Irish acting legend Brenda Fricker slams IFTAs

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Irish acting legend Brenda Fricker slams IFTAs
The actress has said the award show was boring and cringe worthy. Image: Alan Light

I was cringing in my seat. It was badly organised and the room was full of people who could have gotten up and done it perfectly

Brenda Fricker has heavily criticised the IFTA ceremony.

The My Left Foot star was in attendance at the Irish Film and Television Awards and has dubbed them boring and badly organised.

When asked if she had enjoyed the event the 66-year-old actress said: "No, I hated it. It was mind blowingly, numbingly boring. It was a mess. Badly organised. I was cringing in my seat."

And the Oscar winner was less than impressed with the presenting talents of RAW star Keith McErlean and Republic of Telly’s Jennifer Maguire. Ms Fricker said: "The people who were presenting it were disgraceful. Those young people got everything wrong. The boy couldn't remember to say who the nominees were -- he got it wrong every time.”

She continued: "The music was off, and late, because he didn't say his cues. It was a mess. I was cringing in my seat. It was badly organised and the room was full of people who could have gotten up and done it perfectly. Why didn't they get them to do it? Instead of two kids who didn't know what they were doing, and didn't know how to use an autocue. It was very unprofessional.”

Ms Fricker, who won her Oscar for My Left Foot, was nominated for am actress in a supporting role award for her work in Albert Nobbs.

Source: Irish Independent


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