'Seven Psychopaths' Scores Multiple Irish Film and TV Academy Award Nominations

Seven Psychopaths Toronto Film Still - H 2012

Martin McDonagh is up for best film script and director while Colin Farrell's turn garners a best film actor nomination.

LONDON –  Colin Farrell, Anne Marie Duff, Domhnall Gleeson and Ciaran Hinds are among the stars nominated in the film award categories for this year’s Irish Film and Television Academy awards.

Farrell is nominated for his turn in Seven Psychopaths, Martin McDonagh's film also starring Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken.

Farrell will have to see off the challenge in the best film actor category from Richard Dormer (Good Vibrations), Martin McCann (Jump) and Jack Reynor (What Richard Did).

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McDonagh himself is nominated in the Irish Academy's best film director and best script categories.

Anne Marie Duff finds herself in the running for the evening's best film actress award for her outing in Sanctuary while Domhnall Gleeson's turn in Anna Karenina and Ciaran Hinds' role in The Woman In Black garners the pair a best supporting actor nomination slot apiece.

Duff finds herself nominated in the best film actress category alongside Ruth Bradley (Grabbers), Roisin Murphy (What Richard Did) and Seana Kerslake (Dollhouse).

Should neither Gleeson or Hinds secure the best supporting actor film plaudit, it will go to one from Michael McElthatton (Death of A Superhero) or David Wilmot (Shadow Dancer).

Shadow Dancer, Death of A Superhero, Good Vibrations, Grabbers and What Richard Did are all in the running for the best film plaudit.

And one from Lenny Abrahamson (What Richard Did), Pat Collins (Silence), Ian Fitzgibbon (Death of a Superhero) and Martin McDonagh (Seven Psychopaths) will pick up the best director film award.

The Irish Academy’s awards are dished out annually, aiming to celebrate Irish talent in both film and television.

The international categories for best film, actor and actress will be announced separately Jan. 10, 2013.

Irish Academy CEO Aine Moriarty said: “The past 12 months has shown this industry to be resilient and hard-working, producing some of the most diverse, engaging and talked-about Irish dramas, documentaries, feature films; entertainment and factual programs, and there’s no shortage of new and upcoming Irish creative talent, ready to make their mark on the world stage."

Moriarty noted it was a time, after harsh economic conditions, to "acknowledge and be proud" of the Irish industry's achievements, "and the 10th Ceremony will be a great showcase of this work and a chance to reflect on just how far our home industry has come in the last 10 years”.

This year’s awards will be presented in Dublin on February 9 at a ceremony broadcast on Ireland's RTE One.

A full list of nominees can be found here.