- Film & TV
- 25 Apr 23
The Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) have announced the Rising Star nominees and they include an impressive lineup of Irish talent who have "drive, vision and skill, both in front of and behind the camera."
The Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) announced the Rising Star nominees which showcase the exciting range of talent from Irish creators, artists and storytellers. The announcement is in partnership with Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland.
The lineup of nominees includes director Kathryn Ferguson (Nothing Compares), actor Danielle Galligan (Lakelands), director Aoife McArdle (Severance), actor Daryl McCormack (Bad Sisters, Good Luck To You, Leo Grande) and actor Éanna Hardwicke (Lakelands).
Saoirse Ronan, John Michael McDonagh, Sarah Greene, Domhnall Gleeson, Michael Fassbender, Nicola Coughlan and more are among the previous winners of the Rising Star Award.
The IFTA website stated, “Ireland has recently enjoyed a record-breaking year in terms of film and television production.
“The past year saw Irish directors, writers, producers, cast and crew create world-class stories that have engaged audiences around the globe.”
IFTA and @ScreenIreland announce the 2023 Screen Ireland - IFTA Rising Star 2023: Aoife McArdle, Danielle Galligan, Daryl McCormack, Éanna Hardwicke and Kathryn Ferguson.
Winner announced at The 20th Anniversary IFTA Awards, Sunday May 7th
— Irish Film & Television Academy (IFTA) (@IFTA) April 25, 2023
The Chief Executive of IFTA, Áine Moriarty, said, “These five superb individuals are a true reflection of the brilliant new wave of Irish talent who are proving themselves to be world-class screen professionals.
“This prestigious Award recognises excellence in their skill and achievement and bolsters the next exciting phase of their careers. Congratulations to each of them.”
Désirée Finnegan, Chief Executive of Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, commented, “Screen Ireland is proud to have sponsored the Rising Star category at the IFTAs since 2008 – and the award is an incredible showcase of the new voices and talent making waves across the Irish screen industry.
“Each nominee is being recognised for their drive, vision and skill, both in front of and behind the camera, and we can’t wait to see what they do next.”
Some of the nominees have took to Twitter to share their excitement and gratitude. Ferguson exclaimed "Wow!"
— Kathryn Ferguson (@Kath_Ferguson) April 25, 2023
The 20th Anniversary IFTA Awards will be held on May 7 at the Dublin Royal Convention Centre. The ceremony hosted by Deirdre O'Kane and costume designer Joan Bergin will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.
- Film & TV
- 28 Jun 23