Carey Mulligan to receive honor at the Hollywood Film Festival

By Daniel S Levine,
Carey Mulligan at The British Independent Film Awards at The Brewery on December 6 2009 in London

Actress Carey Mulligan will receive the Best Supporting Actress honor at the Hollywood Film Festival, which is held Oct. 20 to 24 in Beverly Hills.

Mulligan is being honored for her most recent roles in Drive with Ryan Gosling and director Steve McQueen’s Shame, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Mulligan is one of the biggest rising stars in Hollywood, thanks to her role in An Education, which earned her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations, as well as a BAFTA award. She also starred in Oliver Stone’s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. She is also currently working on an adaptation of The Great Gatsby.

In the press release, it was also announced that Glenn Close will be given the Hollywood Career Achievement Award. Michelle Williams will get the Lead Actress Award for My Week with Marilyn and Christopher Plummer will receive the Supporting Actor Award for Beginners. The Breakthrough Actor Award will be presented to Joseph Gordon-Levitt for 50/50.

A slew of new actors will receive the Hollywood Spotlight Award, which honors up-and-commers. Berenice Bejo, Jean Dujardin, Elle Fanning, Amber Heard, Andrea Riseborough, Shailene Woodley and Anton Yelchin will all receive the award in recognition for their latest roles.

 
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