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Third Academy Award nomination for UCA alumna and honorary graduate

UCA alumna and honorary graduate Consolata Boyle has been included in this year’s Oscars line up with an Academy Award nomination for Best Costume Design.

The nomination comes following Consolata’s work on the biographical comedy-drama film Victoria & Abdul, starring Dame Judi Dench, and marks the third time that the renowned costume designer has been nominated for an Academy Award.

In 2006, Consolata received Oscar and BAFTA nominations for her work on The Queen, starring Dame Helen Mirren, and last year she was once again named an Oscar and BAFTA nominee for her work on Florence Foster Jenkins, starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant.

The textiles graduate, who studied at UCA Farnham – then the West Surrey College of Art & Design at Farnham – was awarded an Honorary Degree by UCA at the University’s 2017 graduation celebrations, where she addressed graduands and guests.

On receiving her Honorary Master of Arts degree in June, Consolata said: “I’m delighted and extremely proud of this very special honour. My time studying textiles in Farnham was particularly important to me and taught me that a passionate devotion to your art or craft is absolutely essential.”

In addition to her Oscar and BAFTA nominations throughout her career, Consolata has won a Costume Designers Guild Award for her work on The Queen, and an Emmy Award and CDG nomination for her work on The Lion in Winter. She received an Emmy nomination for Into the Storm, a CDG nomination for Philomena, as well as six IFTA Awards. Consolata also received her fourth Costume Designers Guild nomination and an Evening Standard British Film Awards nomination for her work on The Queen.

At last year’s 89th Academy Awards, Consolata joined fellow UCA alumnus Michael Dudok de Wit on the nominations list after his film, The Red Turtle, was nominated in the Best Animated Feature Film category.

The 90th Academy Awards take place on Sunday 4th March at the Dolby Theatre, Hollywood. 

Consolata receiving her honorary degree in June

Banner image: Work by UCA Farnham BA (Hons) Textiles for Fashion & Interiors student India Webber.
Second image: Consolata receiving her Honorary Degree from UCA in June.