Where were they!? Lifetime Achievement winner Jim Sheridan blasts A-list actors for shunning the IFTAs

The My Left Foot director slammed stars like Colin Farrell and Jack Reynor for not attending the bash

Sean Bean and Jim Sheridan
Sean Bean presented Jim Sheridan with his award

Eager onlookers of the IFTAs were expecting to see A-list stars such as Colin Farrell, Jamie Dornan and Jack Reynor walking the red carpet last night – but were left sorely disappointed as the top actors decided to shun the annual ceremony.

And now director Jim Sheridan, who won a Lifetime Achievement  award at the glitzy bash in Dublin’s Mansion House, has slammed the stars who turned their noses up at the awards.

Out of the biggest names that were confirmed to attend, also including Michael Fassbender and Domhnall Gleeson, it was only Lord of the Rings star Sean Bean that brought some global star-quality to Ireland’s version of the Oscars.

jamie dornan
Jamie Dornan –
one of the A-listers who shunned the IFTAs

Those who did attend were a culmination of Love/Hate actors, TV3 stars, presenter Amanda Byram and actress Amy Huberman, among others.

After accepting his gong, Sheridan said he was bitterly disappointed at the lackluster guestlist.

The attendees of the IFTAs notably lacked the Hollywood stars it promised

“I do think it is a mistake”, he told Evoke.ie. “They should be here. Just because the media jumps on you don’t runt to the hills. There is a duty to support the industry.

“I don’t know who exactly is here and isn’t but you know, people should support the industry.”

The big winners on the night were Love/Hate, Frank and Patrick’s Day.

Here’s a list of the main winners –

Best Film: Song of the Sea

Best Director Film: Lenny Abrahamson for Frank

Best Script Film: Terry McMahon for Patrick’s Day

Irish Film Board Rising Star: Sarah Greene

Best Lead Actor Film: Moe Dunford for Patrick’s Day

Best Lead Actress Film: Deirdre O’Kane for Noble

Best Supporting Actor Film: Domhnall Gleeson for Frank

Best Supporting Actress Film: Sarah Greene

Check out the full results here.

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