IFTA have announced this year's nominations for the Irish Academy Awards across 25 categories in Film and Drama. Leading Irish actor Emmett J. Scanlan has been nominated as Best Supporting Actor in a Drama for his role in RTE's crime drama Kin. Kin is an 8-part drama series about the Kinsellas, a Dublin crime family. Emmett starred as Jimmy Kinsella, one of the brothers in the notorious Kinsella gang, who loses his innocent son in the crossfire of a gangland war.
When interviewed about the series, Emmett said "Kin is motivated by loss, grief, family, justice, compassion, loyalty, and whether you like it or not, pure unadulterated rage and revenge, because the thought of losing an innocent child, for any parent, would bring all that to the forefront".
Overall Kin received the highest number of nominations across all categories with 13 nominations in total, ahead of Kenneth Branagh's feature film Belfast which received 10 nominations in total. The IFTA Awards show will be broadcast live on Irish television on Saturday 12th March, with a physical event and Awards presentation taking place in April.
IFTA Chief Executive, Áine Moriarty said “It’s an incredible reflection of the high calibre of Irish talent, filmmaking and storytelling that we have in this country, at world-class standards. The Irish Academy is proud to acknowledge and reward their great achievements”. Click here for the full list of nominations.
Dublin-born Emmett J. Scanlan is available for voiceovers from Anthea Represents. Click his image for his profile page and voiceover showreel.