Normal People tops the IFTA nominees list 7 months ago

Normal People tops the IFTA nominees list

They've bagged 15 nominations.

Normal People is making even more of a name for itself as it's after bagging 15 nominations at this year's Irish Film and Television Academy Awards.


We've all been in love with Connell since last year when Normal People first came to our screens, so it's no wonder that they've outdone themselves at the IFTAs.

Among their many award nominations, Paul Mescal has been nominated for Best Actor, Lenny Abrahamson for Best Director and Best Drama.

Paul Mescal won Best Actor for the same role at the BAFTAs last week, so it's no surprise he's been nominated on the emerald isle too.

Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe from the Irish production company Element Pictures said in a statement: "We are very grateful to IFTA for recognizing the incredible talent we have been so lucky to work with across two productions we are so proud of – Normal People and Herself."

"We are also delighted with the nomination for the wonderful documentary, Breaking Out, distributed by Element Pictures."

Herself was nominated for six awards while Breaking Out was nominated for Best Feature Documentary.

Thriller drama Smother nabbed a total of 11 nominations while Dead Still grabbed six.


And for film, Dating Amber got eight nominations including Best Film and Best Actor for Fionn O'Shea.

The Oscar nominated animated film Wolfwalkers has also been nominated for Best Film while Nicola Coughlan grabbed a nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Bridgerton.

Speaking on Morning Ireland today, Nicola said: "Lovely news to wake up to. I mean it's amazing. It means so much to be recognised by the people from home. That's so important. It's a massive honour."

We won't know who the winners are until July, but for now you can check out the full list of nominees here.