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Don Cheadle, Ruth Negga Nominated For Tonight's 2012 Irish Film And Television Academy Awards

by Emmanuel Akitobi
January 12, 2012 2:03 PM
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Tonight at the Convention Centre Dublin, actors Don Cheadle and Ruth Negga could walk away with Irish Film And Television Academy awards, Ireland's equivalent of the Oscar©, for their recent work in film and television.

From the IFTA website:

In 2006, the Irish Film and Television Academy was established and opened Membership to all professionals working in the fields of Irish television and film. The aim of the IFTA Academy is the stimulation of original and creative production work, and the encouragement of excellence through recognition, education and leadership in film and television.

The Guard (2011)/ L-R: Don Cheadle, Brendan Gleeson
The Guard (2011)/ L-R: Don Cheadle, Brendan Gleeson

The John Michael McDonagh-directed film, The Guard, received 7 total IFTA nods; one of which was an International Actor nominantion for Cheadle.

Misfits (Series 2)/ L-R:  Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Ruth Negga
Misfits (Series 2)/ L-R: Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Ruth Negga

Negga received two nominations; one for Actress In A Lead Role Television (for the Shirley Bassey biopic Shirley) and one for Actress In A Supporting Role Television (for her role in the second series of Misfits).

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  • DM | January 12, 2012 2:38 PMReply

    Nice....but it's sad that Black Actors don't get the same recognition here in America...Oh, snap my bad...Black Actors are have been replaced by Rappers & Singers...Does anyone see the conspiracy lurking ? None talented Rapper/Actors = No recognition = Less Representation = No Financing = No Distribution..This is how they keep Black folks out of Hollywood.

  • Mekisha Hale | January 13, 2012 12:09 AM

    I agree with this comment cold hardly. It seems the point to being an Black Actor in is by being outsourced by others who didn't go through the hard work that took others to become the good actors they are. But it's even sad here with just mentioning the Irish Films and Television Academy Awards a film "The Guard" starring Don Cheadle nominated for his part in the movie The Guard that was filmed in Ireland. Wasn't even considered for a nomination in the academy awards which the Oscars. It's hard to hear that good black actors have to go where there is work,and sometimes which seems these more often going overseas to work in a film. Your comment was right to the point.

  • Dabluzzz | January 12, 2012 9:22 PM true, but u n i kno $ talks, talent walks!

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