Essentially, anyone Irish who's had anything to do with telly this year has been nominated (Film Nominees can be seen here). Yep, even Jedward and their dream factory. Which must be a bitter pill for anyone involved in RAW to stomach. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't see one mention of it in there…

RTE's Love/Hate has received a total of 11 nominations for the third series (beating its own record of 10 nominations in 2012) across a range of categories including Best Television Drama, Stuart Carolan for Script, David Caffrey for Director, along with Tom Vaughan Lawlor and Robert Sheehan for Lead Actor, and Charlie Murphy and Susan Loughnane for Lead Actress and Supporting Actress.

Neil Jordan is nominated for script for period drama The Borgias, which also receives a nomination for Best Drama. Period drama features strongly this year with Titanic: Blood and Steel receiving five nominations including Best Drama and Best Director for Ciaran Donnelly. Epic Game of Thrones which was filmed in Northern Ireland receives three nominations including Best Drama. Director Declan Lowney and writers Chris O'Dowd and Nick Vincent Murphy are nominated for Moone Boy which has five nominations - including Best Entertainment and for Chris O'Dowd and Deirdre O'Kane in their Supporting Acting roles. Also nominated for their performances are Gabriel Byrne and Ruth Negga for Secret State. Colm Meaney is nominated for his turn in HBO's Hell on Wheels; Actresses nominated for their work in a leading role are Orla Brady for Sinbad, Carrie Crowley for Rasai na Gaillimhe, Amy Huberman for Threesome, and Love/Hate's Charlie Murphy. Cathy Belton receives a Supporting Actress nomination for her performance in nominated Children’s drama Roy.

In Entertainment Programme, last year's winner Mrs Brown's Boys is nominated alongside Chris O'Dowd's Moone Boy, The Voice of Ireland and The Savage Eye.
A Time To Die? is nominated in the category for Best Documentary along with Congo 1961, WB Yeats No Country for Old Men and medical documentary MND The Inside Track. Documentary Series Ray D'Arcy How To Beat Depression and 24 Hours to Kill are both nominated for TV3, alongside RTE's Bullyproof and The New Irish After the Bust.

In Current Affairs/ News, BBC NI Sean Quinn's Missing Millions is nominated alongside TV3's Midweek Rural Ireland Fights Back and Vincent Browne Tonight, and RTÉ’s Prime Time's Profiteering from Prostitution.

In the popular Children's/Youth category OMG! Jedward's Dream Factory, fronted by Ireland's renowned Grimes twins, has been nominated alongside animated series Octonauts, travel series Tholg go Tolg and Roy.

Marking the tenth year of IFTA, this year's Awards Ceremony will showcase the best of Ireland’s creative talent both in front and behind the scenes, and will acknowledge the achievements of Ireland’s creative industry. The ceremony will welcome a host of film stars, TV personalities, directors, producers and distinguished guests to celebrate the undisputed talent that exists within the film and television industries in Ireland and around the globe and acknowledge achievements across 2012 whilst also reflecting on the past ten years.

The full list of IFTA TV nominees is below. IFTA Film nominations are in Movie News. 

DRAMA sponsored by BAI
The Borgias (Neil Jordan, Jordan Flynn, Octagon Films)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Love/Hate (Suzanne McAuley, Steve Matthews, Octagon Films)
Titanic: Blood and Steel (Paul Myler, Roberto Minni, Ciaran Donnelly, Epos Films)

David Caffrey, Love Hate (Octagon Films)
Ciaran Donnelly, Titanic: Blood and Steel (Epos Films)
Declan Lowney, Moone Boy (Grand Pictures, Baby Cow Productions, Hot Cod Productions and Sprout Pictures for Sky 1)
Aisling Walsh, Loving Miss Hatto (Left Bank Pictures)

Stuart Carolan, Love/Hate (Octagon Films)
Colin Heber-Percy & Lyall Watson, Saving the Titanic (Tile Films)
Neil Jordan, The Borgias (Octagon Films)
Chris O’Dowd & Nick Vincent Murphy, Moone Boy (Grand Pictures, Baby Cow Productions, Hot Cod Productions and Sprout Pictures for Sky 1)

Actor TV
Gabriel Byrne, Secret State - Company Pictures
Colm Meaney, Hell on Wheels (Endemol)
Robert Sheehan, Love/Hate (Octagon Films)
Tom Vaughan Lawlor, Love/Hate (Octagon Films)

Actress TV
Orla Brady, Sinbad (Possible Pictures)
Carrie Crowley, Rasai na Gaillimhe (Great Western Films)
Amy Huberman, Threesome (Big Talk Productions)
Charlie Murphy, Love/Hate (Octagon Films)

Supporting Actor TV
Peter Coonan, Love/Hate (Octagon Films)
Allen Leech, Downton Abbey (Carnival Films)
Chris O'Dowd, Moone Boy (Grand Pictures, Baby Cow Productions, Hot Cod Productions and Sprout Pictures for Sky 1)
Andrew Scott, Sherlock (Hartswood Films)

Supporting Actress TV
Cathy Belton, Roy (Jam Media)
Susan Loughnane, Love/Hate (Octagon Films)
Ruth Negga, Secret State (Channel 4)
Deirdre O'Kane, Moone Boy (Grand Pictures, Baby Cow Productions, Hot Cod Productions and Sprout Pictures for Sky 1)


