Promising Young Woman ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Time to celebrate, if even only one or two of the five nominations come to actual wins. It’s an honor just being nominated and in our opinion this was among the best films released in the last year.
The film made history this week, landing five Oscars nominations: picture, editing and actress (Mulligan’s second run at the award), as well as original screenplay and director for Emerald Fennell. With her debut feature, Fennell has become the first British woman to be nominated for the director prize. This is the first year in which two women (Fennell and Nomadland’s Chloé Zhao) are in the running; they are only the sixth and seventh women to be shortlisted.‘It’s wild!’ Carey Mulligan and Emerald Fennell on making Oscars history | Promising Young Woman | The Guardian
Will Mulligan win? After seeing the movie, I’m glad we can put out to pasture the ridiculous notion that she didn’t look hot enough for the role (see: Is An Actor’s Physical Appearance Off Limits In Reviews? Carey Mulligan Challenges Variety Review) She should win. Fennell as director? Maybe she should. What about the screenplay? Creative, cool and timely.
The other thing that makes me think this film will win at some of these five nominations is that it fits the current trend (is that the right word?) of women getting more attention for their creative efforts, not only their acting, in Hollywood. I’ve been a fan of several women filmmakers rising in talent and notoriety in recent years.
Have you seen Promising Young Woman yet? If not, take a look, come back, and let’s discuss it in the comments below. How many of these five nominations should win? All five? One or two? None? What do you think?