Irish men lead the charge at Bafta Awards
A HOST of Irish actors and comedians including Chris O'Dowd, Brendan O'Carroll and Stephen Rea have been nominated for the prestigious 2015 Bafta Awards.
Northern Irish actor James Nesbitt received a nomination in the Leading Actor category for his role in BBC One series 'The Missing' and will go up against 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch, Toby Jones for 'Marvellous' and Jason Watkins who plays the title role in 'The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies'.
Comedian Brendan O'Carroll has been nominated for Best Male Performance In A Comedy Programme for the 'Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas' special.
Boyle native Chris O'Dowd is looking forward to getting his "glad rags out" after 'Moone Boy' made the Best Scripted Comedy short list.
TV presenter Graham Norton, who will host the 2015 awards on May 10, has been nominated for Best Entertainment Performance for 'The Graham Norton Show'.
Norton's BBC chat show picked up a second nomination in the Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme category and will go up against Rob Brydon's 'Would I Lie To You'.
Belfast-born actor Stephen Rea has been nominated for his supporting role in political thriller 'The Honourable Woman'.