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Killarney actress Jessie Buckley received three IFTA nominations this week

Killarney actress Jessie Buckley received three IFTA nominations this week

Killarney actress Jessie Buckley received three IFTA nominations this week

After the stellar last few years that Killarney actress Jessie Buckley has had, we can't really keep describing her as a 'rising' star anymore.

No, it's safe to say that the young actress has established herself as the fully-fledged star that her talent and hard work ensured she would become.

Evidence of Jessie's stardom being recognised came late last week when it was revealed that the 30-year-old had picked up three IFTA nominations.

The first of these three saw Jessie nominated in the 'Actress in a Leading Role' category for her stellar lead role in the fantastic country-and-western underdog musical story film 'Wild Rose', which is currently available to watch on Amazon Prime.

Jessie will be up against the likes of Saoirse Ronan (Little Women) and Sarah Greene (Rosie) amongst others to nab this award.

As if one nomination was not enough, Jessie's role as Lyudmilla Ignatenko in the HBO smash hit TV show 'Chernobyl' saw her pick up the second award nod in the 'Actress in a Supporting Role Drama' category.

Again, Jessie will be up against some big names here, with actresses such as Niamh Algar (Pure) and Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve) in the mix up as well.

Finally to round off the trio of nominations, Jessie's role in the TV show 'The Woman in White' saw her nominated in the 'Actress in a Leading Role' category.

Here, Jessie will be against Niamh Algar (The Virtues), Caitriona Balfe (Outlander) and Ruth Negga (Preacher) to name but a few.

We are set to see even more of Jessie later this year in the fourth season of the critically acclaimed show Fargo, which is currently in post-production and in which Buckley takes on the role of a character known as Oraetta Mayflower.

The Academy is currently finalising plans for a bespoke virtual 2020 Awards Ceremony scheduled for September, with full details to be announced shortly.

The Academy has also confirmed that, due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will be no physical IFTA Awards Ceremony taking place until April of 2021.

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