Hearty congratulations to David Pearse, who has been nominated for an Irish Film & Television Academy award for his portrayal of Lawrence Duffy in Trivia. Anyone who watched the show will know how brilliantly funny and tender he was in the role and how well-deserved his nomination is. The awards ceremony will be held on 11 February 2012 and broadcast on RTE. I will be holding my breath, and not just because it’s a good way to look thinner. The full list of nominees is here.