TG4’s reputation for quality and diversity was further enhanced at the weekend’s IFTA Film and Drama ceremony where the Irish language channel took 4 awards for the popular drama series An Klondike. The drama series had nine nominations in total.
TG4’s Drama wins 4 IFTAs
An Klondike was produced by Abú Media a production team that has received a number of previous IFTAs: it took an IFTA award in 2014 for its drama/history series 1916 Seachtar na Cásca, having taken an IFTA in 2013 for the reality series Jockey Eile. An Klondike is a four-part Western drama series that tells the story of the Connolly brothers; three Irish immigrants who travel from Montana to the Yukon during the Klondike gold rush of the 1890s in the hope of striking it rich.
The awards received by the TG4 drama included, the award for Best Drama, Best Lead Actor Drama: Dara Devaney, Best Make-Up and Hair: Ailbhe Fitzpatrick and Stephanie Smith, Best Writer Drama: Marcus Fleming.
The IFTA Awards are the most prestigious awards in Irish film and drama. Selection juries comprising leading practitioners in the industry select the short- listed entries and the ultimate prizewinners.
Commissioning Director TG4, Micheál Ó Meallaigh, congratulated the winners of this year’s IFTAs. “TG4 has received nominations and prizes at each national award scheme since we came on air 20 years ago,” he said “Winning in direct competition against some of the finest quality English language TV content available confirms our belief that TG4 compares and competes with best”.
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