Carey Mulligan, an English actor, argues that actors who claim “the recognition doesn’t matter are lying.”
Mulligan has been nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards for her work as Felicia Montealegre in Bradley Cooper’s film ‘Maestro.’
According to The Hollywood Reporter, she stated in The London Times that the “nomination is just the coolest thing. Because it is from your peers. It’s wicked.”
She went on to state, “Those who claim the recognition doesn’t matter are lying.”
She expressed her disappointment with Barbie filmmaker Greta Gerwig’s lack of nomination for best director at this year’s Oscars, despite massive public anger.
“I’m gutted for Greta because I don’t know what else you can do as a director to get nominated,” Mulligan told the Times.
“You make a critically acclaimed film that’s also an incredible global success, and yet you don’t get nominated?”
Carey Mulligan also participated in this year’s ‘Saltburn,’ which was written and directed by Emerald Fennell and earned no Oscar nominations, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“I went to the Saltburn premiere in L.A., and I sat with Em, and there were 1,700 people having the greatest experience, so I don’t know,” she said.
“I think the main takeaway is just how incredibly it was picked up. Initially, people didn’t know how to respond and then suddenly it took over the internet and now it’s become this enormous phenomenon where you can buy candles called Jacob Elordi‘s Bathwater,” she said.
‘Saltburn’, Mulligan’s second collaboration with Fennell came after she received an Oscar nod for her performance in 2020’s ‘Promising Young Woman.’ Fennell received the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the same film.