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Hunger leads IFTA nominations

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Hunger leads IFTA nominations

Steve McQueen’s Hunger [+see also:
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continued its dream kudos run, picking up eight nominations across various categories in the 6th annual Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTAs).

32A [+see also:
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, The Escapist [+see also:
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, Kisses [+see also:
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, Hunger and A Film With Me In It will vie for the Best Feature Film award. Lance Daly (Kisses [+see also:
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), Martin McDonagh (In Bruges [+see also:
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) and Declan Recks (Eden [+see also:
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) are in the running for both Director Film and Script Film. Ian Fitzgibbon (A Film With Me In It) is the other Director nominee while Enda Walsh (Hunger) and Mark Doherty (A Film With Me In It) are the other Script nominees.

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In the Actor In a Lead Role category, Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson are nominated for In Bruges with Michael Fassbender (Hunger) and Dylan Moran (A Film With Me In It) being the other nominees. Jenn Murray (Dorothy), Kelly O’Neill (Kisses), Saoirse Ronan (City Of Ember) and Eileen Walsh (Eden) are the Actress In a Lead Role nominees.

Liam Cunningham and Stuart Graham (Hunger) are nominated for Actor In a Supporting Role with Peter O’Toole (Dean Spanley [+see also:
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) and Gerard McSorley (Anton) being the other nominees. Sarah Bolger (The Spiderwick Chronicles), Lesley Conroy (Eden), Saoirse Ronan (Death Defying Acts [+see also:
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) and Ger Ryan (Dorothy) are nominated for Actress In a Supporting Role.

The new Feature Documentary category sees Dambé - The Mali Project, Gabriel Byrne - Stories from Home, Saviours, Seaview and Waveriders as nominees. Hunger was also nominated in the Music, Production Design and Sound categories.

IFTA CEO Aine said, “Ireland has a fantastic resource of creative talent and 2008 has been another strong year of world-class Irish production across a very interesting mix of genres and styles.”

The ceremony will take place on February 14.

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