RTS Republic of Ireland Awards

The National Film School at IADT dominates the RTS Republic of Ireland Student Television Awards

The National Film School at IADT dominated the RTS Republic of Ireland Student Awards in late February on the iconic The Late Late Show stage at RTÉ in Dublin.

With Love from Aidan won four awards for the National Film School: Best Drama, and Craft Awards in Camerawork, Editing and Production Design. The National Film School also took home the Factual – Short-form prize for Simone James Documentary, and the Craft Awards for Sound (The Lesser Part) and Writing (How to Skin a Cheetah).

National Film School triumphs at the RTS Republic of Ireland Student Awards

It also won all four Craft Skills awards: Camera, Fiachra Gallagher Lawson for Bestial Ones; Editing, Meghan O’Shaughnessy for They Killed Us for Existing; and Sound, Rory Sweeney, and Writing, Conor Bradley, for Sons of Róisín.

The Technological University Dublin won the Entertainment and Comedy Drama category.

“Despite the difficulties of the past few years, and the restrictions of the Covid lockdown, once again the students have astonished us with the originality, resourcefulness, wit and verve of their work,” said RTS Republic of Ireland Chair Agnes Cogan.

Oscar winner honoured at RTS Republic of Ireland Awards

Belfast actor James Martin was awarded the Outstanding Newcomer prize at the RTS Republic of Ireland Awards (Gradaim RTS) in late March. Martin starred in the Oscar-winning short film An Irish Goodbye in which he played the bereaved brother Lorcan.

Gogglebox Ireland, shown on Virgin Media Television, was named the Factual Entertainment winner for the second year running.

The Drama prize went to another Virgin Media show (a co-commission with ITV), Redemption, a crime series set in Dublin starring Paula Malcomson.

RTS Ireland/Gradaim Television Awards announces nominees for 2021

Dara will receive the BAI Outstanding Contribution Award and nine other award winners will be revealed in a programme to be broadcast at 11pm on Virgin Media One on Tuesday March 30th, presented by Muireann O’Connell.

27 other nominees were announced today in nine categories from the 126 entries received, including RTÉ's Normal People, Virgin Media Television's News coverage - COVID News Special - Opening Up The Country, TG4's Is Olc an Ghaoth and Sky Sports’ Coverage of the GAA Championships.