Oscar nominee profile: Carey Mulligan (‘Promising Young Woman’) is back after 10-year absence

Oscar nominee profile: Carey Mulligan (‘Promising Young Woman’) is back after 10-year absence
Promising Young Woman” brought Carey Mulligan back to the Oscars 11 years after she first contended for “An Education.” In this new film, Mulligan plays Cassie Thomas, a 30-year-old in what seems to be a spiraling downward trajectory of drunkenness, on-night stands and the shame of living with her parents. Eventually the darkly comedic film takes a turn as it is revealed that Cassie is avenging the rape of her best friend who committed suicide.

For Best Actress race, Mulligan contends against two Oscar champs, Viola Davis (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”) and Frances McDormand (“Nomadland”), and two first-time nominees, Andra Day (“The United States vs. Billie Holiday”) and Vanessa Kirby (“Pieces of a Woman”). Mulligan is one of five nominees for her film which was also cited for Best Picture, Best Director (Emerald Fennell), Best Original Screenplay, and Best Film Editing.

See 2021 Oscar nominations: Full list of nominees in all 23 categories
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