‘Hunger’, the multi-award winning film about the last days in the life of Bobby Sands, swept the boards at the Irish Film & Television Awards [IFTA] in Dublin last night [14th February] winning in six categories, with Michael Fassbinder who played Bobby Sands securing the top IFTA acting honour. Earlier this month, Fassbinder scooped the actor of the year award at the London Critics’ Circle Awards. At IFTA ‘Hunger’ was named best film, and also notched up an IFTA for Liam Cunningham who was named best supporting actor for his role as Father Dominic Moran. It also won awards for original score [David Holmes], production design [Tom McCullagh] and sound [Ronan Hill and Mervyn Moore].

Michael Fassbender was also presented with the Irish Film Board Rising Star Award.