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Movie|Line: So Whatever Happened to Awards Darling Carey Mulligan?

Here's an interesting article about Carey Mulligan from Movie | Line after the Golden Globe Awards this past Sunday...
So Whatever Happened to Awards Darling Carey Mulligan?

One of the most bittersweet moments of last night’s Golden Globes occurred during the deployment of the Best Actress – Drama prize. Requisite shots of each nominee accompanied Mickey Rourke’s reading of their names: Emily Blunt, grinning in rather extreme close-up; Sandra Bullock, the favorite, perched and ready to rise; Helen Mirren, the distinguished elder; Gabourey Sidibe, the gleeful neophyte… and just prior to Sidibe, Carey Mulligan, the one-time favorite for this prize and perhaps every other in 2009, meekly clapping, dwarfed in the back of the room, all but invisible with the tiny entourage from her breakthrough An Education. The viewer knew just as well as Mulligan did: She didn’t have a chance. But why?

After all, it was almost a year ago when An Education’s Sundance premiere sparked instant Oscar chatter for Mulligan, not to mention a lightning-quick, seven-figure distribution deal with awards-savvy distributors Sony Pictures Classics. The 24-year-old ingenue’s performance as Jenny Miller — faltering at the fork in the road leading to either bohemian early-’60s living or a conservative Oxford education — yielded just the right class, brass and vulnerability to dazzle critics and Oscar voters. Assuming Sony Classics could strategically cultivate Mulligan’s It-Girl status in the months to come, the general public would fall in line behind them. Apart from Mo’Nique’s own towering performance in Precious, she was the closest thing to an Oscar lock Sundance had.

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Speaking of Carey and awards shows...According to Ace Showbiz...
The Screen Actors Guild has tapped more stars to hand out prizes at the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick are among those recently announced to take the presenting duties during the event.

Beside the singer/actor and the “Up in the Air” beauty, the awards show will also see Sigourney Weaver, Kyra Sedgwick, Ray Romano, Jeremy Renner, Carey Mulligan, Anthony Mackie, Felicity Huffman and Brian Geraghty announcing the winners that night. However, it has not been known the categories that they will read.

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