It’s been quite an amazing week for Pat Kenny, given that he and Collette Fitzpatrick have recently launched their TV3 current affairs show. During that hour, they had 470,000 people watching them. Moreover, he also received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the IFTA TV Awards, which were hosted in the DoubleTree hotel in Dublin by Amanda Byram.
Another great winner for last night’s awards was Sharon Horgan, who won the Female Performance and Soap & Comedy Writer awards. The Male Performance prize went to Brendan O’Carroll for his part in Mrs. Brown’s Boys. Meanwhile, A Fanatic Heart, the BBC co-produced tribute made by Bob Geldof to W.B. Yeats, won the Specialist Factual award.
The committee offered recognition to Bridget&Eamon, in the Comedy section, Red Rock, for the Soap & Continuing Drama, and An Klondike, for Irish Language.
Here is the list with the winners at the Irish Film and Television Awards 2016:
- Female Performance: Sharon Horgan, in Catastrophe
- Male Performance: Brandon O’Carroll, in Mrs. Brown’s Boys
- Reality & Constructed Factual: First Dates Ireland, from Coco Television
- Documentary Single: I Am Immigrant, from Motive Television
- Entertainment: Brendan O’Connor, Cutting Edge
- Factual: Daniel & Majella’s B&B Road Trip
- Current Affairs: RTE Investigaes – Standards in Public Office
- Animation: The Day Henry Met, by Wiggleywoo Ltd
- Children and Young People: My Life Champion of the World, by Tyrone Productions
- TV Editing: Una Ni Dhonhaile with An Innocent Man
- TV Sound: Deoch an Dorais – Colm O’Rourke, Dean Jones and John Brennan
- Soap & Comedy Director: Jason Butler, with Bridget & Eamon
- TV Camera: Michael O’Donovan, These Walls Can Talk
- TV Director: Gerry Nelson, with Wild Cities
The Gala TV Rising star was named Al Porter, while on Sports, the winner was Hidden Impact: Rugby & Concussion, by Wildfire Films.