Element Distribution and Element Pictures have received a total of 22 nominations in the 2021 Irish Film and Television Awards.

Lenny Abrahamson’s world renowned NORMAL PEOPLE has been nominated for 15 awards; with Paul Mescal receiving a nomination for the Lead Actor Drama award, Lenny Abrahamson is nominated for Best Director and the series itself has been nominated for Best Drama. Phyllida Lloyd’s highly anticipated HERSELF received 6 nominations; including a nomination for Best Actress Film for Clare Dunne, Best Screenplay for Clare Dunne and Malcolm Campbell and a nomination for Best Film. Michael McCormack’s Award winning documentary BREAKING OUT has received a nomination for the George Morrison Feature Documentary.

On hearing the news of the nominations co- founders of Element Pictures said “ We are very grateful to IFTA for recognizing the incredible talent we have been so lucky to work with across two productions we are so proud of – NORMAL PEOPLE and HERSELF. We are also delighted with the nomination for the wonderful documentary, BREAKING OUT, distributed by Element Distribution”.

The 2021 IFTA Ceremony will take place virtually on July 4th. Visit the IFTA website for the full list of nominations and more information.