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'Maudie' leads Irish Film and Television Academy awards nominations

Full list of nominations revealed for 15th edition of awards.

The Irish Film and Television Academy (Ifta) has unveiled the nominations for its 2018 film and drama awards.

Source: Sony Pictures Classics


Now in its 15th year, the event celebrates the best in Irish film and TV from the past 12 months.

In the film categories, Aisling Walsh’s Maudie, starring Sally Hawkins, leads the way with six nominations including best feature film and director.

Cardboard Gangsters, Handsome Devil, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and The Farthest follow with five nominations, while The Drummer And The Keeper, The Killing Of A Sacred Deer, Maze and Michael Inside received four apiece.

The Lodgers, Pilgrimage, Song Of Granite all received three nods, while Lady Bird received two.

In the drama categories, Vikings leads the way on six nominations including best drama, while Game Of Thrones and Peaky Blinders received five each. Paula received four, Acceptable Risk and [link=tt
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Contest: Win Game Of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season on Blu-ray

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For many viewers, winter officially arrived with the recent Blu-ray (including Digital) and DVD release of Game of Thrones Season 7, and to celebrate the latest adventures in Westeros, HBO Home Entertainment provided us with two Blu-ray copies of the seventh season to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.


Prize Details: (2) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season.

How to Enter: We're giving Daily Dead readers multiple chances to enter and win:

1. Instagram: Following us on Instagram during the contest period will give you an automatic contest entry. Make sure to follow us at:

2. Email: For a chance to win via email, send an email to with the subject “Game of Thrones Season 7 Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on December 20th.
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Win a Copy of Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season

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Winter arrived in Westeros and things are not looking good for the Lannisters, Tyrells, and the rest of the clashing clans. Since we have a long wait until the final season in 2018 (we hope), we have plenty of time to sit back and rewatch the seventh season of Game of Thrones. Thanks to our friends at HBO, we have one copy of Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season Blu-ray/DVD combo to give away.

Think back to the short but potent season and tell us your favorite moment and why. All submissions must be made by 11:59 p.m., Friday, December 1. The contest is open only to North American readers and the decision of ComicMix’s judges will be final.

Blu-ray & DVD Exclusive Bonus Features Include:

Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms- From the Game of Thrones realm comes the never-before-seen story of the tumultuous
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‘Rellik’ & ‘The Miniaturist’ Head To China Via Streaming Service iQIYI

Cinemax and BBC crime drama Rellik and PBS/BBC co-production The Miniaturist are heading to China after All3Media International closed its first-ever drama deal in the country. Both series have been picked up by Chinese digital platform iQIYI, which has more than 20M streaming subscribers. Rellik, which is produced by New Pictures and Two Brothers Pictures, stars Game Of Thrones' Richard Dormer and The Crown's Jodi Balfour. The six-part drama, written by The Missing…
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Paul Kaye interview: Dennis Pennis, Game Of Thrones, Zapped

Louisa Mellor Oct 19, 2017

We chatted to actor Paul Kaye about playing wizards, the musical Matilda, and his move from celebrity satire to serious drama…

Main image credit: Jordan Katz-Kaye

“Bitterness, really” is Paul Kaye’s explanation of what drove his satirical red-carpet interviewer Dennis Pennis in the nineties. “I’d hit thirty, I’d sort of failed as a musician, I’d failed as an artist I felt at the time.” Ambushing Hollywood’s elite in the persona of a brash, punk nuisance wasn’t Kaye’s first choice for stardom, he admits. “It wasn’t how I expected to forge a career. Of all the things I thought I’d end up doing, it wasn’t that.”

