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:
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″
This is an interesting discovery! It seems as though Carey has popped up unexpectedly in Blood on Benefits, a short film by Andrew-Lee Potts! She is only in it for a few seconds and has one line (she appears at the 7-minute mark), but it is most definitely her – her hair is long in this, so I’m guessing about 2006/07? The video is below and I shall cap it once I get home from work – if anyone has any further information about this, or has a clearer video please let us know!
In LoveFilm’s annual poll, our girl Carey came in at #4 on an incredibly talented list – congratulations! She jumped a massive 13 places from her spot at #17 last year. Here’s what they have to say about her:
4. Carey Mulligan
2009 ranking: 17
Mulligan is hot right now: her work as the precocious schoolgirl Jenny in An Education garnered a nomination for Best Actress and a BAFTA win. Oliver Stone rushed her into his Wall Street sequel (not necessarily a good thing) and there were small but telling spots in Public Enemies and Brothers. Her work on British TV (Mrs Pritchard, Bleak House, Northanger Abbey) shows she has what it takes to last. Then there’s Never Let Me Go, with Keira Knightley and Charlotte Rampling, and tantalizing rumours that she could be Lisbeth Salander in the projected English language remake of Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (even if our Swedish sister-site voted for Natalie Portman instead).
The An Education star is hot favourite to take the lead in the film based on Ian McEwan’s acclaimed novella.
Kate Winslet’s ex Sam Mendes has signed on to direct the movie, which revolves around a newly married couple in the 1960s who are battling with their own fears about sex on their wedding night.
Mendes has also committed to a musical production of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which is scheduled for release in London around Christmas 2011.
Today, the lovely Ms. Carey Mulligan turns 25. We here at Carey Mulligan Online wish her the greatest of birthdays, and another year equally as successful as the one just gone!
Please feel free to leave your birthday messages to Carey in the comments
Short, but exciting news, by way of director Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo). The man’s new film, Never Let Me Go, written by Alex Garland (28 Days Later…, Sunshine) and starring Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley and Andrew Garfield, has a release date: October 1st, 2010.
Romanek announced as much on his Twitter account:
NEVER LET ME GO is finally done and has a release date. It will appear in select cities starting October 1. Trailer on its way very soon.
I’m very excited for this film. Here’s the synopsis via IMDB:
An alternate history story of a woman who, as she reflects on her private school years in the English countryside, reunites with her two friends to face the dark secrets tied to their communal past.
Garland is a skilled writer with a penchant for science-fiction. With the visually-skilled Romanek at his side, not to mention the mad abundance of young acting talent, this one could/should be one to remember.
Carey Mulligan fears she may lose out in a bid to win the lead role in a new version of My Fair Lady – to her good friend Keira Knightley.
Emma Thompson, who is writing the script for the new film, had previously hinted the An Education actress had signed up for the role – but Carey now says the project has “gone away for a while” and might not happen.
Carey said at the Cannes Fim Festival: “I think we’re all aware that we’re all reading the same things. She’s [Keira] eons higher up than I am. She’s much higher. There’s a chain of people that get offers before you do, and she’s much higher in that chain.”
She went on: “So I kind of think that if she rejects it, then I might get it. You never really know where you stand. Your agent doesn’t ring-a-ding and go, ‘Well, five people turned it down, so what do you think?'”