CORK man Graham Norton leads Irish hopes at this year’s BAFTA awards after landing two nominations for best entertainment programme and best entertainment performance.
BBC drama Ripper Street, which is shot in Dublin with a largely Irish cast and crew, is nominated in the best drama category.
Declan Lowney, who has previously worked as a director on Father Ted, is nominated for ‘Mr Stink’ in the Comedy Programme category.
The Aisling Walsh directed ‘Room at the top’ is nominated in the best mini-series category.
Meanwhile there is Irish interest current affairs category with the IFTA nominated ‘The Shame Of The Catholic Church’, which was produced by Sam Collyns, Alison Milar, Darragh MacIntyre and Seamus McCracken.