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Trained in theatre design, in his twenties Kaye worked as an illustrator
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Outcast, Strike Back, Rellik, Cb Strike: Cinemax Announces 2018 Programming Lineup

Cinemax is ready for the new year. Today, the network announced their 2018 programming lineup, which includes the sixth season of Strike Back.The lineup also features new series like Rellik (April 13th), a UK crime thriller starring Richard Dormer and Jodi Balfour and Cb Strike, a detective drama based on Jk Rowling's Robert Galbraith novels.Read More…
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‘C.B. Strike’: New J.K. Rowling TV Adaptation to Air on Cinemax in June 2018

‘C.B. Strike’: New J.K. Rowling TV Adaptation to Air on Cinemax in June 2018
If “detective series based on the novels of J.K. Rowling” sounds like good TV to you, you’re in luck. As part of next year’s programming details, Cinemax revealed the release date of “C.B. Strike,” the latest TV adaptation from the “Harry Potter” author.

The series, co-starring Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger, follows Cormoran Strike, a P.I. who uses his Army experience to help crack extra mysterious cases in London and beyond. This adaptation will bring to the screen all three Strike novels, which Rowling wrote under the pen name Robert Galbraith. HBO had previously announced that it had picked up U.S. distribution rights, but Monday’s announcement signaled that the series would be part of a new revamped Cinemax lineup.

Read More:Go See ‘Logan Lucky’ This Weekend If You Want Better TV in the Future

The series originally aired in the UK earlier this summer as “Strike,
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'Strike Back' With New Cast, 'Outcast' Season 2 Get Cinemax Premiere Dates

'Strike Back' With New Cast, 'Outcast' Season 2 Get Cinemax Premiere Dates
A new iteration of Section 20 will "Strike Back" in February, it was announced by Cinemax on Monday.

Season 5 of the action-drama — which now stars Warren Brown (Luther), Daniel MacPherson (The Shannara Chronicles), Roxanne McKee (Dominion) and Alin Sumarwata (Neighbours) — will premiere Friday, Feb. 2.

"Rellik," an original six-part thriller starring Richard Dormer (tt0944947 auto"Game Of Thrones") as an obsessive and disfigured UK police detective and Jodi Balfour (Quarry) as his intense partner, is set to arrive on Friday, April 13.

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Cinemax also set a
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Rellik recap: episode four – welcome to the worst night of Gabriel’s life

After three briskly back-pedalling episodes, we knew this was coming: the acid attack on Dci Gabriel Markham. This crucial scene was nightmarish

Most cop dramas go out of their way to make the case personal, but few have done it as emphatically as Rellik. For as long as we’ve known Dci Gabriel Markham, he has been a marked man, the left side of his face irrevocably scarred by an acid attack he is convinced was the handiwork of the serial killer he and his team are investigating. Under convincingly red and raw prosthetics that have evolved week to week, we’ve watched Richard Dormer glare, simmer and explode at colleagues and suspects alike. Apart from some fleeting moments of vulnerability – confessing to his police psychiatrist that his injuries make it hard to swallow, or gingerly dabbing antiseptic cream on to his ruined neck – the horrifying event seems to have
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Rellik recap: episode three – big frights and bad dads in the grimmest week yet

A sleazy, uneasy tale of terrible parents, this was the creepiest outing so far for the reverse crime drama

So the supremely creepy truth about Patrick Barker – the city type with the Kingsman glasses who we saw fleeing the country in episode one – emerges. He was having an affair with Sally, his wife Rebecca’s 20-year-old daughter from another marriage. When Rebecca caught the icky couple in bed, a distressed Sally brained her with a trophy Patrick had received for “thought leadership” in 2003. His subsequent thought leadership involved desecrating Rebecca’s body and dumping it in a children’s playpark to make it seem like the work of the acid killer.

Despite Patrick’s gory efforts at misdirection, Gabriel seemed to intuit that there was something off about him. But Richard Dormer’s raspy Dci abandoned the Barker investigation to track down his own daughter, Hannah, who had bunked off
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Rellik recap: episode two – TV that will only get more warped by the week

With deranged driving, al fresco sex and explosive confessions, the reverse serial killer story looks set to be more disturbing the deeper in (or further back) we get

One side effect of telling a serial killer story backwards is that it can seem like things are getting better, at least in terms of crime statistics. In Rellik’s some-assembly-required opener, disfigured detective Gabriel (Richard Dormer) and his partner Shepard (Jodi Balfour) had seven bodies piled up. Episode two kicks off a whole 16 days earlier, so now – or, more accurately, then – there are only five horrific murders outstanding.

