Irish Academy Awards: The 2022 IFTA Nominations


Belfast and An Cailín Ciúin lead the nominations for the 2022 Irish Academy Awards. Both films have scored 10 nods each, while Who We Love, Swan Song and You Are Not My Mother have 6 nominations. Break-out hit, Deadly Cuts was next having achieved 5 nominations. 
 
Movies In Focus has made no secret about my love of Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast and I’m thrilled to see wee Jude Hill score a nomination for Lead Actor. It’s also nice to see Ciarán Hinds, Jamie Dornan and Caitríona Balfe nominated too. The Belfast Cowboy himself, Van Morrison has managed to get a nod also. Niamh Algar bagged a Lead Actress nomination for Prano Bailey-Bond’s excellent Censor.
 
Nominations were shortlisted by Irish Academy members and a specialist jury panel of industry experts. Winners will be announced in both a virtual event on March 12th 2022 and a physical event in April 2022. 
Check out all the nominations below…

BEST FILM 

  • An Cailín Ciúin 
  • Belfast 
  • Deadly Cuts 
  • Swan Song 
  • Who We Love 
  • You Are Not My Mother 

BEST DIRECTOR – FILM

  • Benjamin Cleary – Swan Song 
  • Colm Bairéad – An Cailín Ciúin 
  • Graham Cantwell – Who We Love 
  • Kate Dolan – You Are Not My Mother 
  • Kenneth Branagh – Belfast 

BEST SCRIPT – FILM 

  • Kenneth Branagh – Belfast 
  • Philip Doherty – Redemption of a Rogue 
  • Benjamin Cleary – Swan Song 
  • Graham Cantwell & Katie McNeice – Who We Love 
  • Kate Dolan – You Are Not My Mother 

LEAD ACTOR – FILM 

  • Aaron Monaghan – Redemption of a Rogue 
  • Dónall Ó Héalai – Foscadh 
  • Jude Hill – Belfast 
  • Moe Dunford – Nightride 
  • Peter Coonan – Doineann 

LEAD ACTRESS – FILM 

  • Angeline Ball – Deadly Cuts 
  • Catherine Clinch – An Cailín Ciúin 
  • Gemma-Leah Devereux – The Bright Side 
  • Hazel Doupe – You Are Not My Mother 
  • Niamh Algar – Censor 

SUPPORTING ACTOR – FILM 

  • Ciarán Hinds – Belfast 
  • Cillian O Gairbhí – Foscadh 
  • Dean Quinn – Who We Love 
  • Jamie Dornan – Belfast 
  • Tom Vaughan-Lawlor – The Bright Side 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS – FILM 

  • Amy-Joyce Hastings – Who We Love 
  • Caitríona Balfe – Belfast 
  • Carrie Crowley – An Cailín Ciúin 
  • Jessie Buckley – The Lost Daughter 
  • Ruth Negga – Passing 

THE GEORGE MORRISON FEATURE DOCUMENTARY AWARD 

  • Castro’s Spies 
  • Love Yourself Today 
  • Lyra 
  • Pure Grit 
  • The Dance 
  • Young Plato 

SHORT FILM 

  • A White Horse 
  • Best Foot Forward 
  • Debutante 
  • Harvest 
  • Nothing to Declare
  • Scrap 
  • Ship of Souls 
  • Silence 
  • The Colour Between 
  • The Passion 

SHORT ANIMATION 

  • Bardo Da Humbug 
  • Fall of the Ibis 
  • King 
  • Memento Mori 

BEST DRAMA 

  • Hidden Assets 
  • Kin 
  • Smother 
  • Vikings Valhalla 

BEST DIRECTOR – DRAMA 

  • Ciaran Donnelly – The Wheel of Time 
  • Dathaí Keane – Smother 
  • Diarmuid Goggins – Kin 
  • Hannah Quinn – Vikings: Valhalla 
  • Lisa Mulcahy – Ridley Road 

BEST SCRIPT – DRAMA 

  • Declan Croghan – Vikings: Valhalla 
  • Kate O’Riordan – Smother 
  • Morna Regan – Hidden Assets 
  • Peter McKenna – Hidden Assets 
  • Peter McKenna – Kin 

BEST LEAD ACTOR – DRAMA 

  • Aidan Gillen – Kin 
  • Jimmy Nesbitt – Stay Close 
  • Liam Cunningham – Domina 
  • Sam Keeley – Kin 

BEST LEAD ACTRESS – DRAMA 

  • Angeline Ball – Hidden Assets 
  • Clare Dunne – Kin 
  • Dervla Kirwan – Smother
  • Niamh Algar – Deceit 
  • Sinead Keenan – Three Families 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – DRAMA 

  • Andrew Scott – The Pursuit of Love 
  • Ciaran Hinds – Kin 
  • Emmet J Scanlan – Kin 
  • Owen McDonnell – Three Families 
  • Peter Coonan – Hidden Assets 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – DRAMA 

  • Cathy Belton – Hidden Assets 
  • Justine Mitchell – Smother 
  • Lola Petticrew – Three Families 
  • Maria Doyle-Kennedy – Kin 
  • Simone Kirby – Hidden Assets 

BEST ORIGINAL MUSIC 

  • David Holmes – Kin 
  • Die Hexen – You Are Not My Mother 
  • Joseph Conlan – Who We Love 
  • Stephen Rennicks – An Cailín Ciúin 
  • Van Morrison – Belfast