IFTA’s 2024

IFTA 2024

The 21st annual IFTA Awards take place tonight at the Dublin Royal Convention Centre, with the ceremony hosted for the first time by Emmy-winning broadcaster Baz Ashmawy. Ireland’s biggest stars like Paul Mescal, Andrew Scott, Saoirse Ronan, Cillian Murphy, Pierce Brosnan and Sharon Horgan to name a few are set to appear on the red carpet. Check out the full list of nominees across 28 categories in Film and Drama below.

IFTA 2024 Nominees

SUGAR #1 on Apple TV+

Colin Farrell

BANSHEES OF INISHERIN star Colin Farrell’s new Apple TV show SUGAR is now the most watched show on the streaming platform. The plot revolves around John Sugar, an outgoing detective, known for his kindness and patience. With a luxurious lifestyle and a perfect job for him, he finds himself at a crossroads when summoned by a prestigious film producer. Three episodes of SUGAR are available now while new episodes will be added on successive Fridays.

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KIN on Netflix May 1

Ciaran Hinds

Hard-hitting Irish crime drama KIN, described as “the best Irish drama series in years”, will begin streaming on Netflix from May 1. The show, which won four Irish Film and Television Awards in 2022, initially aired on Irish channel RTÉ in 2021, for series one, and in 2023, for series two. KIN stars a plethora of Irish acting talent including Ciaran Hinds (BELFAST), Clare Dunne, Emmett J. Scanlan (FOOL ME ONCE) and Charlie Cox.

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BODKIN on Netflix May 9

Bodkin,

Set in a fictional Irish town, BODKIN, the new seven-episode Netflix series is a darkly comedic thriller about a motley crew of podcasters (Will Forte, Siobhán Cullen, Robyn Cara) who set out to investigate the mysterious disappearance of three strangers in an idyllic, coastal Irish town. The cast is rounded out by Irish actors David Wilmot, who plays the mysterious Seamus Gallagher, and Chris Walley, who plays Bodkin local Seán O’Shea. Watch this darkly comedic thriller on Netflix starting May 9 via the link below.

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RIPLEY now on Netflix

Andrew Scott

ALL OF US STRANGERS star Andrew Scott is earning rave reviews for his performance in the new Netflix series, RIPLEY, now streaming. Scott brings a hum of sinister energy to the role of Tom Ripley, in a psychological thriller full of suspense from the start. Set in 1961, the show flashes back from that opening scene, and sets up Tom as a small-time grifter in New York City, in a trajectory true to the Patricia Highsmith novel the show is based on. 

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Colin Farrell on SUGAR

Colin Farrell

SUGAR the new Apple TV+ mystery series starring Colin Farrell, understands the moody appeal of the City of Angels. The Southern Californian setting was one of the primary factors that attracted the BANSHEES OF INISHERIN star to the series. Farrell thinks L.A. is the perfect setting for a character like Sugar to explore, since he describes the detective as “a keen observer of human behavior.” “There’s nowhere really more fascinating in so many different ways in the world than this city,” Farrell notes. “It’s so kaleidoscopic.” SUGAR premieres Friday, April 5, on Apple TV+.

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THE BIG DOOR PRIZE Season Two

Chris O'Dowd

Based on M.O. Walsh’s 2020 novel and starring Chris O’Dowd, THE BIG DOOR PRIZE tells the story of a small American town that is forever changed when a mysterious machine appears in the general store, promising to reveal each resident’s true life potential. Season two follows the residents of Deerfield as the machine readies them for the mysterious “next stage.” As everyone’s potentials are exchanged for visions, new relationships form and new questions are asked, as the small town is once again left questioning what they thought they knew about their lives, relationships, potentials, and about the Morpho itself. THE BIG DOOR PRIZE Season Two premieres on Apple TV+ on April 24.

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Nicola Coughlan in BIG MOOD

Nicola Coughlan

DERRY GIRLS and BRIDGERTON star Nicola Coughlan is excellent alongside IT’S A SIN‘s Lydia West in her new sitcom about two millennial best friends. Coughlan plays Maggie with big bombastic take-all-the-energy-in-the-room aplomb while West takes on the classic role of “bestie who has a place of work and doesn’t mind their friend always visiting them there”. But their 10-year friendship is sorely tested when Maggie’s bipolar disorder makes an unwelcome return, pitching her from manic highs to deep lows. BIG MOOD, drops this week (10pm, 28 March, Channel 4).

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