Seven ITFA nominations for Brooklyn

By Esther Hayden

Published 23/03/2016 | 00:00

Brooklyn is anchored by a tour de force performance from Saoirse Ronan.
Brooklyn is anchored by a tour de force performance from Saoirse Ronan.

HIt film Brooklyn scooped seven IFTA (Irish Film and Television Awards) nominations last week.

The IFTAs are one of the biggest nights of the year for the Irish film industry acknowledging and rewarding the industry's great work and achievements of Irish Cinema.

Brooklyn is up for Best Film facing competition from My Name is Emily, Room, Sing Street, Viva, The Survivalist, Pursuit, The Callback Queen, Get up and Go, The Lobster, Moscow Never Sleeps and Price of Desire.

Carlow actress Saoirse Ronan has been nominated for the Best Actress award alongside Orla Brady's turn in The Price of Desire; Eva Birthistle who performs in Swansong; Evanna Lynch's road trip in My Name is Emily and Ruth Bradley in the modern day Irish myth Pursuit.

Nominee Actors in Supporting Roles in Film are Domhnall Gleeson for Brooklyn, Michael Smiley for My Name is Emily; Owen Roe for Pursuit, Jack Reynor for Sing Street and Sean T O Meallaigh who is nominated for The Callback Queen.

Jane Brennan is nominated for Supporting Actress in Film and director John Crowley has also been nominated for the Best Director award. Brooklyn is also nominated for the VSX award and the Best Hair and Makeup.The awards take place on April 9.

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