Jessie Buckley and Niamh Algar among nominees for Irish Film and TV Awards

Actor Jessie Buckley has been nominated for the recent film Wild Rose and the series The Woman in White and Chernobyl.

Jessie Buckley, who played an authentic Glasgow single mother determined to embark on a singing career in Wild Rose.

By Donald Clarke

Actor Jessie Buckley has been nominated for the recent film Wild Rose, which was set in Glasgow, and the series The Woman in White and Chernobyl.

The Irish Film and Television Academy (Ifta) has announced its nominations for the Irish Academy Awards. There was no ceremony in 2019 and, as a result, the current nominations cover film and TV drama that emerged over the previous two calendar years.

The academy has confirmed its intention to stage a “virtual ceremony” in September that will observe coronavirus restrictions.

Films scoring heavily include Tom Sullivan’s Arracht, an Irish-language drama set during the Famine, which picked up 11 nominations; Paddy Breathnach’s Rosie, a take on the homeless crisis, which gets nine mentions; and Lee Cronin’s horror The Hole in the Ground, which figures in seven categories.

Niamh Algar and Jessie Buckley, two of the nation’s fastest rising stars, manage three nominations each across the two years. Algar is up for the 2019 film Calm with Horses and the TV series The Virtues and Pure. Buckley scores for the recent film Wild Rose and the series The Woman in White and Chernobyl.

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