Amy Huberman’s dominance as Ireland’s most loved fashion icon and leading lady on screen is holding steady as she scooped the gong for Actress in a Lead Role in Drama for Striking Out at the IFTA Awards in Dublin’s Mansion House on Saturday night.

Amy Huberman arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Awards 2017 at the Mansion House, Dublin.
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Looking resplendent in a 1940s gown from Dirty Fabulous and necklace from Jenny Vander Vintage, Amy looked every bit the Hollywood star and as always, accepted the honour with good grace and humour. 

Colm Meaney arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Awards 2017 at the Mansion House, Dublin.
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Colm Meaney won best actor in a film for his performance as the late Martin McGuinness in Nick Hamm’s The Journey. Unfortunately Actress in a Lead Role Film winner Ruth Negga couldn’t make the date, as well as Cillian Murphy who won for his role in Peaky Blinders for Actor in a Leading Role Drama.

The biggest absence of the night was Dublin born Michael Gambon who was advised by doctors not to attend following a spell in hospital. He had been due to collect a Lifetime Achievement Award. 

As any actor knows, the show must go on and the night progressed with ease and fun with comedian and actress Deirdre O’Kane on hosting duties, for her second year in charge of proceedings.

Deirdre O’Kane on stage presenting the IFTA Awards 2017 at the Mansion House. Photo by Michael Chester

As ever the red carpet provided the entertainment at home as viewers spotted their favourite style choices.

Fionnuala O’Flanagan arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Awards 2017 at the Mansion House, Dublin.
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Actress Charlie Murphy at the IFTA 2017 Awards at the Mansion House. Photo: Michael Chester
Amy-Joyce Hastings arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Awards 2017 at the Mansion House, Dublin.
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Denise McCormack arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Awards 2017 at the Mansion House, Dublin.
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James Nesbitt arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Awards 2017 at the Mansion House, Dublin.
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Patrick Bergin arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Awards 2017 at the Mansion House, Dublin.
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Tom Vaughan Lawlor arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Awards 2017 at the Mansion House, Dublin.
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Lisa Cannon arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Awards 2017 at the Mansion House, Dublin.
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Elaine Crowley arriving on the red carpet for the IFTA Awards 2017 at the Mansion House, Dublin.
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AND THE WINNERS ARE…

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Michael Gambon

BEST FILM: A Date for Mad Mary

ACTOR IN A LEAD ROLE FILM: Colm Meaney, The Journey

ACTRESS IN A LEAD ROLE FILM: Ruth Negga, Loving

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE FILM: Jason O’Mara, The Seige of Jadotville

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE FILM: Charleigh Bailey, A Date for Mad Mary

DIRECTOR, FILM: Richie Smyth, The Siege of Jadotville

SCRIPT, FILM: Peter Foott, The Young Offenders

GEORGE MORRISON FEATURE DOCUMENTARY: Mattress Men, Dave Clarke and Ciarán Deeney

SHORT FILM: Heartbreak, Dave Tynan

ANIMATION: Second to None, Vincet Gallagher

DRAMA: Vikings

ACTOR IN A LEAD ROLE IN DRAMA: Cillian Murphy, Peaky Blinders

ACTRESS IN A LEAD ROLE IN DRAMA: Amy Huberman, Striking Out

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN DRAMA: Ned Dennehy, An Klondike

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN DRAMA: Charlie Murphy, Happp Valley

DIRECTOR DRAMA: Dathai Keane, An Klondike

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Seamus McGarvey, Nocturnal Animals

EDITING: Nick Emerson, I am Not Serial Killer

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Derek Wallace, The Secret Scripture

COSTUME DESIGN: Consolata Boyle – Florence Foster Jenkins

MAKE-UP AND HAIR: Vikings

ORIGINAL MUSIC: Brian Byrne, The Secret Scripture

SOUND: Tomato Red

VFX: The Siege of Jadotville