Pat Kenny was the Lifetime Achievement recipient at last night's gala affair in Dublin.
It’s been a momentous week for Pat Kenny with the launch of his and Colette Fitzpatrick’s TV3 current affairs show – a healthy 470,000 viewers tuned in over the course of the hour – and a Lifetime Achievement Award at the IFTA TV Awards, which were helmed in Dublin’s DoubleTree hotel by Amanda Byram.
Last night’s other big double-whammy winner was Sharon Horgan who picked up Female Performance and Soap & Comedy Writer gongs.
Male Performance went to Brendan O’Carroll for Mrs. Brown’s Boys while Bob Geldof’s brilliant BBC co-produced tribute to W.B. Yeats, A Fanatic Heart, won Specialist Factual.
There was also much deserved recognition for Red Rock (Soap & Continuing Drama), Bridget & Eamon (Comedy) and An Klondike (Irish Language).
Here’s the full list of those thanking Mum, Dad, God and Ireland:
Sharon Horgan - Catastrophe
Brendan O’Carroll – Mrs. Brown’s Boys
Reality & Constructed Factual
First Dates Ireland - Coco Television
I Am Immigrant - Motive Television
Brendan O’Connor’s Cutting Edge
Daniel & Majella’s B&B Road Trip
RTÉ Investigates - Standards in Public Office
Children & Young People’s
My Life Champion of the World - Tyrone Productions
The Day Henry Met - Wiggleywoo Ltd
Bridget & Eamon
An Klondike - Abú Media
Soap & Comedy Writer
Sharon Horgan -Catastrophe
Úna Ní Dhonghaile - An Innocent Man
Deoch an Dorais - Dean Jones, Colm O’Rourke and John Brennan
Michael O’Donovan - These Walls Can Talk
Soap & Comedy Director -
Jason Butler - Bridget & Eamon
Gerry Nelson - Wild Cities
1916: The Irish Rebellion - COCO Television
Gala TV Rising star
Hidden Impact: Rugby & Concussion - Wildfire Films
Ireland Live News @ 5:30 - Brexit Special - UTV
A Fanatic Heart: Bob Geldof on W.B. Yeats
Centenary - RTÉ
Soap & Continuing Drama
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