Last Saturday it was time for the annual film and television awards ceremony ‘The IFTAs’ down in Dublin.
I’ve covered this event for the last 4 or 5 years and considering this years was the 7th, thats not bad going.
Its a long day usually leaving Belfast before noon and rarely getting home before 3 or 4am.
Along with the Meteor music awards its probably one of the most prestigious events held in Ireland and usually attracts a lot of the home grown talent along with a smattering of Hollywood A listers. In previous years the likes of Mel Gibson, Rene Russo and Bo Derek have graced the red carpet.
This year was to be another big year with Colin Farrell, Jon Voight, John Boorman, Josh Hartnett, Matt Dillon, Juliette Binoche expected to make an appearance. As with many things though, what happens on the night can be somewhat different.