His and Her Rising Stars
In 2008, Shia LaBeouf received the BAFTA Rising Star Award. Two years later, his girlfriend Carey Mulligan has been nominated for the same, and is expected to also receive a nomination for Best Leading Actress for An Education which leads the nominations longlist at 17 mentions.
His and Her Rising Stars? It’s a little twee, sure. Twee but not Rossum. Big difference.
Standing in way of the Twee are 4 other worthy nominees: Jesse Eisenberg, Nicholas Hoult (Marcus!), Tahar Rahim, and Kristen Stewart. Apparently this honour is decided by a fan vote. So you know what that means. Carey and her little movie must compete against the Twilight Nation. And you know how they are. Twi-Hards they own the internets and texts. They’ll crash that mother-cker in their favour.
Now you know I am a freak for Kristen Stewart. So chill Twi-Hards, deep breath, CHILL. I’m not saying I like Carey more. But one day Kristen will get hers. She’ll get a LOT of it. She will do great things. Greater, more deserving things than she did this year. What’s deserving this year is Carey’s revelatory performance in An Education as well as her excellent work in Brothers. She is exquisite.
Carrie was spotted out and about in New York today. Look at those dimples!
Photos from DISCIULLO/bauergriffinonline.com