Drumroll, please…the new host for the IFTAs has been revealed as actress and presenter Caroline Morahan.
The announcement was made earlier today that the former Off the Rails tv star will front the IFTA Film and Drama Awards in the Mansion House later this month.
The LA-based actress, who will jet home for the star-studded event, will be taking over from Laura Whitmore and Simon Delaney from last year’s ceremony, which was panned by critics and slammed as a “shambles”.
No pressure then, Caroline…
Commenting on her upcoming role, the face of Littlewoods Ireland said she’s delighted:”It’s a real honour to have been asked to host the Irish Film and Drama Awards,” she said.
“It is such an important and prestigious event, celebrating a wealth of homegrown talent in the film and television industry.”
Áine Moriarty, CEO of the Irish Film & Television Academy, added that the Academy is thrilled to introduce Caroline as the host of the 12th annual awards.
“She is a hugely talented actress of stage and screen and a seasoned TV presenter. Now based in Los Angeles, Caroline continues to be a great supporter of the home industry and is very well loved by her peers for her vibrant, warm and witty personality. We look forward to Caroline hosting a great night of celebration of Irish film and drama,” she commented.
This year’s ceremony will be split into two, with the Film and Drama Awards first taking place on Sunday May 24th.
Caroline will host the star-studded awards, with stars like Colin Farrell and Michael Fassbender expected to attended, which will then be broadcast on TV3 the next day.