Sharon Horgan wins big at the IFTA TV Awards

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:

Female Performance:

Sharon Horgan - Catastrophe

Male Performance

Brendan O’Carroll – Mrs. Brown’s Boys

Reality & Constructed Factual

First Dates Ireland - Coco Television

Documentary Single:

I Am Immigrant - Motive Television


Brendan O’Connor’s Cutting Edge


Daniel & Majella’s B&B Road Trip

Current Affairs

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

Irish Language:

An Klondike - Abú Media

Soap & Comedy Writer

Sharon Horgan -Catastrophe

TV Editing

Úna Ní Dhonghaile - An Innocent Man

TV Sound

Deoch an Dorais - Dean Jones, Colm O’Rourke and John Brennan

TV Camera

Michael O’Donovan - These Walls Can Talk

Soap & Comedy Director -

Jason Butler - Bridget & Eamon

TV Director

Gerry Nelson - Wild Cities

Documentary Series:

1916: The Irish Rebellion - COCO Television

Gala TV Rising star

Al Porter


Hidden Impact: Rugby & Concussion - Wildfire Films


Ireland Live News @ 5:30 - Brexit Special - UTV

Specialist Factual

A Fanatic Heart: Bob Geldof on W.B. Yeats

Live Event:

Centenary - RTÉ

Soap & Continuing Drama

Red Rock


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