That 16 days might seem rather a large leap, but it does land on another notably tumultuous 24-hour period for poor Gabriel as he crashes around chasing rickety leads while his personal life implodes. Shepard tries a different approach, pulling a sickie to smoke joints, listen to the Style Council and deal with some cryptic family business.
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Winter has Arrived and so has Game of Thrones Season 7 on Disc

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New York, N.Y., September 14, 2017 – The record-breaking phenomenon is back with a season that proved to be well worth the wait! Action-packed from start to finish with the series’ most epic battles yet, the HBO® drama series Game of Thrones: The Complete Seventh Season will be available for Digital Download September 25th and on Blu-Ray™ and DVD December 12th. The latest season of Game of Thrones featured the most-watched premiere and finale episodes in HBO history, and the series remains the most-awarded drama series in Emmy® history, with 109 nominations to date and winning the 2015 and 2016 trophy for Best Drama Series.

Available December 12th, The Blu-ray™ and DVD sets are packed with exclusive new bonus content including audio commentaries on every episode, two new behind-the-scenes featurettes, and, for a limited time only, a bonus disc containing Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms, a 45-minute, never-before-seen extension of
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Rellik and Liar review – a double helping of thrillers to get the pulse racing

Two dramas from the same writers vie head-to-head with each other, one cleverly playing with time, the other offering contradictory versions of an alleged rape

What a Monday evening for Jack and Harry Williams, the creators of The Missing and at least the second best Williams siblings in the world, who have two new primetime thrillers competing against each other on BBC1 and ITV, airing in the exact same slot. Perhaps it’s just a big stunt to promote catch-up services, or even ITV+1, as surely the audience will be one and the same.

From the title alone, Rellik (BBC1) sounds like the kind of Scandi noir crime drama that launches a thousand patterned jumpers. It’s the meatier of the two, in many ways; it’s gothic, it’s gruesome, and it’s all wrapped up in a reverse-time package (Rellik = Killer), that means we get to see what happened next,
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Rellik recap: episode one – step right up for the gothic murder moonwalk

With grave-diggers and acid attacks, this serial killer thriller told in reverse looks set to be a gripping brain workout for autumn. Let’s solve it together

Rellik sounds like the name of the latest Scandi-noir detective with a fondness for schnapps. But by now you probably know it’s also killer, backwards – a clever encapsulation of the latest high-concept crime drama from Jack and Harry Williams (creators of The Missing, One of Us and ITV’s Liar) because Rellik is a serial killer story told backwards, its narrative parcelled out in brief chunks in the style of films like Memento.

As Dci Gabriel Markham, an acid-scarred, bitumen-throated cop fuelled by vengeance, Richard Dormer (Aka Game of Thrones’s one-eyed flaming sword-swinger Beric) is the nominal star. But Rellik wants to turn everyone into detectives, forcing us to piece together its moonwalking murder mystery from clues as we go.

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Rellik episode 1 review

Louisa Mellor Sep 11, 2017

New BBC serial killer drama has a gimmick and isn’t afraid to use it. Spoilers ahead in our episode one review…

This review contains spoilers.

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As a child writing homework stories for year six English, I had a power move: I’d make the last line of a story the same as its title. My gripping home invasion thriller ‘A Hard Night’ thus ended with the main character remarking with some accuracy “It was a hard night.”

You’re right to be impressed.

