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IFTA members Ruth Negga & Consolata Boyle Lead Irish 2017 Oscar Nominations

Congratulations to Irish Oscar 2017 nominee's Ruth Negga & Consolata Boyle.

Ruth is nominated for best performance by an actress in a leading role for 'Loving' and Consolata Boyle is up for best costume design for her work on 'Florence Foster Jenkins'. 'The Lobster' featuring Colin Farrell is nominated for Best Writing (Original Screenplay).

The ‘Loving’ star Ruth Negga who has so far been nominated for a Best Actress Golden Globe and a BAFTA, following her presentation with the Rising Star Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival earlier this month for her role as Mildred Loving is nominated alongside; Natalie Portman 'Jackie', Emma Stone 'La La Land', Meryl Streep ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ and Isabelle Huppert ‘Elle’ for best performance by an actress in a leading role.

Oscar-winning and nominated Academy members including Jennifer Hudson, Brie Larson, Emmanuel Lubezki, Jason Reitman and Ken Watanabe joined Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs to reveal the 89th Oscars nominations, this afternoon Tuesday, January 24th.

The 89th Oscars will take place on Sunday February 26th at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and will be hosted by American talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.

Ruth Negga

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

Consolata Boyle

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