MOËT & CHANDON CONTINUE PARTNERSHIP WITH IFTAs AS THEY ARE ANNOUNCED AS THE OFFICIAL GREEN ROOM PARTNER OF 10TH IFTAs CEREMONY
Irish actor Simon Delaney, host of the 10th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards, announced Moët & Chandon as the official green room partner for the eagerly anticipated ceremony, which takes place on Saturday, 9th February, 2013 in the Convention Centre Dublin. This is Simon’s third successive year hosting the IFTAs show, which will broadcast live from Dublin at 9.30pm on RTÉ One.
Simon has been working as an actor and director over the past sixteen years in Ireland, the UK and more recently the US. He has proved to be an excellent host and a very popular choice of presenter for the awards over the past two years. Speaking about taking the helm again for 10th ceremony, Simon said; ‘I’m very honoured to host my third IFTAs ceremony and, the fact that it falls in the 10th year, makes it all the more exciting. It promises to be a great show as I take a look back on ten years and add some fun, entertaining elements along the way. The IFTAs is a fantastic showcase for Irish creative talent, so it makes me very proud to be part of it.’
As preparations for the special night get underway, the IFTAs is delighted to announce that Moët & Chandon is the official green room partner for the 2013 awards. As the world’s leading champagne house, Moët & Chandon is already a strong supporter of film internationally, partnering with some of the industry’s most prestigious events including the Oscars and Golden Globes.
An array of Irish and international film and TV stars will enjoy Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial in the green room on the night. Actors including Chris O’ Dowd, Gabriel Byrne, Colin Farrell, Jack Reynor, Amy Huberman, Charlie Murphy are all nominated for Irish Film & Television Awards in 2013. During the evening, Moët & Chandon will also invite guests to autograph a stunning limited edition golden Moët & Chandon magnum, which will be auctioned for charity by Moët & Chandon and the IFTAs following the event.
Speaking about the Moët & Chandon Green Room, Caroline Sleiman Market Development Manager for Moët & Chandon said; ‘Moët is renowned as the champagne of cinema and we are delighted to continue our partnership with the IFTAs as title sponsor for the green room. Bringing its international experience from events such as the Oscars and Golden Globes to Dublin, Moët & Chandon is sure to add some extra sparkle and glamour to the celebrations this year. Moët & Chandon looks forward to welcoming the nominees and presenters to the Moët & Chandon Green Room.’
Dublin’s Convention Centre is once again the venue for this year’s Irish Film & Television Awards. This spectacular building, located in the heart of Dublin on Spencer Dock, will play host to IFTAs nominees, winners, actors, TV personalities, directors, producers and distinguished guests, as they walk the red carpet on Ireland’s most glamorous night of the year – celebrating the undisputed talent that exists within the film and television industries in Ireland.
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ABOUT SIMON DELANEY
Simon has been working as an actor and director over the past sixteen years in Ireland, the UK and more recently in the US. Simon has just returned from New York where he was shooting "The Delivery Man" a feature film for DreamWorks, in which he plays Vince Vaughn's brother. Other recent US screen credits include "The Good Wife" opposite Juliana Margulies and "Touch" which stars Kiefer Sutherland. Other recent screen work includes "Moone Boy," (SKY TV) "Father and Son" (RTE/ITV). Simon’s other screen credits include Intermission (Bill), Spin the Bottle (Keith), The Actors (Ronnie), An Everlasting Piece (Frank), David Copperfield (Tommy Traddles) and The Halo Effect (Rock Steady Eddie). Simon is currently shooting the BAFTA Award winning TV series “Roy”.
ABOUT MOËT & CHANDON
Moët & Chandon is the champagne of success and glamour since 1743. Renowned for its achievements, firsts and legendary pioneering spirit, Moët & Chandon is the Maison that introduced champagne to the world. Synonymous with the most venerable of traditions and the most modern of pleasures, Moët & Chandon has celebrated life’s most triumphant moments with grandeur and generosity for nearly 270 years.
Moët & Chandon shares the magic of champagne with the world, offering a range of unique wines for every occasion, mood and palate. From the iconic Moët Impérial to the Grand Vintage Collection, the extroverted Moët Rosé Impérial to the innovative Moët Ice Impérial, each champagne dazzles and delights with bright fruitiness, a seductive palate and an elegant maturity. www.moet.com
The 10th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards will be held in Dublin on February 9th. Winners and Nominees for the Irish Film & Television Awards are decided by Members of the Irish Film & Television Academy. The Irish Film & Television Academy has a Membership of almost 1,000 industry professionals across fourteen Chapters of expertise. The countdown has officially begun to the highlight of Ireland's entertainment calendar. Awards for outstanding Irish film and television achievements and screen performances in 2012 will be presented at a Gala Awards Ceremony in Dublin on Saturday, 09 February, 2013. The Irish Film & Television Awards Ceremony has become a night where Irish people from home and abroad gather to acknowledge and celebrate the work achieved by the finest Irish creative talent behind the camera and acting performances on the big and small screen. The Irish Film & Television Academy is a not-for-profit organisation, with its core mission being the stimulation of original and creative production work and the encouragement of excellence through recognition, education and leadership in film and television in Ireland. For further information about IFTA nominees visit www.ifta.ie/nominees
The Irish Film & Television Awards are sponsored by Irish Film Board/Bord Scannán na hÉireann; RTÉ, IFTN, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and has Partners The Gathering, MAC, BMW, Moët & Chandon, JC Decaux, Dublin City Council, Kantar Media, The Gibson Hotel
ABOUT THE DRESSES
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Both looks are accessorised with jewellery by Erickson Beamon – price available on application.