LIVE: Red carpet arrivals at the 2017 IFTAs
The red carpet has been rolled out at the Mansion House in Dublin for the 2017 IFTAs.
The 2017 Irish Film & Drama Awards Ceremony sees 29 awards up for grabs and 500 guests in attendance
Comedian Deirdre O'Kane will be MC, with help from some familiar faces.
Among those guest-presenting will be RTE's Miriam alongside Dancing With The Stars finalist Denise and Amy Huberman, whose RTE hit series Striking Out has been tipped for an award.
Also taking to the stage to hand out a coveted trophy will be James Nesbitt and Colm Meaney alongside Patrick Bergin as well as Love/Hate's Aoibhinn McGinnity and Peter Coonan.
The event will be recorded by RTE, but the programme will not be aired until Tuesday. Last year's event was filmed by TV3.
Asked how she felt about presenting the ceremony, Deirdre said she "loved" doing it last year and betrayed few signs of nerves about the task ahead.
"The more you know that beast, the more you can do it," she said.
"It's a tough room, it's an industry room.
"But, look, I'm all over that industry because I have a finger in every single part of it, from producing to film and TV and then I can host it because I'm a comic.
"I'm not nervous, I'm excited about it."
Also up for awards are Colin Farrell for Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them and Jamie Dornan for The Siege Of Jadotville. Oscar nominee Ruth Negga has been nominated for her lead role in Loving, while Seana Kerslake has been given the nod for A Date For Mad Mary.
Harry Potter's Michael Gambon will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.