlantic Way

Daniel and Majella’s B&B Road Trip

Ear to the Ground

The Guards

Live Event

Big Week on the Farm


Laochra 1916 GAA Commemoration

The State Commemoration of the 1916 Rising


BBC Newsline: Brexit Special

RTE Six One News – Paris Terror Attacks

TG4 Nuacht

TV3 News Special – Brexit

UTV Ireland Live News @ 5:30 – Brexit Special

Reality & Constructed Factual

First Dates Ireland

Operation Transformation

Rugby’s Wheelchair Challenge

Toughest Place to Be

Specialist Factual

A Fanatic Heart: Bob Geldof on WB Yeats


Crainn na hEireann

Wild Cities – Galway


All Ireland Day

Apres Match of the Day

Hidden Ireland: rugby and Concussion

Road to Rio

Soap/Continuing Drama

Fair City

Red Rock

Ros na Run

Male Performance

Sean Mahon – Red Rock

Brendan O Carroll – Mrs. Brown’s Boys

Patrick Ryan – Red Rock

Karl Shiels – Fair City

Chris Tordoff – Hardy Bucks

Female Performance

Sharon Horgan – Catastrophe

Andrea Irvine – Red Rock

Jane McGrath – Red Rock

Aisling O’Neill – Fair City

Jennifer Zamparelli – Bridget and Eamon

Animation – Children’s & Young People’s

Danger Mouse

The Day Henry Met

Lily’s Driftwood Bay

Peter Rabbit: The Tale Of The Unexpected Discovery

Children’s & Young People’s – Live Action

1916 Challenge


My Life Champion of the World

Out and About

Irish Language

An Klondike


Fleadh TV

Ros na Run

Director Soap/Comedy

Jason Butler – Bridget and Eamon

Diarmuid Goggins – Red Rock

Lisa Mulcahy – Red Rock

Louise Ní Fhiannachta – Eipic

Writer – Soap /Comedy

Jason Butler, Jennifer Zamparelli, Bernard O’Shea – Bridget and Eamon

Sharon Horgan – Catastrophe

Brendan O’Carroll – Mrs Browns Boys

Paul Walker – Red Rock

Camera TV

Colm Hogan – 1916 The Irish Rebellion

Paddy Jordan – Death of a Son – The Killing of Michael Dwyer

Alistair Neely – Voices ’16

Michael O’Donovan – These Walls Can Talk

Director TV

Darragh Byrne – My Homeless Family

Gerry Hoban Ireland’s Great Wealth Divide

Máire Kearney – Life Before the Rising

Gerry Nelson – Wild Cities Dublin

Editing TV

Jamie Fitzpatrick – Wild Cities – Galway

Derek Holland – A Fanatic Heart: Geldof on Yeats

Iseult Howlett – I Am Immigrant

Una Ní Dhonghaile – Invisible Man

Sound TV

1916 Irish Rebellion

Danger Mouse

Deoch an Dorais


The awards will take place in Dublin on Friday October 7.