Friday 20 July 2018

'Young Offenders' picks up most Ifta nods

‘The Young Offenders’ Chris Walley (left) and Alex Murphy. Photo: Miki Barlok
‘The Young Offenders’ Chris Walley (left) and Alex Murphy. Photo: Miki Barlok

Ian Begley

'The Young Offenders' comedy series has picked up the most nominations for the Ifta Television Awards this year.

The Cork-based series bagged seven nods, including best comedy, male performance for Chris Walley, female performance for Hilary Rose and best director and writer for Peter Foott.

The coming-of-age series 'Can't Cope Won't Cope' received four nominations while 'Mrs Brown's Boys' and 'Bridget & Eamon' have two nominations each.

'Red Rock' actress Cathy Belton has also been nominated for a best actress award alongside Sharon Horgan for 'Catastrophe', Seána Kerslake for 'Can't Cope Won't Cope' and Saoirse-Monica Jackson in 'Derry Girls'.

'Sunday Independent' journalist Brendan O'Connor's 'Cutting Edge' was listed among 'Dancing with the Stars', 'Ireland's Got Talent' and 'The Tommy Tiernan Show' in the entertainment category.

RTÉ's 'Big Week on the Farm' and 'Storm Ophelia: A 3 News Special' were among those nominated in the Live categories.

Seána Kerslake in ‘Can’t Cope Won’t Cope’. Photo: Naomi Gaffey
Seána Kerslake in ‘Can’t Cope Won’t Cope’. Photo: Naomi Gaffey

The ceremony will be in Dublin later this month.

Irish Independent

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