It’s Father vs Son at this year’s Irish Film and Television Awards

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It’s a family affair at this year’s Irish Film and Television Awards as Brendan Gleeson is up against his son for the Actor in a Lead Role Film Award.

Brendan’s son, Domhnall is up for an IFTA for his portrayal of Tim Lake in About Time while Brendan is nominated for his role in Calvary.

Saoirse Ronan will be up for an IFTA for her role in Neil Jordan’s Byzantium for which he is also nominated for Film Director Award. Byzantium is also up for a Best Film IFTA.

Other nominations include Tom Vaughan-Lawlor for his famous role as Nidge in Love/Hate and Andrew Scott who plays Moriarty in Sherlock is nominated for his role in Irish film The Stag.