Year-six-me would, I think, have smiled a special smile had she landed upon the idea of titling a murder tale the word ‘killer’ backwards and then telling the story backwards. She’d
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Richard Dormer: 'Let’s face it, I have the coolest weapon in Game of Thrones'

From resurrection man Beric in Game of Thrones to Fortitude’s murderous sheriff, Richard Dormer is gruff, grisly and always memorable. The actor talks his 20-year fear of TV, his new thriller Rellik and his perilous flaming sword

There are actors you turn to when you’re looking for someone to save the world, and those who can make audiences swoon with just one careless smile. Then there are the men who are at war with themselves – and no one does that quite as well as Richard Dormer.

From the garrulous, troubled Terri Hooley in sleeper hit Good Vibrations to murderous sheriff Dan Anderssen in Fortitude and Game of Thrones’ much-resurrected warrior Beric Dondarrion, Dormer specialises in tormented souls.

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Rellik: yet another gritty crime drama, only back to front

Using every cliche in the serial-killer manual, the new BBC show fancies itself as the next Scandi murder-mystery

Such is the ubiquity of crime dramas nowadays that, were I to come across a blood-spattered corpse while walking the dog, I would be more inclined to look around for the attendant film crew than call the police. So how to breathe new life into serial killer series? If you’re Rellik (11 September, 9pm, BBC1), you look to Christopher Nolan’s Memento or Gaspar Noé’s Irréversible for inspiration, and tell the story backwards. If only Midsomer Murders had thought of this.

Rellik (it’s “killer” backwards – geddit?) tells the tale of a murder investigation in reverse chronology. Thus, after seeing the apparent perpetrator cornered, the action spools back in time, pressing play at crucial points to dump great big slabs of exposition into the story while wilfully upending our understanding of
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Is 'Game of Thrones''s Tormund Alive or Dead?

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We all came away from this week's season finale of GoT with the unsettling fear that Tormund, one of our favorite characters, might be dead. It's impossible to know for sure, unless the actor who plays Tormund is willing to spill the beans....

Via The Hollywood Reporter.

[Warning: This story contains spoilers for the season seven finale of HBO's Game of Thrones, "The Dragon and the Wolf."]

With so much time spent dwelling on the death of Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen) and the fall of the Wall, few people have stopped to consider the very grim possibility that two other fan-favorite characters met their maker in the season seven finale of Game of Thrones.

The final scene of the episode, called "The Dragon and the Wolf," featured Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju) and Beric Dondarrion (Richard Dormer) helplessly watching as the Night King, riding an undead Viserion, pounded the wall with a steady stream of ice-blue zombie-dragon fire.
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'Game of Thrones' Star Discusses Tormund's "Frightening" Fate

[Warning: This story contains spoilers for the season seven finale of HBO's Game of Thrones, "The Dragon and the Wolf."]

With so much time spent dwelling on the death of Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen) and the fall of the Wall, few people have stopped to consider the very grim possibility that two other fan-favorite characters met their maker in the season seven finale of Game of Thrones.

The final scene of the episode, called "The Dragon and the Wolf," featured Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju) and Beric Dondarrion (Richard Dormer) helplessly watching as the...
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‘Game of Thrones’: A Way-Too-Early Look at Which Cast Members Deserve Emmy Consideration Next Year

‘Game of Thrones’: A Way-Too-Early Look at Which Cast Members Deserve Emmy Consideration Next Year
Let’s make one thing clear: On September 17, when Stephen Colbert hosts the Emmys, you won’t hear any “Game of Thrones” folks among the nominees. (Though, if any casino is taking bets, we’d like to put $20 on him wearing a Daenerys wig in the opening segment.) Season 7 of “Game of Thrones” premiered just too late to miss the eligibility window for this year’s ceremony, but that doesn’t mean the seven episodes’ worth of performances won’t be a huge factor in 2018.

Read More:‘Game of Thrones’: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on Jaime’s Next Steps and Season 8 Hopes and Fears

Yes, it’s a year out, but this is a show where a character can experience the totality of the past at once and a reanimated dragon can destroy thousand-year old landmarks. Time and history and logic mean nothing anymore. So in the spirit of highlighting some of Season 7’s standout performances,
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