With theannouncement of a host, new venue and, for the first time, a live broadcast byRTE, the final elements of the programme for the Irish Film & TelevisionAwards have been put in place for November 5.

Leadingthe pack with seven nominations is local low budget feature Trouble With Sexfollowed closely by Irish/German co-production Short Order, and the Venice and Torontoselection Pavee Lackeen.

Northern Ireland actor James Nesbitt will hostthe event for the third year running, at a larger venue - Dublin's RDS -indicating the growing scale of the occasion.This year's lifetime achievement award will be given to veteran actorDavid Kelly, an alumnus of classic British TV series Fawlty Towers whosecareer was revitalised by a leading role in WakingNed and who most recently appeared as Grandpa Joe in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

The awardnominees cover a broad spectrum of locally produced films together withinternational work by Irish actors and senior technicians. The nominees forbest film are Mickybo & Me, TheMighty Celt, Pavee Lackeen,Tara Road and Trouble With Sex. The nominees for best director are Anthony Byrnefor Short Order, Fintan Connolly for Trouble WithSex, Terry George for Hotel Rwanda, and Perry Ogden for PaveeLackeen.

Ogden is alsoa nominee in the Irish Film Board and Northern Ireland Film & TelevisionCommission's Breakthrough Award, along with Terry Loanefor Mickybo & Me, and Daniel O'Hara and Martin McDonagh for their respective short films, Fluent Dysphasia and Six Shooter.

Full listof IFTA Film Nominees 2005

Best Film
Mickybo & Me
The Mighty Celt
Pavee Lackeen
Tara Road
Trouble With Sex

Best Director
Anthony Byrne - Short Order
Fintan Connolly - Trouble With Sex
Terry George - Hotel Rwanda
Perry Ogden - Pavee Lackeen

Best Script for Film
Anthony Byrne - Short Order
Pearse Elliott - The Mighty Celt
Terry George & Kier Pearson - Hotel Rwanda Terry Loane- Mickybo & Me

Best Actor in a Feature Film
Gabriel Byrne - Wah Wah
Cillian Murphy - Red Eye
Liam Neeson - Kinsey
Aidan Quinn - Convicted

Best Actress in a Feature Film
Andrea Corr - The Boys & Girl From County ClareJillian Bradbury - Winter's End Winnie Maughan - Pavee Lackeen Renee Weldon- Trouble With Sex

Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Film
David Kelly - Charlie & The Chocolate Factory Sean McGinley - On A ClearDay Cillian Murphy- Batman Begins Tagdh Murphy - Boy EatsGirl

Best Supporting Actress in a Feature Film Charlotte Bradley - The Boys &Girl From County Clare NoraJane Noone -The Descent Deirdre O'Kane - Boy Eats Girl TatiannaOuliankina -Short Order

Best Cinematography
Seamus Deasy - The Mighty Celt
Brendan Galvin - Flight Of The Phoenix
Seamus McGarvey - Sahara
Owen McPolin - Trouble With Sex

Best Music in a Film
Niall Byrne - Short Order
Niall Byrne - Trouble With Sex
Gregory Magee - Winter's End
Fiachra Trench - The Boys & Girl From County Clare

Best Production Design for Film
Laurent Mellet & Steven Kingston - Trouble WithSex Tom McCullagh - Mickybo& Me Anna Rackard - Boy Eats Girl Eleanor Wood& Laura Bowe - Short Order

Best Costume Design for Film
Susan Scott - Boy Eats Girl
Marian Smyth - Trouble With Sex
Hazel Webb-Crozier- Mickybo & Me
Judith Williams - Short Order

IFB & NIFTC Breakthrough Talent Award
Daniel O'Hara - Fluent Dysphasia
Terry Loane - Mickybo &Me
Martin McDonagh - Six Shooter
Perry Ogden - Pavee Lackeen

Best Short Fiction
Six Shooter