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IFTA Awards 2023: Full list of winners

Congratulations to the nominees and winners of the IFTA Awards hosted by the Irish Film & Television Academy, which will air tonight on RTÉ tonight. The 20th Anniversary of the IFTAs was a star-studded affair with host Deirdre O’Kane at the helm. The evening featured appearances by high-profile Irish and international guest presenters representing the very best in world-class filmmaking.

The Banshees of Inisherin won Best Film 2023 with Stephen Rea winning Best Actor in a Drama for his role in The English.

Emmy nominated director Aoife McArdle was announced as the 2023 Fís Éireann / Screen Ireland Rising Star for her work on Apple TV’s hit series, Severence.

Best Actress Film was awarded to Bríd Ní Neachtain for her role in Róise & Frank with Kerry Condon winning for Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in The Banshees of Inisherin. Paul Mescal won the Actor in a Lead Role - Film award for his moving performance in Aftersun.

Actress in a Lead Role - Drama was awarded to Sharon Horgan for Bad SistersBad Sisters was the big winner across the evening, winning Best Drama plus Best Director Drama for Dearbhla Walsh and Actress in a Supporting Role - Drama, which was awarded to Ann Marie Duff for her powerful performance in the series.

Actor in a Supporting Role - Film was awarded to Brendan Gleeson for his iconic performance in The Banshees of Inisherin with Actor in a Supporting Role - Drama awarded to Ciarán Hinds for his wonderful work in The Dry.

Frank Berry won two awards on the night, Best Director and Best Script Award for his film Aisha. Lisa McGee won the Award for Best Script - Drama for her celebrated work on Derry Girls.

The Academy Award winning film All Quiet on the Western Front won the Award for International Film with Austin Butler winning the Award for International Actor for his leading role as the iconic Elvis. The International Actress Award went to Cate Blanchett for her performance in Tár.

Jim Sheridan presented renowned veteran Costume Designer Joan Bergin with the Irish Academy's Industry Lifetime Achievement Award, for her outstanding contribution to the Irish and international screen industry, across both film and television.

The George Morrison Feature Documentary Award went to Nothing Compares with Best Cinematography awarded to Piers McGrail for It Is In Us All. Best Live Action Short was awarded to the terrific Oscar winning short An Irish Goodbyewhile Soft Tissue won Best Animated Short.

 The Award for Best Editing went to Jonathan Redmond and Matt Villa for their combined work on Elvis. Best Hair & Make-Up was awarded to Joe Whelan and Tom McInerney for Vikings: Valhalla with Best Production Design going to Tamara Conboy for Aisha.

Best Sound was awarded to Aza Hand, Alan Scully and Adrian Conway for The Sparrow. Best Original Score was awarded to Sarah Lynch for her work in The Dry with Best Costume Design awarded to Consolata Boyle for Enola Holmes 2.

Donal Nolan won Best VFX for The Women King.


The IFTA Awards is funded by Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, and also supported by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and RTÉ Television.





Best Film

The Banshees of Inisherin


Best Drama

Bad Sisters


Best International Film

All Quiet on the Western Front


George Morrison Feature Documentary

Nothing Compares


Actor in a Lead Role – Film - 2023

Paul Mescal - Aftersun


Actress in a Lead Role – Film

Bríd Ní Neachtain - Róise & Frank


Actress in a Supporting Role – Film

Kerry Condon - The Banshees of Inisherin


Actor in a Supporting Role – Film - 2023

Brendan Gleeson - The Banshees of Inisherin


Director Film

Frank Berry – Aisha


Actor in a Lead Role – Drama

Stephen Rea - The English


Actress in a Lead Role – Drama

Sharon Horgan - Bad Sisters


Actor in a Supporting Role – Drama

Ciarán Hinds - The Dry


Actress in a Supporting Role – Drama

Ann Marie Duff – Bad Sisters


Best Script Film

Frank Berry – Aisha


The Irish Academy's Industry Lifetime Achievement Award

Costume Designer Joan Bergin  


Director Drama

Dearbhla Walsh - Bad Sisters


Best Script – Drama

Lisa McGee – Derry Girls


International Actor

Austin Butler - Elvis


International Actress

Cate Blanchett - Tár


Screen Ireland Rising Star – 2023

Aoife McArdle - Director


Best Live Action Short

An Irish Goodbye


Best Animated Short

Soft Tissue


Best Hair & Make-Up

Joe Whelan, Tom McInerney - Vikings: Valhalla


Best Cinematography

Piers McGrail – It Is In Us All


Best Editing

Jonathan Redmond, Matt Villa - Elvis


Best Production Design

Tamara Conboy - Aisha


Best Sound

Aza Hand, Alan Scully, Adrian Conway - The Sparrow


Best Original Score

Sarah Lynch - The Dry


Best Costume Design

Consolata Boyle – Enola Holmes 2


Best VFX

Donal Nolan – The Women King