The nominations for the British Independent Film Awards have been announced and Carey has been nominated! The prizes will be presented in a ceremony to be held on December 5.
Among the nominees is Sally Hawkins, who is currently starring on Broadway in Mrs. Warren’s Profession at the American Airlines Theatre. She has been nominated in the Best Actress category for her performance in Made in Dagenham. Also nominated in this category are stage veterans Andrea Riseborough (Brighton Rock) and Carey Mulligan (Never Let Me Go), along with Ruth Sheen (Another Year) and Manjinder Virk (The Arbor).
Last night, Carey attended the 14th Annual Hollywood Awards Gala where she presented Never Let Me Go co-star Andrew Garfield with the Breakthrough Actor Award. Carey wore a Giles dress and Roger Vivier shoes, complimented with a VBH bag and a Neil Lane ring. Over 50 HQs have already been added, with hopefully more on the way!
Last March, Darryl Macdonald correctly predicted that Sandra Bullock would win the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in “The Blindside.”
But the executive director of the Palm Springs International Film Festival also said in a pre-Oscar story that Carey Mulligan’s performance in the British film “An Education” was better than Bullock’s. Mulligan, however, was still a rising star.
“I just didn’t think there was that much chance of her winning,” Macdonald said Tuesday. “I think she’s going to be one of the great actresses of our lifetime.”
On Jan. 8, Mulligan will be recognized for her rising star qualities when the Palm Springs International Film Festival presents her with its Breakthrough Performance Award at its black-tie awards gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
“Carey Mulligan is an actress of extraordinary talent and versatility,” festival chairman Harold Matzner said in a statement. “In her most recent performances as the estranged daughter of Gordon Gekko in ‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps’ to ‘Never Let Me Go,’ where her character learns that life isn’t always what it seems, she brings uncommon vision and depth to her art.”
Mulligan first came to Macdonald’s attention in “Pride and Prejudice” in 2005. She also had roles in “Public Enemies” with Johnny Depp and “Brothers” with Tobey Maguire in 2009.
Past recipients of the Breakthrough Performance Award include Marion Cotillard, Jennifer Hudson, Felicity Huffman and Freida Pinto.
Last year’s recipients were Jeremy Renner and Mariah Carey, who became the evening’s most celebrated award winner thanks to her odd acceptance speech.
The Palm Springs Film Festival runs Jan. 6-17. It’s one of North America’s largest film festivals with more than 130,000 filmgoers expected.
The BFI London Film Festival opened last night with Never Let Me Go as its opening film. Following on from their previous photocall and press conference, the trio then hit the red carpet for the premiere. Carey wore a dress by Vionnet, Keira wore a beaded Chanel number and Andrew wore a Giorgio Armani suit. Over 100 photos from the premiere and after-party have already been added, and there’s a video below the cut from the press conference – enjoy!
This afternoon Carey was at the BFI London Film Festival to promote Never Let Me Go with co-stars Andrew Garfield and Keira Knightley (at last!). Pictures from the press conference and photocall have just been added, with more as soon as they surface!
Carey Mulligan may star in the upcoming Alien prequel, according to reports.
The British actress shot to fame playing a naive schoolgirl who gets involved with an older man in last year’s hit movie An Education, and her career has been going from strength to strength ever since.
It is now thought the star could play the female lead in Ridley Scott’s impending prequel to his blockbuster 1979 film about extraterrestrial life, which starred Hollywood icon Sigourney Weaver.
Reports on Deadline claim Carey has met with Ridley to discuss the possible role, although nothing has been confirmed yet.
Other actresses also linked to the part include Swedish star Noomi Rapace, who played Lisbeth Salander in the original adaptations of late author Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy, and Abbie Cornish.
Fans of the original science-fiction horror are eagerly awaiting the prequel, which will take place 30 years before the first Alien film, and will be shot in 3D. Due to its length, the movie will be filmed in two parts.
Whichever actress ends up landing the lead role, it is expected the character will be a very strong female in the tradition of Sigourney’s character Ellen Ripley, who became a celebrated feminist icon.