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Conor McGregor and Vincent Browne are up for TV awards

Vincent Browne is up for a TV gong
Vincent Browne is up for a TV gong

UFC superstar Conor McGregor and TV3 political heavyweight Vincent Browne are the odds on favourites to pick up IFTAs next month, as the nominations were announced early this morning.

RTE’s The Notorious is up for BEST SPORT programme having picked up an average of 440,000 viewers per episode earlier this year before being sold to seven different regions around the world.
 
TV3’s brilliant coverage of the Referendum result from The George last May looks set to win BEST LIVE after Vincent Browne and his team broadcast the landmark vote result.
 
TV3 bosses will also be delighted to hear that their new soap Red Rock has picked up SIX nominations in total backing up the consistent ratings that the show earned in its first ever season.
 
SKY will be confident that between Chris O’Dowd (Moone Boy) and Baz Ashmawy (50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy) they will walk away from the ceremony at the DoubleTree Hilton in Ballsbridge, Dublin on October 22.
 
Other first-time nominees include Sharon Horgan for the hilarious Channel 4 comedy Catastrophe, Bressie for his documentary show Teenage Kicks (RTE) and Dolores Keane for her programme A Storm In The Heart (RTE).
 
The full shortlist for the IFTA Television Awards is as follows:
 
COMEDY
Irish Pictorial Weekly (RTÉ)
Mrs Browns Boys (RTÉ/BBC)
Moone Boy (Sky)
The Savage Eye (RTÉ)
 
ENTERTAINMENT
50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy (Sky)
The Imelda May Show (RTÉ)
Ireland AM (TV3)
The Voice Of Ireland (RTÉ)
 
MALE PERFORMANCE IN SOAP OR COMEDY
Sean Mahon, Red Rock (TV3)
Brendan O’Carroll Mrs Browns Boys (RTÉ/BBC)
Chris O’Dowd, Moone Boy (Sky)
Enda Oates, Fair City (RTÉ)
Andy Quirke, Damo & Ivor (RTÉ)
 
FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN SOAP OR COMEDY
Cathy Belton, Red Rock (TV3)
Sharon Horgan, Catastrophe (Channel 4)
Jane McGrath, Red Rock (TV3)
Deirdre O’Kane, Moone Boy (Sky)
Martina Stanley, Fair City (RTÉ)
 
SOAP & CONTINUING DRAMA
Fair City (RTÉ)
Red Rock (TV3)
 
FACTUAL
Lords and Ladles (RTÉ)
Nationwide: Fr. Browne’s Forgotten War (RTÉ)
Wild Ireland (RTÉ)
The Zoo (RTÉ)
 
REALITY
A Sporting Chance (RTÉ)
Bressies Teenage Kicks (RTÉ)
Connected (RTÉ)
WWoofáil California (TG4)
 
DOCUMENTARY SERIES
Bliain in Inish Mór (TG4)
Darndale - The Edge of Town (TV3)
The High Hopes Choir (RTÉ)
The Shelbourne (RTÉ)
 
DOCUMENTARY SINGLE
Close to Evil (RTÉ)
Dolores Keane - A Storm in the Heart (RTÉ)
It Came From Connemara!! (TG4)
Man on Bridge (RTÉ)
 
NEWS
BBC Newsline: The Death of Ian Paisley
RTE Six One News: Graham Dwyer
Nuacht TG4
TV3 530 News: The Resignation of Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan
UTV Ireland Live
 
CURRENT AFFAIRS
A Secret Buried: The Mother and Baby Scandal (TV3)
Above the Law (RTÉ)
Inside Bungalow 3 - RTÉ Investigations Unit (RTÉ)
Panorama: Britain’s Secret Terror Deal (BBCNI)
 
SPECIALIST FACTUAL
A Parting Gift (RTÉ)
Áille an Uafáis/A Terrible Beauty (TG4)
Brendan Behan - The Roaring Boy (RTÉ)
Cumann na mBan - Mná na Réabhlóide (RTÉ)
The Meaning of Life with Gay Byrne: Stephen Fry (RTÉ)
 
SPORTS
Arkle - The Legend Lives On (RTÉ)
GAA USA (TG4)
The Notorious (Conor McGregor) (RTÉ)
Second Captains Live (RTÉ)
 
LIVE EVENT
Fleadh TV (TG4)
Referendum 2015: RTÉ Live Results Coverage (RTÉ)
St Patrick’s Day Concert (BBCNI)
Vincent Browne in the George (TV3)
 
CHILDREN'S/YOUNG PEOPLE'S - LIVE ACTION
Our Farm (RTÉ)
Shutterbugs (RTÉ)
Saol Faoi Shráid (TG4)
Two Tube (RTÉ)
 
ANIMATION - CHILDREN'S/YOUNG PEOPLE'S
Bing
Lily’s Driftwood Bay
Nelly and Nora
Puffin Rock