Monday 18 December 2017

#TBT: The glory days of the TV Now Awards

Kathryn Thomas and Daithi O Se at the 2008 TV Now Awards
Kathryn Thomas and Daithi O Se at the 2008 TV Now Awards
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

The TV Now Awards might have only lasted for four years, but they will live on forever in our hearts.

The deliciously Celtic Tiger red carpet ceremony - which was run in association with the popular TV Now magazine - summed up the style and excess of the 2006 to 2010 era and quickly became one of the hottest tickets in town. It was an annual gathering of famous faces from Ireland and the UK (namely a pre-makeover Michelle Keegan) to bask in their success on the small screen at Dublin's Mansion House.

It was a time of sequins, chiffon dresses and Lucy Kennedy (who we love, for the record) outdoing herself every single year. This week, we rooted through the archives to relive the glory days of the TV Now Awards. RIP.

Check out the gallery, below:

(L to R) Rosanna Davison in 2009; Grainne and Sile Seoige in 2007 and Anne Doyle in 2009
(L to R) Rosanna Davison in 2009; Grainne and Sile Seoige in 2007 and Anne Doyle in 2009
TV Now Awards 2007: Rosanna and her now-husband Wesley Quirke made on of their earlier red carpet appearances.
TV Now Awards 2009: Rosanna Davison's daring look made for one of the most memorable red carpet moments of the noughties...
...and the back.
TV Now Awards 2008: Then in full 'Wesanna' media mode, Rosanna and Wes stood out for wearing classic black.
TV Now Awards 2010: Rosanna's embellished mini dress was fun and flirty - perfect for a youthful red carpet event in 2010.
TV Now Awards 2009: Lorraine Keane's no holds barred style was simply unforgettable.
TV Now Awards 2007: Lorraine Keane pulled an Andrea in this striped maxi dress.
TV Now Awards 2009: Anne Doyle can wear whatever she wants because she's Anne Doyle.
TV Now Awards 2007: Riding high on small screen fame, Sile and Grainne Seoige's 2007 choices will go down in Irish red carpet history.
TV Now Awards 2007: Kathryn Thomas' silver strappy sandals and matching clutch stole the show.
TV Now Awards 2008: The first known photo of Kathryn Thomas and her signature red carpet pose.
TV Now Awards 2010: One of the original influencers - Kathryn's hred dress proved so popular, it flew off the shelves immediately after.
TV Now Awards 2010: Sonya Lennon showed she's never played by anybody else's style rules. And keeps winning.
TV Now Awards 2009: Thank you Emma, for this pink embellished satin gown.
TV Now Awards 2007: Emma O'Driscoll and her silk patterned gown were 2007 fashion at its height.
TV Now Awards 2008: If it ain't broke, don't fix it Emma.
TV Now Awards 2010: Emma changed it up altogether and her risk paid off.
TV Now Awards 2009: Lucy Kennedy's purple centric outfit was just one of many of her iconic TV Now looks.
TV Now Awards 2007: Lucy Kennedy kept it up in this black and white polka dot gown and thick red belt.
TV Now Awards 2006: Lucy Kennedy brought her red carpet A-game from the get-go and we applaud her for it.
TV Now Awards 2009: Grainne, in a frilled polka dot dress, and Sile brought their 2009 A-game.
TV Now Awards 2009: Michelle Keegan led the mini dress brigade in this orange number.
TV Now Awards 2010: It was before her post-Coronation Street makeover, but in Michelle Keegan's defence, this mini drape dress was all the rage.
TV Now Awards 2009: Taking a leaf out of Rosanna's book, Leigh Arnold, then riding hide on The Clinic fame, opted for a black jumpsuit and 2009's signature accessory - a chunky turquoise statement necklace.
TV Now Awards 2007: Michelle Doherty went for the sultry siren look.
TV Now Awards 2006: Claire Byrne's red dress (and hairband) was bang on trend at the time.
TV Now Awards 2008: Claire Byrne was the lady in red again.
TV Now Awards 2006: Andrea Roche wore an interesting, colourful, striped gown.
TV Now Awards 2009: This time around, Andrea Roche opted for a more classic look.
TV Now Awards 2007: Two years later, we revisit the Xpose hosts.
TV Now Awards 2008: Brian Ormond and Pippa O'Connor let the world know they were a power couple to be reckoned with.
TV Now Awards 2010: Witness the beginning of Pippa O'Connor's style-volution which ended with her turning into a fashion powerhouse.
TV Now Awards 2009: Xpose hosts (L-R) Karen Koster, Glenda Gilson, Lisa Cannon, Sybil Mulcahy and Aisling O'Loughlin each brought their unique style to the red carpet.
TV Now Awards 2009: Lisa Cannon's bust-boosting red dress was strikingly similar to her blue gown from the 2015 VIP Style Awards.
TV Now Awards 2010: Lisa changed it up in a memorable metallic mini.
TV Now Awards 2009: Then living in Dublin after finding fame again on RTE's You're A Star, Michelle Heaton acessorised her yellow bandeau dress with bling-tastic jewellery.
TV Now Awards 2010: Jean Byrne's signature style began to shine through.
TV Now Awards 2010: After Seoige was scrapped, Sile and Grainne made a lasting impression with a joint red carpet appearance.
TV Now Awards 2010: Before Eurovision, before panto and right after the X Factor, identical twins from Dublin were making waves in media.

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