Consolata Boyle & Seamus McGarvey lead Irish BAFTA Nominations
Dominic Cooper (Preacher) and Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) announced the BAFTA Nominations on Tuesday 10th January; Consolata Boyle is nominated for Best Costume Design (Florence Foster Jenkins) and Seamus McGarvey (Nocturnal Animals) up for Best Cinematography. They join Irish talent Ruth Negga in the line-up of BAFTA Nominees, with the ‘Loving’ star nominated for the EE Rising Star Award announced early January.
McGarvey he has worked on a variety of acclaimed films such as The Avengers, Godzilla, The Soloist and The Hours. McGarvey has won IFTA Awards for Best Cinematography for Sahara, Atonement, We Need to Talk About Kevin and for the acclaimed Anna Karenina. He was twice been nominated for Academy Awards, for Atonement in 2007 and for Anna Karenina in 2012, both of which were directed by Joe Wright. He has also worked with Joe Wright on various commercials including Chanel. Read More about IFTA member Seamus McGarvey here
Consolata established herself early on in her career working on big Irish movies like December Bride, Into the West, The Snapper, The Van and Mary Reilly. Her stellar work continued into the 2000’s with the period drama Angela’s Ashes and she won a Primetime Emmy Award in 2004 for The Lion in Winter - but it was 2006’s The Queen that propelled her into the international spotlight. For her work on the film, Consolata was nominated for an Oscar, a BAFTA and won the IFTA for Best Costume Design. Read More about IFTA member Consolata Boyle here
In 2013, she appeared in Steve McQueen's Oscar-winning 12 Years a Slave and in 2014 she appeared in Jimi Hendrix biopic All Is by My Side. In 2016, Negga was cast in the role of Tulip O'Hare in AMC fantasy drama series Preacher and she also portrayed Lady Taria in the fantasy feature Warcraft. She also drew worldwide plaudits for Jeff Nichols racial drama Loving, where she stars opposite Joel Edgerton Read More about IFTA member Ruth Negga here
The winners will be announced at the BAFTA Film Awards Ceremony on Sunday, February 12th.
‘The Party’ is nominated for Best British Short Film, with its team composed of N.I. Director Andrea Harkin, screenwriter Conor MacNeill (No Offence/The Siege of Jadotville) and producers Emmet Fleming (The Belly of the Whale) and Farah Abushwesha (Don’t Hang Up).
The work of cinematographer Robbie Ryan also continues to impress, with ‘I, Daniel Blake’ garnering five nominations including Best Film and Outstanding British Film, sharing the latter category with ‘American Honey’.
‘Notes on Blindness’ directed by Pete Middleton and James Spinney is up for both Best Documentary and Outstanding British Film, featuring Irish actress Simone Kirby (Jimmy’s Hall).
The Best Animated Film category sees ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ with Irish talent Art Parkinson (Game of Thrones) voicing lead character Kubo nominated alongside international titles ‘Moana’, ‘Finding Dory’ and ‘Zootropolis’.