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Room wins seven honors at Irish Film and TV Awards

Acclaimed drama Room was the big winner at the Irish Film and TV Awards on Saturday (09Apr16).

The movie, which was produced by Ireland's Element Pictures, picked up awards for Best Film, Best Script Film, Best Director, Editing, and Original Music, while Oscar winner Brie Larson was named Best International Actress.


Liam Neeson was also honored with the Outstanding Contribution to Cinema Award, which was presented to him by Irish President Michael D. Higgins.


In a red carpet interview with RTE, the Taken star confessed he was "honored" and "flattered" by his latest accolade, but also added, "It's a little embarrassing."


Actress and humanitarian Roma Downey was also among those saluted - she was presented with the Irish Diaspora Award by rocker and Live Aid hero Bob Geldof.


There were also trophies for Michael Fassbender (Best Lead Actor for Steve Jobs), Saoirse Ronan (Best Lead Actress for Brooklyn), and Oscar winners Spotlight (Best International Film), and Leonardo DiCaprio (Best International Actor)


The full list of IFTA 2016 winners is:


IFTA Outstanding Contribution to Cinema Award: Liam Neeson


Best Film: Room


Best Director Film: Lenny Abrahamson (Room)


Best Script Film: Emma Donoghue (Room)


Irish Film Board Rising Star: Stephen Fingleton


Best Lead Actor Film: Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs)


Best Lead Actress Film: Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)


Best Supporting Actor Film: Jack Reynor (Sing Street)


Best Supporting Actress Film: Jane Brennan (Brooklyn)


Best Feature Documentary: Mom & Me


Best Animated Short: Geist


Best Short Film: Stutterer


Best Drama in association with the BAI: An Klondike


Best Director Drama: Neasa Hardiman (Happy Valley)


Best Writer Drama: Marcus Fleming (An Klondike)


Best Lead Actor Drama: Dara Devaney (An Klondike)


Best Lead Actress Drama: Ruth Bradley (Rebellion)


Best Supporting Actor Drama: Moe Dunford (Vikings)


Best Supporting Actress Drama: Sarah Greene (Penny Dreadful)


Best Director of Photography: Cathal Watters (Viva)


Best Costume Design: Joan Bergin (Vikings)


Best Editing: Nathan Nugent (Room)


Best M.A.C. Make-Up and Hair: An Klondike


Best Original Music: Stephen Rennicks (Room)


Best Production Design: Tom Conroy (Legend)


Best Sound: Room


Best VFX: The Frankenstein Chronicles


Best International Film: Spotlight


Best International Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant


Best International Actress: Brie Larson for Room.