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Saturday 3 December 2016

Brendan O'Carroll leads Irish charge for BAFTAs glory

Brendan O'Carroll
Brendan O'Carroll
Brendan O'Carroll

Here's hoping the luck of the Irish wins out at the BAFTAs this year as a number of home-grown stars have been nominated for the prestigious awards.

Brendan O'Carroll is up for Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme for his work in the Mrs Brown's Boys Christmas special.

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The Dublin native was nominated in the same category in 2012 and while he didn't personally win, the popular show did lift the Best Situation Comedy title.

Elsewhere, Coleraine actor James Nesbitt has been nominated for his role in the tense thriller The Missing.

The star is up for the best actor prize alongside Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch for his performance in Sherlock, his third nomination for the hit show.

V for Vendetta star Stephen Rea was nominated for Supporting Actor for his role in the political spy thriller series The Honourable Woman.

Meanwhile, popular rural comedy Moone Boy, which is co-created by Nick Vincent Murphy and Chris O'Dowd, continued its lucky streak when it comes to awards.

In the past 12 months the show has won an International Emmy and an IFTA, and it has now garnered another nomination for Best Situation Comedy at this year's BAFTAs.

Finally, Cork native Graham Norton got a nomination for Best Entertainment Performance with his BBC talk show The Graham Norton Show.

His show is also nominated in the category of Best Comedy and Comedy Entertainment Programme.

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