Good Vibrations - Maggie Donnelly (Canderblinks Films)
Loving Miss Hatto - Alison Byrne (Left Bank Pictures)
King of the Travellers -Joan O’Cleary (Vico Films)
Ripper Street - Lorna Marie Mugan (Element Pictures, Tiger Aspect Productions)

Seamus McGarvey, Anna Karenina (Universal Pictures)
PJ Dillon, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Tim Fleming, Citadel (Blinder Films)
David Grennan, What Richard Did (Element Pictures)

Editing Film/Drama
Nathan Nugent, What Richard Did (Element Pictures)
Dermot Diskin, Love/Hate (Octagon Films)
Mick Mahon, Saving the Titanic (Tile Films)
Helen Chapman, Ripper Street (Element Pictures, Tiger Aspect Productions)

Makeup & Hair sponsored by MAC
Morna Ferguson, Dee Corcoran - Loving Miss Hatto (Left Bank Pictures)
Sharon Doyle, Eileen Buggy - Ripper Street (Element Pictures, Tiger Aspect Productions)
Lynn Johnston, Eileen Buggy - Shadow Dancer (Element Pictures)
Tom McInearney, Dee Corcoran - Titanic Blood & Steel (Epos Films)

Production Design
Mark Geraghty, Ripper Street (Element Pictures, Tiger Aspect Productions)
Tom Conroy, Titanic: Blood & Steel (Epos Films)
Stephen Daly, Love/Hate (Octagon Films)
Ray Ball, Saving the Titanic - (Tile Films)

Original Score
Niall Byrne - Loving Miss Hatto (Left Bank Pictures)
Ray Harman - Love/Hate (Octagon Films)
Steve Lynch - Saving the Titanic (Tile Films)
Stephen Rennicks - What Richard Did (Element Pictures)

Sound Film/Drama
Citadel - Garret Farrell, Hugh Fox, Steve Fanagan
Game of Thrones - Ronan Hill, Mervyn Moore
Titanic Blood & Steel - Dan Birch, Jon Stevenson, Garret Farrell
What Richard Did - Paddy Hanlon, Steve Fanagan, Niall Brady


Octonauts (Brown Bag)
OMG! Jedward (Tyrone Productions)
Roy (JAM Media)
Tholg go Tolg (V Stream)

Current Affairs
Midweek Rural Ireland Fights Back (TV3)
Prime Time - Profiteering from Prostitution (RTE)
Spotlight Sean Quinn's Missing Millions (BBCNI)
Vincent Browne Tonight (TV3)

A Time to Die? (Yellow Asylum Films)
Congo 1961 (Akajava Films)
MND: The Inside Track (Independent Pictures)
WB Yeats - No Country for Old Men (Hot Shot Films)

Documentary Series
24 Hours to Kill (TV3)
Bullyproof (Firebrand Productions)
The New Irish After the Bust (Real Films)
Ray D'Arcy :How to Beat Depression (Animo Television)

Moone Boy (Grand Pictures, Baby Cow Productions, Hot Cod Productions and Sprout Pictures for Sky 1)
Mrs Brown's Boys (RTE / BBC / BOC Pictures)
The Savage Eye (Blinder Films)
The Voice of Ireland (Screentime ShinAwiL)

Dead Money (ProMedia Productions)
The Radharc Squad (Tyrone Productions)
Room to Improve (Coco Television)
The Zoo (Moondance Productions)

Masterchef (Screentime ShinAwil)
Jockey Eile (Abu Media)
ICA Bootcamp (Independent Pictures)
Come Dine with Me (ITV Studios for TV3)

Olympics (RTE)
Paralympics (Setanta Ireland)
Jump Boys (Touchline Media)
When Ali Came to Ireland (True Films)


Alison Millar, The Shame of the Catholic Church (BBC Northern Ireland)
Damien O'Donnell, The Savage Eye (Blinder Films)
Maurice Sweeney, WB Yeats No Country for Old Men (Hot Shot Films)
Lynda McQuaid, Masterchef (Screentime ShinAwil)

Michael O'Donovan, Gaeil Nua Eabhra (Real Films)
Ronan Fox & Mick O'Rourke, WB Yeats No Country for Old Men (Hot Shot Films)
Kieran Slyne, My Civil War (RTE)
Feargal O’Hanlon, Lorg na gCos (Colm Bairead Ltd/Midas Productions)

Editing TV
Mick Mahon, Gaeil Nua Eabhra (Real Films)
Mick Mahon, Chaplin the Waterville Picture (Keeshla Communications Ltd)
Brenda Morrissey, Inside the Department (Wildfire Films)
Zaini Darragh, The West's Awake (Iris Productions)

Sound TV
Am An Ghatar - Mark Henry, Conall de Cleir, John Brennan (Magamedia)
Sceal na Gaeilge - Paul Rowland, Niall O'Sullivan (ROSG)
WB Yeats No Country for Old Men - Killian Fitzgerald, Fiachra O'Hanlon (Hotshot Films)
The West’s Awake - Killian Fitzgerald, Zaini Darragh (Iris Productions)

The 10th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards will take place in Dublin on Saturday 9th of February 2013, broadcasting on RTE One at 9.30pm.