Winners, celebrities, stars, style and drama at IFTA tonight

A disfigured boy finds it difficult to integrate into a regular school. Drama, starring Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.

The IFTA Film and Drama Awards 2022

Virgin Media One, 8:30 p.m.

Coverage of this year’s virtual ceremony, with six films nominated for Best Picture, which was won by Wolfwalkers in 2021.

Fresh off his recent shoot on a fantasy epic Dungeons & Dragons who shot in Ireland, star trek and wonder woman main man Chris Pine will announce the Best Picture winner, while Derry Girls and Bridgerton Star Nicola Coughlan will present the coveted IFTA Screen Ireland Rising Star Award, which she won last year. Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Moore will present the George Morrison Feature Documentary Award on Saturday, and Marvel’s Daredevil itself, Charlie Cox, who spent much of the filming in Dublin, will present the Lead Actress – Film Award. Derry-born, Emmy-nominated actress/producer and Hollywood Walk of Fame recipient Roma Downey will be on hand to announce the winner of the Best Drama category.

Gabriel Byrne and Colin Farrell will present the Director – Film and Supporting Actress – Film awards respectively, while actress Victoria Smurfit, currently filming the second season of blood landswill announce the winner of the Actor in a Supporting Role – Drama category, with the legendary Liam Cunningham presenting the award for Best Actress in a Dramatic Supporting Role while the iconic Fionnula Flanagan will present the award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture .

The young stars of BelfastJude Hill, Lewis McAskie and Lara McDonnell came together to present the award for Best Animated Short, with IFTA-winning actor John Connors announcing the winner of the Best Drama Screenplay category, while Most Famous Son from Boyle, Chris O’Dowd, joins from Atlanta to reveal the winner of the Lead Actress – Drama category.

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

RTÉ2, 9:30 p.m.

An outlaw English nobleman recruits a group of bandits to fight for justice and protect the oppressed. Action adventure starring Kevin Costner, Alan Rickman and Morgan Freeman.


TG4, 10:05 p.m.

Thriller directed by Oliver Stone and starring Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman and Jack Lemmon. New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there is more to the Kennedy assassination than official history.


United Rugby Championship: Vodacom bulls v Munster (kick-off 2:05 p.m., TG4). Rugby Six Nations: Italy v Scotland(ko 2:15 p.m., Virgin Media One); England v Ireland (ko 4:45 p.m., RTE2). GAA: first division of the football league: Kerry v mayothrow-in 7:30 p.m., RTÉ2).


An tSraith NáisiúntaR na G, 7 p.m.: GAA Live Commentary as Gaeilge, as Kerry takes on Mayo at Austin Stack Park, in the fifth round of the National Football League.

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