Bad Sisters Iftas

Irish Film & TV Awards Winners: ‘Bad Sisters’ & ‘The Banshees Of Inisherin’ Sweep Top Honors

08 May, 2023

Apple’s comedy series Bad Sisters and Martin McDonagh’s latest feature, The Banshees of Inisherin, took the top honors at this year’s Irish Film & TV Awards (IFTAs).

Sharon Horgan’s Bad Sisters was the biggest winner on the eve, taking four gongs, including Best Drama plus Best Director Drama for Dearbhla Walsh and Actress in a Supporting Role – Drama for Ann Marie Duff. Banshees clocked three wins: the coveted Best Film award alongside Actor in a Supporting Role – Film was awarded to Brendan Gleeson.

Elsewhere, Paul Mescal clocked his first IFTAs win in the Best Actor category for his leading performance in Charlotte Wells’ acclaimed debut Aftersun and filmmaker Frank Berry won two awards on the night, Best Director and Best Script Award for his refugee drama Aisha, starring Letitia Wright.

Edward Berger’s All Quiet on the Western Front won the Award for International Film, while Austin Butler won the Award for International Actor for his leading role as Elvis in Baz Luhrmann’s biopic. The International Actress Award went to Cate Blanchett for her performance in Tár.

On the eve, Jim Sheridan presented veteran Costume Designer Joan Bergin with the Irish Academy’s Industry Lifetime Achievement Award, for her contribution to the Irish and international screen industry, across both film and television. The George Morrison Feature Documentary Award went to the Sinéad O’Connor portrait piece Nothing Compares.

Check out the full list of winners here.