The Ticket Awards 2012

Film? Music? Games? Festivals? It’s time to choose your favourites.

Read what The Ticket writers think about this year's albums, gigs and other music, irish actsfestivals,  filmalternative film and games then make up your own mind.

Cast your votes below, leave your contact details and you could win one of our prizes - including Electric Picnic tickets, an annual IFI membership, a pair of season tickets for the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, gig tickets, games and more. If you’re not in you can’t win.

Voting is open until midnight on Sunday, December 16, and the full list of Ticket Awards winners will be published in The Ticket on Friday, December 21. Good luck.

Album of the Year:
Band of the Year: 
Best Solo Act: 
Track of the Year: 
Gig of the Year:
Best Irish Act:
 Video of the Year:
 Best Film:
Best Director: 
 Best Actor:
Best Actress:
Best Franchise Picture: 
Best Animation:
 Best Documentary:
 Best Irish Film:
Best Irish Performance:
Most Promising Debut Feature:
Most Welcome Reissue:
Worst Film: 
Best game of the year:
Sleeping Dogs
Gravity Rush
Borderlands 2
Assassin's Creed III
Halo 4
Tokyo Jungle
Uncharted: Golden Abyss
New Super Mario Brothers
Best Festival of the year:
Dunderry Country Fair, Co. Meath
Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival, Co. Clare
Tedfest, Inis Mór, Co. Galway
Durrow Scarecrow Festival, Co. Laois
Drop Everything, Inis Oirr, Co. Galway
Clonakilty Random Acts of Kindness Festival, Co. Cork
Body and Soul, Ballinlough Castle, Co. Westmeath
Electric Picnic, Stradbally, Co. Laois
Knockanstockan, Blessington Lakes, Co. Wicklow
Listowel Writer's Week, Co. Kerry
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Terms and Conditions

  • The promoter is The Irish Times Limited, The Irish Times Building, 24-28 Tara Street, Dublin 2.
  • 20 prizes to be won, winners will be selected at random from all valid entries (list of prizes above)
  • Employees or agents of The Irish Times, and their families or other persons connected with this promotion are not eligible to enter
  • No purchase is necessary to enter this promotion.
  • A valid entry consists of a vote in a minimum of one category accompanied by the entrant’s name and email address.
  • One entry per unique email address only.
  • Entries must be entered online in the form above.
  • The promoters’ decision is final and binding in all matters and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • The promoters reserve the right to change any aspect of the prize.
  • The prize will be subject to any additional terms and conditions of the suppliers of the prize.
  • The promoters are excluded from liability for any loss, damage or injury which might occur to the winner arising from his or her acceptance of the prize
  • The winner may be required to participate in unpaid promotional related publicity undertaken by the promoter or is associated companies
  • Entry is for people of 18 years of age and over.
  • Entry to this promotion shall be deemed full and unconditional acceptance of the terms & conditions.
  • The promoters reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions.
  • These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of Ireland and subject to the jurisdiction of the Irish Courts.
  • Competition closes at midnight on 16th  December 2012.
  • Awards will be announced in The Ticket on Friday 21st  December 2012.


When you have voted you will automatically be entered in a draw to win:

  • A selection of gig tickets
  • Annual IFI Membership
  • A pair of Season tickets for the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival
  • Invites to the Gala opening Screening of the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival
  • Assassins Creed III on PS3
  • PS Vita Console and copy of LittleBigPlanet