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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.

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 135 filmmakers and executives — including such recent Oscar nominees and winners as Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Mo’Nique, Carey Mulligan, Jeremy Renner, Gabourey Sidibe and Christoph Waltz — to join its ranks

New members will be welcomed into the Academy at an invitation-only reception at the Academy’s Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study in Beverly Hills in September. The 2010 invitees follow:

Actors
Tobin Bell — “Saw,” “The Firm”
Vera Farmiga — “Up in the Air,” “The Departed”
Miguel Ferrer — “Traffic,” “RoboCop”
James Gandolfini — “In the Loop,” “Get Shorty”
Anna Kendrick — “Up in the Air,” “Twilight”
Mo’Nique — “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire,” “Phat Girlz”
Carey Mulligan — “An Education,” “Public Enemies”
Jeremy Renner — “The Hurt Locker,” “28 Weeks Later”
Ryan Reynolds — “The Proposal,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”
LaTanya Richardson Jackson — “Mother and Child,” “Losing Isaiah”
Peter Riegert — “Traffic,” “Crossing Delancey”
Sam Robards — “A.I. Artificial Intelligence,” “American Beauty”
Saoirse Ronan — “The Lovely Bones,” “Atonement”
Zoe Saldana — “Avatar,” “Star Trek”
Adam Sandler — “Funny People,” “Punch-Drunk Love”
Peter Sarsgaard — “An Education,” “Boys Don’t Cry”
Gabourey Sidibe — “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire”
Shaun Toub — “Iron Man,” “The Kite Runner”
Christoph Waltz — “Inglourious Basterds”
George Wyner — “A Serious Man,” “American Pie 2″

The people over at Popsugar have started a fun ‘play-off’ to help decide the nations favourite talents. Carey is currently pitted against Kate Hudson – do pop on over and vote for Carey by clicking this link here!

Carey has been nominated for Best Female Breakout Star at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards! You can vote by going here.

The 2010 MTV Movie Awards will are LIVE Sunday June 6th at 9pm/8pm central time on MTV.

Unfortunately Carey didn’t win the award for Best Actress last night but she has a very promising career ahead of her so I’m sure there will be another nomination for her in the future!

Many pictures of Carey at the Academy Awards have been added last night and today and we were able to replace many of them with HQ versions. Pictures of Carey attending the Governors Ball and the Vanity Fair Oscar Party have been uploaded as well.

Here is an interview with Carey at the Awards and she is very lovely in it. Her part starts at 2:53.

Happy Oscar day everyone! Feel free to leave your good luck messages to Carey here :)

Don’t forget that they air at 8pm EST/5pm PST on ABC and if you can’t watch the Oscars live, you can stream it live here. If anyone knows of any other sites that will be streaming the Oscars, please comment and let me know and I’ll add the URL to this post.

Good luck Carey, we’re all rooting for you!

Huge congratulations to Carey for winning the Best Actress award at the BAFTAs tonight! I’m still looking for a video of Carey’s adorable, touching and heartfelt speech, but for now here are two interviews – one from before the show, and one just after the has received her award :)

Carey is currently attending The 2010 Orange British Academy Film Awards. The first pictures of her arriving at the awards have been added to the gallery.

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