Normal People

  • Normal People is among the programmes nominated for the 2021 Broadcasting Press Guild TV and Streaming Awards.

    The TV show set in Sligo and Dublin, based on the novel by Castlebar author Sally Rooney, is up for best drama series.

    Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal are nominated for best actress and actor respectively.


    Meanwhile, the cast has been announced for the upcoming TV adaptation of Sally Rooney's first novel - Conversations with Friends.

    Element Pictures will film the series  in co-operation with the BBC and streaming service Hulu, with Lenny Abrahamson directing.

    Coming after the phenomenal success of Normal People which made stars of Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones, expectations are high.

    Filming will take place this year in Dublin, Belfast and overseas, and the series is scheduled for broadcast in 2022.



  • "Normal People" - the TV adaptation of Castlebar author Sally Rooney's acclaimed novel - has received 7 nominations at this year's BAFTA TV awards, including best mini-series.

    Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal have both been recognised in the leading actor categories.

    The Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards ceremony takes place on 6th June on BBC One.


    Normal People has been nominated for a Golden Globe award.

    The series, which is based on Mayo author Sally Rooney's novel, is up for Best TV limited series along with The Queens Gambit, Small Axe, The Undoing and Unorthodox.

    Daisy Edgar Jones has been nominated for Best performance by an actress in a limited series for her role as Marianne.

    Brendan Gleeson, who played former US President Donald Trump in The Comey Rule, has been nominated in the best supporting actor category.

    The Golden Globes will be broadcast from New York and Los Angeles on the 28th of this month.



  • "Normal People" - based on the novel by Castlebar author Sally Rooney - was the big winners at last night's virtual Irish Film & Television Academy Awards, winning 9 awards in total.

     The awards included the Best Script Award for Sally Rooney, Best Drama, Best Lead Actor award for Paul Mescal, Best Director Award for Lenny Abrahamson, as well as awards for Cinematography, Sound Design, Production Design and the Best Supporting Actor and Actress awards for Fionn O'Shea and Sarah Greene respectively.


  • A Sligo Councillor is calling for a civic reception to be held for the cast and crew of "Normal People".

    Councillor Michael Clarke is to ask next Monday's County Council meeting to agree to the event to honour the team behind the successful Irish TV series.

    The show depicted beautiful views of the Wild Atlantic Way, Streedagh Strand and also the town of Tubbercurry.

    Cllr. Clarke says it is essential to recognise the importance of the film industry in the North West.

  • Castlebar Author Sally Rooney and Normal People has been nominated for four Emmy Awards.

    Paul Mescal has been nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series, Lenny Abrahamson for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Sally Rooney and Alice Birch for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series and Louise Kiely for Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series.

  • Mayo author Sally Rooney has won the Costa Novel Award for her book 'Normal People'.

    The 27-year-old becomes the youngest recipient of the coveted prize.

    This is Sally’s second book and is described as a coming-of-age love story which the judges said "would electrify any reader".

    It is the story of an on-off romance between teenagers , who grow up in the same small rural Irish town and begin a tentative relationship that continues through the years.

    The awards are given out across five categories - novel, first novel, biography, poetry and children's book.

    The winning authors - who will each receive €5,500 - were selected from 641 entries and their books are now eligible for the top prize, the 2018 Costa Book of the Year.

    The winner will be selected by a panel of judges chaired by BBC presenter and journalist Sophie Raworth.

    The winner of the Book of the Year award will be announced on January 29.

  • Mayo native, author Sally Rooney’s acclaimed second novel Normal People has made former US President Barack Obama's list of favourite books of the year.

    In a post on Instagram, the former US President shared his selection, which he admits has become "a fun little tradition" and described the list of books as something that "made the last year a little brighter for me".

    The list includes 38 titles, two of which are 'For the Sports Fans' and 19 books he recommended earlier this year.

  • Ireland missed out at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles last night.

    There was no luck for Castlebar author Sally Rooney’s  - Normal People TV series, which was nominated in four categories.

    Kildare's Paul Mescal lost out to Mark Ruffalo for the award for Lead Actor in a Limited Series.

    Sally herself had been nominated in the category Outstanding writing for a limited series.

    Variety's Senior Vice President and Awards Editor Tim Gray says being nominated is still an achievement