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Hollywood Film Awards: Carey Mulligan to receive the Hollywood Actress Award for “Suffragette”

Carey Mulligan Suffragette
Carey Mulligan is one of many ladies fighting it out this year for a Best Actress nomination at the Oscars, but the 19th annual Hollywood Film Awards have seen fit to give her a potential leg up in the race. Yes, she’s being honored with the Hollywood Actress Award for her performance in Suffragette. Being given this honor sets her apart in terms of precursor attention, and that’s always a factor. Mulligan is the best part of that movie, so this will surely remind folks of that. It remains to be seen if she can crack the lineup or not, but this is a step in the right direction and could suggest exciting things to come on the precursor circuit for her…

Here’s part of the press release once again announcing this honor:

Academy Award-nominated actress Carey Mulligan will be honored with the “Hollywood Actress Award” for Suffragette…The “19th Annual Hollywood Film Awards” will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, on November 1, 2015. The Hollywood Film Awards, the official launch of the awards season®, has recognized excellence in the art of cinema and filmmaking for 18 years, honoring some of the world’s biggest stars. More than one hundred honorees have gone on to garner Oscar nominations and wins.

Mulligan will receive the “Hollywood Actress Award” for her role as Maud Watts in the Focus Features film, Suffragette. As Watts, Mulligan leads the early feminist movement in the United States, also starring Meryl Streep and Helena Bonham Carter.

Academy Award nominated actress Carey Mulligan is one of Hollywood’s most versatile actresses. She is widely known for her role in An Education which garnered her multiple award nominations. In 2014, she made her West End stage debut starring alongside Bill Nighy and Matthew Beard in a revival of David Hare’s Olivier Award-winning play Skylight, directed by Stephen Daldry. This year, the same team reconvened to stage the production on Broadway, for which Mulligan received Drama League, Drama Desk and Tony Award nominations. This October, Mulligan will star in Suffragette, directed by Sarah Gavron. The film chronicles the true story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement in England – women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. Mulligan plays the lead role of Maud opposite Helena Bonham Carter, Anne-Marie Duff and Meryl Streep. Focus Features will release Suffragette on October 23rd, 2015.

Congrats again to Ms. Mulligan!

About Joey Magidson

A graduate of Stony Brook University (where he studied Cinema and Cultural Studies), resides in Brooklyn, New York. He contributes to several other film-related websites and is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

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