Michael Fassbender wins Best Supporting Actor. Photo by Thiago Rebouças

Michael Fassbender wins Best Supporting Actor. Photo by Thiago Rebouças

The 11th Irish Film and Television awards took place last night in Dublin, celebrating the very best of Irish and international cinema and TV.

The celebrity-filled event brought well-known and upcoming Irish stars to the red carpet.

Michael Fassbender, Jamie Dornan, Neil Jordan, and Brendan Gleeson  were among the winners.

Fassbender took on the award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in “12 Years A Slave”; the Irish-German was clearly enjoying the night. He not only spoke to all journalists at the event, but also took photos with them.

Michael Fassbender takes photo with journalists at the IFTAs. Photo by Thiago Rebouças.

Michael Fassbender takes photo with journalists at the IFTAs. Photo by Thiago Rebouças.

Neil Jordan won Best Director for “Byzantium” while Brendan Gleeson beat his own son Domhnall Gleeson to the Best Leading Actor award for his role in “Calvary”.

"Calvary" wins Best Film and Best Actor goes to Brendan Gleeson. Photo by Thiago Rebouças.

“Calvary” wins Best Film and Best Actor goes to Brendan Gleeson. Photo by Thiago Rebouças.

“Calvary” also took home Best Film, beating “The Stag” and Neil Jordan’s “Byzantium”.

Jamie Dornan, who is set to play Christian Grey in the upcoming film adaptation of “50 Shades of Grey”, was awarded Best Leading Actor in a Television Role and Best Rising Actor for BBC series “The Fall”.

Despite protests from the journalists, Dornan’s PR representatives rushed him out of the red carpet immediately after the photo session and didn’t let him speak to the media.

Jamie Dornan gets double win: Best Actor and Best Rising Actor for "The Fall".

Jamie Dornan gets double win: Best Actor and Best Rising Actor for “The Fall”. Photo by Thiago Rebouças

The Chris O’Dowd starring “Moone Boy” took home two awards for Best Director and Best Entertainment Programme.

“Love/Hate” won the awards for Best Script Drama for Stuart Carolan and Peter Coonan beat off competition from Liam Cunningham and Aidan Gillen to the Best Actor in a Supporting Television Role for his performance as Fran.

Peter Coonan wins Best Supporting Actor for "Love/Hate". Photo by Thiago Rebouças.

Peter Coonan wins Best Supporting Actor for “Love/Hate”. Photo by Thiago Rebouças.

Eva Birthistle won the Best Actress in a Leading Television Role for her performance in “Amber”.

“Philomena” beat the Oscar-winning “12 Years A Slave” to the Best International Film title with the real-life Philomena Lee in the audience.

Click below for a gallery of the best bits of the red carpet.