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Lots of local interest in the IFTA nominations with Carlow and Kilkenny in the mix

A virtual event takes place in July

Plenty of local interest in this year’s Irish Film & Television Academy Awards.

The 2021 IFTA nominations have been released, across 25 categories in Film and Drama, ahead of the virtual event which will be broadcast on Virgin Media One on Sunday July 4th.

Kilkenny City man John Morton’s TV series Dead Still has seven nominations in categories of Best Drama, Drama Director, Script Drama, Actor in a Lead Role in a Drama, Editing, Make Up and Hair and Cinematography.

Kilkenny based animation studio Cartoon Saloon’s Wolfwalkers has been shortlisted for Best Film, Film Script and Best Director.

And Saoirse Ronan, who spent her childhood in Ardattin, Co Carlow, is down for Actress in a Supporting Role Film for ‘Ammonite’

See the full list here