As If I Am Not There, Perrier’s Bounty and Swansong: Story Of Occi Byrne lead the pack in the film categories with four nods each.

The nominees have been announced for the 8th Annual Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTAs), which take place on February 12th in Dublin.

Juanita Wilson’s Bosnian set directorial debut As If I Am Not There, Ian Fitzgibbon’s Perrier’s Bounty, and Conor McDermottroe’s Swansgong Story Of Occi Byrne have picked up four nominations each, including best film.

Ian Power’s The Runway is close behind with 3 nominations in the best film, best director and actress in a supporting role categories.

Meanwhile, A Prophet, Inception, Toy Story 3 and The Social Network are all up for the best international film award.

The nominees have been chosen by members of the Irish Film & Television Academy alongside a Jury panel of global industry experts.

Academy CEO, Aine Moriarty said: “In 2010 the Irish film and television industry has continued to produce a remarkable standard of work despite difficult circumstances in the Irish economy.  The Academy is delighted the industry, with the on-going support from the Irish government, is continuing to provide excellent feature films, dramas, entertainment programmes and documentaries.”

The Nominations

As If I Am Not There
Perrier’s Bounty
Swansong: Story of Occi Byrne
The Runway

PJ Dillon, Rewind
Tom Hall, Sensation
Ian Power, The Runway
Juanita Wilson, As If I Am Not There

Will Collins, My Brothers
Conor McDermottroe, Swansong: Story of Occi Byrne
Mark O’Rowe, Perrier’s Bounty
Juanita Wilson, As If I Am Not There

Actor in a Lead Role  
Martin McCann, Swansong: Story of Occi Byrne
Colm Meaney, Parked
Cillian Murphy, Perrier’s Bounty
Liam Neeson, Chloe

Actress in a Lead Role - Film / Television
Ruth Bradley, Love/Hate
Orla Brady, Mistresses
Amy Huberman-Rewind
Sarah Flood, Fair City
Charlene McKenna, RAW

Actor in a Supporting Role - Film
Pierce Brosnan,The Ghost
Colin Farrell,The Way Back
Brendan Gleeson, Perrier’s Bounty
Cillian Murphy, Inception

Actress in a Supporting Role - Film
Kerry Condon,The Runway
Marcella Plunkett, Swansong: Story of Occi Byrne
Saoirse Ronan, The Way Back
Eileen Walsh,Snap

The George Morrison Feature Documentary Award
Burma Soldier, Julie leBrocquy
Pyjama Girls, Maya Derrington
The Pipe, Risteard Ó’Domhnaill& Rachel Lysaght
What We Leave in Our Wake, Pat Collins

International Film
A Prophet
The Social Network
Toy Story 3

International Actor
Russell Crowe, The Next Three Days
Leonardo DiCaprio, Inception
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Tahar Rahim, A Prophet

International Actress
Annette Benning, The Kids are All Right
Helena Bonham-Carter, The King’s Speech
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
Natasha Petrovic, As If I Am Not There