RTÉ, Virgin Media Ireland, TG4 and Sky Ireland last night took home a range of prestigious RTS Ireland Television Awards gongs
– Kin’s Yazmin Seky named as Best Newcomer
– Winners were announced at a ceremony hosted by Blathnaid Treacy and Nuala Carey, with special guests Villagers and Oliver Callan.
RTS Ireland announced winners in 11 categories at last night’s RTS Ireland Television Awards. Hosted and produced by RTÉ, the ceremony took place in the concert hall of Dublin’s RDS. Juries considered almost 100 entries from across the industry, and RTÉ took home six of the 10 category awards.
1 – BEST DRAMA | with thanks to Screen Ireland
1. Dalgliesh – New Pictures Ltd [Channel 5]
2. Hidden Assets – Saffron Moon [RTÉ]
3. WINNER Smother – Treasure Entertainment Ltd / BBC Studios [RTÉ]
2 – BEST ENTERTAINMENT | with thanks to Piranha Bar
1. BOWIE: Starman with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra [RTÉ]
2. WINNER Ireland’s Fittest Family – Animo TV, Kite Entertainment Ltd [RTÉ]
3. Last Singer Standing – ShinAwiL [RTÉ]
4. Special Forces – Ultimate Hell Week – Motive Television [RTÉ]
5. The Deirdre O’Kane Show – Kite Entertainment Ltd [SKY]
3 – BEST FACTUAL SERIES | with thanks to Egg Post Production
1. MISNEACH – Midas Productions [TG4]
2. Murder at the Cottage: The Search for Justice for Sophie – Hell’s Kitchen, Dare Films in association with Sky Studios [SKY]
3. RTÉ Investigates – Who Am I? The story of Ireland’s Illegal Adoptions [RTÉ]
4. The Case I Can’t Forget – Rare Television Ireland Ltd and Green Inc Film and TV Ltd [RTÉ]
5. WINNER The Killing of Fr. Niall Molloy – Flawless Films [RTÉ]
4 – BEST FACTUAL SINGLE | with thanks to Nemeton TV
1. Keelin Shanley: Faraway, Still Close – Scratch Films Ltd. [RTÉ]
2. Let the Rest of the World Go By – Angelo Films / Ponder [RTÉ]
3. Síle Seoige: Deireadh Tochta – TYRONE PRODUCTIONS [TG4]
4. The Irish Wedding – Atom Films [RTÉ]
5. WINNER Tomorrow Is Saturday – GMarsh TV Productions [RTÉ]
5 – BEST NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS | with thanks to Camerakit.ie
1. Brexit, the protocol and the fallout 2021 [Sky]
2. Opening Another Year With COVID [Virgin Media Television]
3. WINNER RTÉ Investigates – Covid 19 The Third Wave [RTÉ]
6 – BEST ANIMATION | with thanks to Windmill Lane
1. Adam Saves Christmas – Kavaleer Productions [RTÉ]
2. Bóin agus Beach – Paper Owl Films [RTÉ]
3. WINNER Dagda’s Harp – Cardel Entertainment [RTÉ]
Winners were announced at a special event in Dublin’s RDS Concert Hall. Hosted by Blathnaid Treacy with Nuala Carey, with special guests Villagers and Oliver Callan, and produced by RTÉ, a range of small screen stars gathered with almost 400 industry representatives to celebrate excellence in Irish television over the last year.
Speaking at the announcement of this year’s winners, RTS Ireland Awards Chairperson Niall Cogley said: “Tonight’s winners are testament to an industry that is at the top its game creatively. Among the nominees we saw inspiring local drama, incisive national news, exceptional Irish-langauge, sport and children’s content, and great factual and entertainment content made by Irish-based producers and broadcasters for Irish audiences. Among the winners, tonight we have seen the crowning of the best of these, chosen by a jury of peers from over 100 entries.
We are gratified by the enthusiastic participation of so many talented Irish individuals and organisations, who have embraced this Gradaim/RTS Ireland Television Awards event again this year. We were especially excited to finally gather together again as television professionals to pay tribute to the very best Irish television performers producers and contributors. As an educational charity, we are very grateful for the support and enthusiasm of our patrons RTÉ, Virgin Media Television, TG4, Sky Ireland, the BAI and Screen Ireland, and for the generous category sponsorship from our industry colleagues at Camerakit.ie, Piranha Bar, Nemeton TV, Egg Post Production, TVM Outside Broadcasts, Windmill Lane, Screenscene/NEP, IMRO and Ardmore Studios.”
About the RTS Ireland Awards: Originally founded in London as the Television Society in 1927, the Irish centre was launched in 1995. The Gradaim/RTS Ireland Television Awards seek to recognise Irish productions and international co-productions which are considered by peer jury members to have made a positive contribution worthy of acclaim by the industry and Irish viewers. RTS Awards are one of the international gold standard awards for the TV industry and an important showcase of the extraordinary talent evident across the country’s television industry.