Tonight is the Big Night! Byrneholics the world over offer our congratulations to Mr. Byrne on this honor!
The Irish Film & Television Academy has today announced that Gabriel Byrne with receive the prestigious Irish Academy’s-Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding achievement across both film and television.
The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins will officially present the Award at the Ceremony which takes place on Thursday 15th February in Dublin, on behalf of the Academy, the entire Irish film industry and Gabriel’s community of peers and friends. The Ceremony will be broadcast primetime on RTÉ One in Ireland.
And Gabriel Byrne will be a guest on the The Late Late Show (in Ireland) Friday night!
According to RTÉ:
Gabriel Byrne and Caitriona Balfe are among the guests joining Ryan Tubridy on this week’s Late Late Show.
Byrne, who is in town to collect a Lifetime Achievement Award at the IFTAs, will chat about his successful career and his new horror film, Hereditary.
Here’s a link to the RTÉ (United States) Player. The show may be broadcast live, but it certainly should be available via the player are some time in the near future.
Kudos for Gabriel on Twitter have been nice, but this is the one of the best:
Congrats to @nuigalway honorary grad Gabriel Byrne, who will be honoured at tonight’s @IFTA‘s, he stopped by to talk to us about careers in the Creative Arts last time he was in Galway. Follow Greatness. Choose NUI Galway https://t.co/jTpMX9pSHk full vid: https://t.co/XBdiaN8Tof pic.twitter.com/PgVwYsIYX4
— NUI Galway (@nuigalway) February 15, 2018
It all began with a tweet:
— Irish FilmTV Academy (@IFTA) January 18, 2018
Tons of tweets later, Gabriel trended on Twitter, which is very cool!
It is always lovely when someone you admire and respect receives the acknowledgement you know they deserve. Gabriel Byrne has done so much for the Irish film industry and for Ireland itself, as its Cultural Ambassador, it now seems inevitable that he be recognized. Not to mention that he is a damn fine actor! His career spans almost forty years and, with over 75 films to his credit, he seems to be speeding up and busier than ever.
So, it’s a good thing to take time out and enjoy the accolades of one’s peers. To be able to do so at home in Dublin is an added boon. Congratulations, Gabriel!
Will the awards ceremony, scheduled for February 15, be televised so that Byrneholics the world over can see this wonderful event? No news on that yet, but stay tuned! It very well may be. Here’s a link to the RTÉ US Player.
Below is a selection of articles announcing the award, as well as an array of tribute tweets. heart
The Irish Film & Television Academy has today announced that Gabriel Byrne with receive the prestigious Irish Academy’s – Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his outstanding achievement across both film and television.
The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins will officially present the Award at the Ceremony which takes place on Thursday 15th February in Dublin, on behalf of the Academy, the entire Irish film industry and Gabriel’s community of peers and friends. The Ceremony will be broadcast primetime on RTÉ One…
In his home country of Ireland, Gabriel is acknowledged as one of its most successful actors. His international achievement and status has made him an inspiring figure for young Irish actors and filmmakers…
Gabriel’s commitment to Ireland and to Irish culture has always been unwavering, firstly helping to develop the Irish Cultural Centre in New York, for which the city of New York contributed $20 million, and then taking up the official role of first Cultural Ambassador for Ireland, when for two years, he worked tirelessly to promote the Irish arts in America and internationally and to help connect with the Irish diaspora.
Read the entire article for a history of Gabriel’s achievements!
He has won a plethora of awards including a Golden Globe, and now Gabriel Byrne is to receive a lifetime achievement award at the Irish Film and Television Academy awards.
The 67-year-old actor, who is based in New York, said he was “deeply honoured. It means a lot to me to receive it in my home town of Dublin.”
Michael D Higgins, the president, will present the award to Byrne at the ceremony, honouring his work in film and television.
Byrne’s long career has seen him become one of Ireland’s most-loved actors.
ONE OF IRELAND’S most recognisable film actors will be given a Lifetime Achievement Award at next month’s IFTA Awards…
In announcing the Lifetime Achievement Award, IFTA’s chief executive Áine Moriarty said Byrne has “paved the way” for Irish film actors who followed him and has “explored and pushed the boundaries in storytelling”.
IFTA is honouring Byrne in recognition of his outstanding achievement across both film and television, and he will be presented with his award by Irish President Michael D Higgins.
Responding to the news, the popular actor said: “I am deeply honoured to be receiving this Award from the Irish Academy and it means a lot to me to receive it in my home town of Dublin.”
The IFTA’s ceremony will take place on Thursday, February 15 in Dublin and will be broadcast on RTÉ One.
Byrne will receive the prestigious award in front of his family, friends and some of the biggest names in the Irish entertainment industry.
Announcing the decision, Áine Moriarty, Chief Executive of IFTA, said: “Gabriel has paved the way as one of Ireland’s most revered actors and filmmakers.
“He has explored and pushed the boundaries in storytelling across a broad range of genres, in film, television and documentary making.
“We look forward to welcoming Gabriel back home to his native Dublin to celebrate his achievements.”
— Gerry Hoban (@ramblinghobo) January 18, 2018
— Warren Leight (@warrenleightTV) January 19, 2018
Gabriel Byrne set to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming @IFTA‘s ceremony in Dublin in recognition of his contribution to film and television, and deservedly so. #IFTA #GabrielByrne pic.twitter.com/v6zY5Hnj1m
— Jennifer O’Brien (@Jen_OBrien1) January 18, 2018
Congratulations to @nuigalway honorary graduate Gabriel Byrne who will receive lifetime achievement award at@IFTA 2018
— NUI Galway (@nuigalway) January 19, 2018
Delighted to hear that President Higgins is giving Gabriel Byrne an award. Pity he can’t award him the Presidency. He’d be great.
— Dr Maurice Guéret (@mauricegueret) January 19, 2018
— Susanna Pellis (@SusannaPellis) January 19, 2018
Nor could we! Kudos to our favorite Irishman!