Here are the big winners from tonight's IFTA Awards 2 years ago

Here are the big winners from tonight's IFTA Awards

Tonight was the biggest night of the year for Irish actors, directors and filmmakers of all kinds — the Irish Film & Television Academy Awards.

Huge stars like Colm Meaney, Fionnuala Flanagan and Ruth Negga were out in style for a celebration of Irish contributions to film both domestically and abroad.

It was a night of big victories for A Date for Mad Mary on the film side of things and An Klondike on the television side of things.

It was also a big night for Mattress Mick. The documentary, Mattress Men, centred around his story won the Best Documentary accolade. You can hear Mattress Mick tell his astonishing story in his own words on JOE'S Capital B podcast here.

Here are the big winners from tonight's ceremony:

Best Film — A Date for Mad Mary

Best Director — Richie Smyth (The Siege of Jadotville)

Best Lead Actress — Ruth Negga (Loving)

Best Lead Actor — Colm Meaney (The Journey)

Best Drama — Vikings

Best Supporting Actor — Jason O'Mara (The Siege of Jadotville)

Best Supporting Actress — Charleigh Bailey (A Date for Mad Mary)

Best Documentary — Mattress Men

Best Short Film — Heartbreak

Best Supporting Actor in Drama — Ned Dennehy (An Klondike)

Best Supporting Actress in Drama — Charlie Murphy

Best Director in Drama — Daithí Keane