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Eve with Bono at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar party

Eve with Bono at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar party

Eve with Bono at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar party

Nicola Coughlan and Bono’s daughter Eve Hewson have been nominated for a Rising Star IFTA Award.

The Screen Ireland Rising Star Award is a unique IFTA Award that it puts an international spotlight on Irish professionals who have excelled in their field.

Nicola was nominated for her role as Penelope Featherington in the steamy period drama Bridgerton, Netflix’s biggest show ever, which is currently filming its second season after being renewed for a third and fourth. She is also known for playing schoolgirl Clare Devlin in Derry Girls.

Speaking about the nomination, the 34-year-old said: “It’s such a huge honour to be nominated for the IFTA Rising Star Award, especially during a time when Irish talent is rightfully having a moment on the world stage. This means the absolute world to me and I couldn’t be more grateful and excited!”

Meanwhile, Eve Hewson earned a nomination for playing the lead role of Adele in the Netflix thriller Behind Her Eyes. She is also nominated for Best Lead Actress in a Drama for her performance.

Also nominated for the Rising Star Award are Wildfire writer and director Cathy Brady; Clare Dunne, writer and star of drama Herself; and Paddy Slattery for his debut feature Broken Law.

Previous winners of the Award include Saoirse Ronan, Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, and Jamie Dornan, who have each gone on to garner recognition and accolades both in Ireland and internationally.

The 2021 IFTA Film and Drama Awards will be broadcast on Virgin Media at 10pm on Sunday June 4th.

Hosted by Grainne Seoige, the awards will feature a number of international guest presenters and is set to be a star-studded affair.

Other nominees in the running this year include Andrew Scott, Brendan Gleeson, Fionn O’Shea, Colm Meaney, Ciarán Hinds, Jessie Buckley, Niamh Algar, and Adrian Dunbar, among many others.

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