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Wednesday 23 July 2014

Double win for Jamie Dornan for outstanding performance in hit thriller 'The Fall'

Laura Butler and Kirsty Blake Knox

Published 05/04/2014|21:55

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The Irish Film & Television Academy awards 2014 (IFTA) at DoubleTree by Hilton Dublin Hotel, Dublin, Ireland - 05.04.14. Pictures: G. McDonnell / Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** David Rawl (Best Entertainment, Moone Boy)
The Irish Film & Television Academy awards 2014 (IFTA) at DoubleTree by Hilton Dublin Hotel, Dublin, Ireland - 05.04.14. Pictures: G. McDonnell / Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM *** Local Caption *** David Rawl (Best Entertainment, Moone Boy)

It was a double win for Jamie Dornan who picked up the Best Actor for his role in 'The Fall' and the Best Rising Actor gong.

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BBC thriller 'The Fall' usurped 'Love/ Hate' as Best Drama and also took home Best Original Score.

Stuart Carolan creator of RTE gangland drama 'Love/ Hate' received his fourth IFTA for Best Writer in TV Drama.

Peter Coonan got Best Supporting Actor for his depiction of toothless gangster 'Fran the Man' .

"I'm delighted I wasn't expecting it at all. I'll celebrate with a big glass of water," he said wryly. "The last award I won was in college and I broke it so I'll be taking good care of this one."

Best Actress in TV went to Eva Thirthistle for her emotive performance in 'Amber'.

Ian Fitzgibbon won the Best Director award for 'Moone Boy' which also picked up the Best Entertainment award. "I'm so happy I think I'll explode," young actor David Rawle exclaimed.

Reality TV Show went to weight loss show 'Operation Transformation'. "I'm delighted to be here and delighted the team's effort," host Kathryn Thomas said. "Now I can enjoy the rest of the party."

President Michael D Higgins picked up an honorary award for Outstanding Contribution to the film and TV industry.

"The Irish film and TV industry is standing up in the international field but with integrity."

Saoirse Ronan picked up the award for Best Actress in a lead role for vampire flick 'Byzantium' but was unable to attend the ceremony as she is currently shooting 'Brooklyn' in Enniscorthy.

Saoirse's father Paul Ronan, who has recently been spotted on the 'Love/ Hate' set collected the award on her behalf.

Brendan Gleeson went head to head with his son Domhnall in the Best Actor category but there could only be one winner - and dad Brendan took home the award for his stunning performance in 'Calvary'.

"This feels very odd," Gleeson said. "It's a strange dynamic - it's like referring your own side in a friendly game. But it's a celebratory thing but I'm going to give him a hug backstage to make him feel better."

'Calvary' also took home the Best Film Award beating popular comedy 'The Stag' and 'Run and Jump'.

'Philomena' picked up several awards including Best International Film and the Best International Actress award going to Dame Judi Dench.

Michael Fassbender won Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Steve McQueen's '12 Years a Slave'.

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