Cillian Murphy adds Ifta win to his trophy cabinet

Irish actor Cillian Murphy has repeated his Oscar success and won lead actor in the film category at the Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTA).

The star, who is originally from County Cork, won for his portrayal of nuclear scientist J Robert Oppenheimer.

Oppenheimer also won the best international film.

Agnes O’Casey won the lead actress in film award for Lies We Tell.

Paul Mescal won the best supporting actor award for his role in All of Us Strangers, while Andrew Scott was nominated in the best actor category for his role in the same film.

'Big surprise'

Northern Irish actor Richard Dormer took home best supporting actor in the drama category for his role in BBC One Drama Blue Lights.

The show follows a batch of newly-qualified officers navigating policing in a post-conflict Northern Ireland.

The second season recently launched and is available on the BBC iPlayer.

Dormer described his win as a “big surprise”.

“Come on Belfast! Thanks so much, honoured to receive this but it's really for the producers and the writers of a beautiful show.

"I am so proud to be part of it," he told the audience.

Irish crime drama Kin also triumphed winning a number of awards, including best drama.

Kin stars Claire Dunne won the lead actress award in the drama category, Maria Doyle Kennedy won supporting actress.

Belfast-born actor Stephen Rea was honoured with the lifetime achievement award.

Accepting his award, he said: "This is a most prestigious award, if it had happened a little bit later, it might have been a posthumous award.”

Siobhán Cullen won the rising star award for her role in Obituary, a dark comedy set in a small Irish town.

Northern Irish singer songwriter Neill Hannon won in the original music section for his soundtrack to the film Lola.