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'Room' sweeps Irish Academy awards

11 April 2016 5:31 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Leonardo Dicaprio and Spotlight also pick up prizes from the Irish Film and Television Academy.Scoll down for full list of winners

Lenny Abrahamson’s Room swept the Ifta Awards for Film and Drama at a ceremony in Dublin last night, winning seven trophies.

The film, about a mother and son kept captive in a bunker, won best film, best director, best screenplay, best score and best editing. It also picked up awards for best sound and best international actress for Brie Larson, who won the Oscar for best actress in February.

The award means that Room producer Element Pictures has won six best film awards in the 13 years the Ifta’s have been running.

Liam Neeson was in Dublin to receive the Ifta Outstanding Contribution to Cinema Award – recognition for his celebrated 30 year career in cinema. Neeson was presented the award by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, with tributes »

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