RTS Ireland has announced winners in 11 categories at this year’s RTS Ireland Television Awards. Hosted and produced by RTÉ, the ceremony took place in the concert hall of Dublin’s RDS. Juries considered almost 100 entries from across the industry.
Winners were announced this last night at a special event in Dublin’s RDS Concert Hall. Hosted by Blaithnaid Treacy with Nuala Carey, with special guests Villagers and Oliver Callan, and produced by RTÉ, a range of small screen stars gathered with almost 400 industry representatives to celebrate excellence in Irish television over the last year.
Speaking at the announcement of this year’s winners, RTS Ireland Awards Chairperson Niall Cogley said: “Tonight’s winners are testament to an industry that is at the top of its game creatively. Among the nominees we saw inspiring local drama, incisive national news, exceptional Irish-language, sport and children’s content, and great factual and entertainment content made by Irish-based producers and broadcasters for Irish audiences. Among the winners, tonight we have seen the crowning of the best of these, chosen by a jury of peers from almost 100 entries”.
“We are gratified by the enthusiastic participation of so many talented Irish individuals and organisations, who have embraced this Gradaim/RTS Ireland Television Awards event again this year. We were especially excited to finally gather together again as television professionals to pay tribute to the very best Irish television performers producers and contributors. As an educational charity, we are very grateful for the support and enthusiasm of our 40 independent jurors, our patrons RTÉ, Virgin Media Television, TG4, Sky Ireland, the BAI and Screen Ireland, and for the generous category sponsorship from our industry colleagues at Camerakit.ie, Piranha Bar, Nemeton TV, Egg Post Production, TVM Outside Broadcasts, Windmill Lane, Screenscene/NEP, IMRO and Ardmore Studios.”
BEST DRAMA | with thanks to Screen Ireland
BEST ENTERTAINMENT | with thanks to Piranha Bar
BEST FACTUAL SERIES | with thanks to Egg Post Production
BEST FACTUAL SINGLE | with thanks to Nemeton TV
BEST SPORT | with thanks to TVM
BEST NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS | with thanks to Camerakit.ie
BEST ANIMATION | with thanks to Windmill Lane
BEST SPECIALIST FACTUAL | with thanks to Screenscene
BEST CHILDREN’S PROGRAMME | with thanks to IMRO
BEST FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT | with thanks to Ardmore Studios
Originally founded in London as the Television Society in 1927, the Irish centre was launched in 1995. The Gradaim/RTS Ireland Television Awards seek to recognise Irish productions and international co-productions which are considered by peer jury members to have made a positive contribution worthy of acclaim by the industry and Irish viewers. RTS Awards are one of the international gold standard awards for the TV industry and an important showcase of the extraordinary talent evident across the country’s television industry.