Irish Film Academy reveals award noms

Nominations in 37 categories in both film and television

LONDON -- Marian Quinn's coming of age feature "32A," prison break title "The Escapist," Lance Daly's urban drama "Kisses," the Enda Walsh-scripted "Hunger" and Ian Fitzgibbon's dark comedy "A Film With Me In It" will battle it out for this year's best feature at the Irish Film and Television Academy awards.

Organizers announced the nominations across 37 categories in both film and television Thursday in Dublin.

Daly and Fitzgibbon will battle it out in the best film director category with Martin McDonagh ("In Bruges") and Declan Recks ("Eden"), organizers said. The event also will see the introduction of an award this time round in the newly created best feature documentary category.

The shortlist includes the musical "Dambe -- The Mali Project," "Gabriel Byrne: Stories from Home," Irish boxing documentary "Saviours," the asylum seekers story of "Seaview" and the surfing documentary "Waveriders."

The awards will be dished out in Dublin on Feb. 14.
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