‘The Tudors’ Breaks Records at the IFTAs

Hit TV drama The Tudors swept the board at the Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTAs) on Sunday, winning a record-breaking seven prizes.

The period drama, about the life of British King Henry VIII, scooped the gong for Best Drama Series, while its star Jonathan Rhys Meyers was named Best Actor in a Television Drama Lead Role.

His co-stars Maria Doyle Kennedy and Nick Dunning were also recognized for their supporting roles, while the show picked up a further three awards at the ceremony at Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre.

Meanwhile, Garage was also a multiple prizewinner–the movie won Best Film, Best Director for Lenny Abrahamson, Best Script for Mark O’Halloran and Best Actor in a Lead Role Film for Pat Shortt

Daniel Day-Lewis continued his awards glory by picking up the Best International Actor gong for the critically acclaimed There Will Be Blood; German filmmaker Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck‘s The Lives of Others won the prize for Best International Film, and young Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan was named Best Supporting Actress for her role in Atonement

Mel Gibson was also honored at the event and was given a standing ovation as he collected the Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema Award.

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by WENN

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