Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, 28 March, 2023


Thank you to all who came out for the 2023 Gradaim RTS on the 28th of March. Well done to all nominees and a big congratulations to our winners on the night!


Winners were announced on 28th of March 2023 at a special event in Galway City. A range of small screen stars gathered to celebrate excellence in Irish Television over the last year. Juries considered over 130 entries from across the industry.

Speaking at the announcement of this year’s winners, Agnes Cogan, Chair RTS ROI said that “tonight‘s Gradaim RTS were once again the opportunity to gather together professionals in the Industry  to celebrate the breadth of talent in the TV sector here in Ireland. The RTS is delighted to host the awards in Galway, a thriving hub for the TV and Media Industry. Heartiest congratulations to the nominees and tonight‘s winners for their excellent work. Our thanks and appreciation to the Broadcasters and sponsors for their support, and to the jurors who gave so generously of their valuable time.”
The awards are supported by Irish broadcasters TG4, Virgin Media, Sky and RTÉ. The awards are kindly sponsored by Screen Ireland, Coimisiún na Meán and Screen Producers Ireland. Category sponsors include Nemeton TV, Egg Post Production, Screenscene, Ardán, IMRO, Piranah Bar, Camerakit Ireland, Windmill Lane and TVM.”

As well as the category awards, the RTS Ireland committee present an Outstanding Newcomer Award in recognition of emerging screen talent who have made an impact on audiences this year.  Our industry thrives on finding and developing new and diverse talent who light up our screens. This year’s Outstanding Newcomer Award will be presented to an actor who has made his mark on both Irish and International audiences this year, through his excellent portrayal of his characters on screen.  His latest work includes the role of Danny Armstrong in Netflix / ITV series Marcella and his portrayal of Lorcan in the Oscar Winning best Short Film An Irish Goodbye. 




Many thanks to our broadcasters Sky Ireland, Virgin Media, RTÉ and TG4 and to our awards partners: Screen Ireland, BAI and Screen Producers Ireland.





Beochan / Animation with thanks to Windmill Lane: The Ghastly Ghoul

Production Company: Dream Logic Animation Studios and Lupus Films
Broadcaster: RTÉ
Boy Girl Dog Cat Mouse Cheese
Fia's Fairies
Kiva Can Do
The Presenter

Clár do Pháistí / Children’s Programme with thanks to IMRO: Storybud

Production Company: Kite Entertainment
Broadcaster: RTÉ
Blast from the Past
Dizzy Deliveries
Ireland's Future is Mine
The Imagination Machine

Drámaíocht / Drama with thanks to Screen Ireland: Redemption

Production Company: Metropolitan Films, Tall Story Pictures
Broadcaster: Virgin Media
Every Five Miles

Siamsaíocht / Entertainment with thanks to Piranha Bar: Callan Kicks the Year

Production Company: Wonky Chair Media
Broadcaster: RTÉ
Cumasc: Seisiúin sa Black Gate
Dancing with the Stars
Free Gaff
The Ultimate Irish Playlist

Siamsaíocht Fhíorasach / Factual Entertainment with thanks to Screen Scene: Gogglebox Ireland

Production Company: Kite Entertainment Ltd
Broadcaster: Virgin Media
Bagatelle - Ómós do Liam Reilly
Generation Dating
Lucy Investigates
Secrets from the Showroom

Sraith Fhíorasach / Factual Series with thanks to Egg Post Production: Crimes and Confessions

Broadcaster: RTÉ
Cois Móire
An Diabhal Inti
Great Lighthouses of Ireland

Clár Fíorasach Aonair / Factual Single with thanks to Nemeton TV: Speechless

Production Company: Firebrand Productions
Broadcaster: RTÉ
Cyril Cusack: Lár An Stáitse
The Ghost of Richard Harris
Young Plato

Nuacht & Cúrsaí Reatha / News & Current Affairs with thanks to Camerakit.ie: The Accountant, the Con, the Lies

Broadcaster: RTÉ
The Death of Ashling Murphy
Eden Heaslip
RTÉ Investigates: Missing Pieces
Tragedy in Creeslough

Sainchlár Fíorasach / Specialist Factual with thanks to Árdán: A Note for Nature

Production Company: Crossing the Line Films
Broadcaster: RTÉ One
An Buachaill Gealgháireach
Francis Bacon, The Outsider
Ireland's Dirty Laundry
Maeve Binchy: The Magic of the Ordinary

Spórt / Sport with thanks to TVM: Laochra Gael - Terence McNaughton

Production Company: Nemeton TV
Broadcaster: TG4
Anton O'Toole - Finscéal de Shaol GAA
The Connacht Way
Munster Vs South Africa A
Saipan - Rebel without a Ball

AG TEACHT CHUN CINN / OUTSTANDING NEWCOMER | with thanks to Coimisiún na Meán: James Martin

Title: Actor