Apple TV+ comedy-drama “Bad Sisters” has emerged as the most-nominated show in the 20th Irish Film & TV Awards, with creator Sharon Horgan receiving nods for both acting and writing. The show is adapted from a Flemish series, with the story moved to Ireland.
“Bad Sisters” is a part of the first-look deal between Apple TV+ and Horgan. Alongside nominations for Horgan for Script: Drama and Lead Actress, the show is nominated for Best Drama, Production Design, Director, and no less than seven supporting actors or actresses.
The nominations for the Supporting Actress: Drama category include Anne-Marie Duff, Eva Birthistle, Eve Hewson, and Sarah Greene. The show has three nominations for the Supporting Actor category: Brian Gleeson, Daryl McCormack, and Michael Smiley. The Best Director category sees Dearbhla Walsh for “Bad Sisters” competing with Aoife McArdle, for her work on another Apple TV+ hit, Severance.
“What an exciting time right now for the Irish screen industry“, Irish Film & TV Academy (IFTA) CEO, Aine Moriarty, said in a statement announcing the nominations. Moriarty continued by stating that the superb line-up of nominees running for the Irish Academy Awards showcases the high caliber of acting, filmmaking, and storytelling in the country.
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The IFTA Awards Ceremony is scheduled for May 7, 2023, at the Dublin Royal Convention Centre. The Irish Academy is proud to acknowledge and reward the great work of Irish filmmakers and actors and looks forward to celebrating their achievements at the ceremony.