His debut feature film was nominated in five different categories.
There was no luck for Offaly director Paddy Slattery at last night's IFTAs.
His debut feature film, 'Broken Law', was shortlisted for five awards, as well as being nominated himself for the Rising Star Award.
Normal People took home nine awards.
Paul Mescal won Best Actor in a Drama for his role in the TV series, while Lenny Abrahamson won best director of a drama.
Animated adventure Wolfwalkers clinched Best Film.
Nika McGuigan was posthumously honoured with the Lead Actress in a Film award for her performance in Wildfire.
You can see the full list of winners here.