Northern Ireland

IFTA wins for The Banshees of Inisherin and Bad Sisters

The Banshees Of Inisherin stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson
The Banshees Of Inisherin stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson The Banshees Of Inisherin stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson

THE Banshees of Inisherin and television series Bad Sisters were among the big winners at this year's Irish Film and Television Awards.

The event in Dublin also saw the short film An Irish Goodbye, starring Seamus O'Hara and James Martins, complete a remarkable treble of IFTA, Oscar and BAFTA wins.

The IFTA ceremony in Dublin on Sunday night saw Martin McDonagh’s movie take home the best film accolade, while Brendan Gleeson won best supporting actor for his role as Colm.

Kerry Condon also won best supporting actress for her performance in the nine-time Oscar nominated film.

It comes just months after Martin McDonagh’s dark comedy, hailed as the most Oscar-nominated Irish film ever, failed to secure any wins at the Academy Awards.

The ceremony also saw Patrick Kielty on the red carpet discussing speculation he is set to take over as host of The Late Late Show.

Paul Mescal won lead actor for his Oscar-nominated performance in Aftersun, while Bríd Ní Neachtain picked up the lead actress accolade for Róise & Frank.

One the small screen, it was the TV series Bad Sisters that was the big winner.

Sharon Horgan won the lead actress in a drama award, while Anne-Marie Duff secured the supporting actress gong, both for their roles in the black comedy series. Dearbhla Walsh won the best director award.

Ciarán Hinds won best supporting actor in a drama for his performance in The Dry's and Sarah Lynch took home the original music award for her work on the series.

The IFTA for best drama script went to Lisa McGee for the Derry Girls: The Agreement episode, while the coveted rising star award went to Omagh native, Aoife McArdle, for her work co-directing the smash hit Apple TV series, Severance, with Ben Stiller.

Veteran costume designer Joan Bergin was presented with the Irish Academy’s industry lifetime achievement award for her outstanding contribution to the Irish and international film and television industry over four decades.