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Carey Mulligan and An Education scored 3 Oscar Nominations!!!

The nominations for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards were announced at a news conference at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills headquarters this morning and Carey Mulligan and An Education received a total of 3 Oscar Nominations!

Congratulations to Carey Mulligan (and An Education, which Carey co-starred with Peter Saarsgard, Dominic Cooper, and Rosamund Pike) for her first Oscar Nomination! She's now joining her former P&P (and upcoming film, Never Let Me Go) co-star Keira Knightley as one of the 4  P&P actresses (Brenda Blethyn was nominated twice and dame Judi Dench with 6 nominations and won an Oscar for her Supporting role in Shakespeare In Love) with Oscar Nominations!

Between the 4 of them (Keira, Brenda, Judi, and now Carey), they have a total of 10 Oscar Nominations (6 of them from Judi Dench alone with 4 Leading and 2 Supporting Noms).

Anyway, here are the 2010 Oscar Nominations...

An Education
Finola Dwyer/Wildgaze Films Production (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • Carey Mulligan – Performance by an ctress in a leading role
  • Best picture - Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, Producers
  • Adapted screenplay - Nick Hornby
Other Oscar nominations for the following films...

In the Loop

Loop Film/BBC Films and UK Film Council in association with Aramid Entertainment Production (IFC Films)
  • Adapted screenplay - Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche
The Messenger
All the King’s Horses Production (Oscilloscope Laboratories)
  • Woody Harrelson – Performance by an actor in a supporting role
  • Original screenplay - Alessandro Camon & Oren Moverman
Weinstein Brothers/Marc Platt/Lucamar/Relativity Media Production (The Weinstein Company)
  • Penélope Cruz – Performance by an actress in a supporting role
  • Art direction - Art Direction: John Myhre; Set Decoration: Gordon Sim
  • Costume design - Collen Atwood
  • Original song – “Take It All”
Sherlock Holmes
Warner Bros. UK Services Production (Warner Bros.)
  • Art direction - Art Direction: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
  • Original score - Hanz Zimmer
The Young Victoria
GK Films Production (Apparition)
  • Art direction - Art Direction: Patrice Vermette; Set Decoration: Maggie Gray
  • Costume design - Sandy Powell
  • Makeup - Jon Henry Gordon and Jenny Shircore
See a complete list of nominees!

Oscar Nominations tally...
An Education (Carey Mulligan, Rosamund Pike)- 3
In The Loop (Tom Hollander) - 1
Nine (Judi Dench) - 4
Sherlock Holmes
(Kelly Reilly) - 2
The Messenger (Jena Malone) - 2
The Young Victoria (Rupert Friend) - 3

The awards ceremony, hosted by Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin, will air live from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California on Sunday, March 7th 8:00pm EST/5:00pm PST on ABC.

Oscar Nominations Reactions

Carey Mulligan
"It's so rare to find a female character that has some kind of journey and changes as a result. So many times, they're just accessory roles, the girlfriend or someone who performs some kind of plot function. A female character that had that much going on was rare."
-- Best actress, "An Education"

For her part, Mulligan registered her nomination Tuesday with unmitigated shock -- as well as some awe at being classed with Streep and Mirren. "It feels like there should be separate categories for those people and they should get a double Oscar or something," Mulligan gushed. "It's so mad, because they're light-years away -- honestly, they're people I've looked up to forever and ever, true idols of mine. I go bright red in the face and mumble every time I see them."

Nick Hornby
"I was at home. I think one knows how the winds are blowing. I thought we had a chance, but I was actually too tense to watch it on TV. I let my wife ['An Education' co-producer Amanda Posey] watch. She texted me from her office."
-- Best adapted screenplay, "An Education"


Nick Hornby, writer, "An Education" (via statement):
"I am thrilled and proud to be an Oscar nominee. It’s wonderful that a film of this size can attract the attention of the Academy and I hope it gives encouragement to independent filmmakers everywhere."

Penelope Cruz
, supporting actress, "Nine" (via statement):
"I am completely surprised and elated. Rob Marshall is not only a genius but an absolute joy to work with. I woke up every morning excited to collaborate with this amazingly talented group of actors. Filming this movie was such a special experience and to be nominated for this role makes me so happy."

[Source: The Envelope | In Contention]

Related article:
Five Oscar Nominees You Don't Know but Should
Carey Mulligan (Actress in a Leading Role, An Education): Don't let the American accent she has in the upcoming Wall Street sequel fool you, because this 24-year-old beauty comes to us from Great Britain. She started her acting career at age 18 in the 2005 adaptation of Pride & Prejudice and made her Broadway debut just two years later in The Seagull, thankyouverymuch. Oh, she also dates her Wall Street costar Shia LaBeouf.

Update 2 (2/4/10)

I forgot to include here...

P&P '95's (aka the BBC Mini-series own Mr. Darcy) is also nominated for an Oscar...

Actor in a Leading Role
Colin Firth in “A Single Man



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