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'Omagh' Wins BAFTA Television Award
18 Apr 2005 :

Omagh

‘Omagh’ headed the Irish celebrations in London at the prestigious British Academy Television Awards picking up the award for Best Single Drama.

‘Omagh’ is a Hell's Kitchen Intl./Tiger Aspect production for C4 in assc. with RTE & Bord

Scannan na hEireann. Director Pete Travis was joined on stage by ‘Omagh’ producer Ed Guiney and writer Paul Greengrass.

Michael Gallagher, whose son Aiden died in the massacre, was overwhelmed by the win, he said: "It's a fantastic tribute and for me this night is for the families...It's for the people who put their faith in the team that made this film. This is the icing on the cake and it cannot get any better than it did tonight." Pete Travis thanked the victims families for their support in his acceptance speech.

‘Omagh’ previously won the Best Film Award at the 2004 Irish Film and Television Awards in October 2004 and the Discovery Award at the Toronto Film Festival.

Irish nominated actress Anne Marie Duff (Shameless) lost out in the Best Actress Category to Anamaria Marinca for 'Sex Traffic', but went home smiling with the Channel 4 drama series scooping the Best Drama Series gong. Irish Director Dearbhla Walsh and Irish IFTA -Winning Editor Emer Reynolds were also celebrating the ‘Shameless’ Best Drama Series award. BAFTA winning director Dearbhla directed both series for Company Productions for Channel 4 and is currently directing a new comedy drama series for BBC called ‘Funland’ written by Jeremy Dyson (League of Gentelmen).

'Black Books' starring Irish comedian Dylan Moran was named Best Situation Comedy. 'Black Books' is an Assembly Film & Television Ltd/Big Talk Productions/C4 co-production.

For a full list of winners go to: BAFTA website.



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