Carey Mulligan says actors who claim awards don’t matter are ‘100% lying’ and reveals she’s ‘gutted’ at Barbie and Saltburn’s Oscar snubs – following her own nomination

Carey Mulligan has said that actors who claim awards don’t matter are ‘100% lying’ after she was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in Maestro.

The 38-year-old, who has previously been up for for two Academy Awards but has yet to walk away with the golden statuette, plays Felicia Montealegre, the long suffering wife of Leonard Bernstein (Bradley Cooper) in the Netflix biopic. 

Speaking to The Times Carey admitted her ‘heart was racing’ when the live nominations were announced and revealed husband Marcus Mumford placed motivational Post-Its around the TV incase her performance was overlooked. 

Saying: ‘[The nomination] is just the coolest thing. Because it’s from your peers. It’s wicked’. 

Before insisting that actors who said awards were no where near as important as the work itself were ‘100% lying’.

Carey Mulligan, 38, has said that actors who claim awards don’t matter are ‘100% lying’ after she was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in Maestro

The 38-year-old has previously been up for for two Academy Awards but has yet to walk away with the golden statuette also revealed she was 'gutted' Barbie (pictured) was snubbed

The 38-year-old has previously been up for for two Academy Awards but has yet to walk away with the golden statuette also revealed she was ‘gutted’ Barbie (pictured) was snubbed

Elsewhere in the interview Carey revealed her disappointment at Barbie and Saltburn’s Oscar snubs, despite both being box office smashes. 

Barbie director Greta Gerwig failed to secure a nomination and Margot, who played the title character, was also passed over for Best Lead Actress. 

The omissions attracted extra attention on account of the fact that Ryan Gosling, who played Ken, did get nominated for best supporting actor.

‘I’m gutted for Greta [Gerwig] because I don’t know what else you can do as a director to get nominated’. Carey said, ‘You make a critically acclaimed film that’s also an incredible global success, and yet you don’t get nominated?’.

Carey, who plays Pamela in Saltburn, said that while she was saddened by the movie missing out on Oscar glory she was overjoyed with how it had ‘taken off’ with audiences.   

‘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’.

In one racy scene from the movie Barry Keoghan’s character Oliver drinks from classmate Felix’s bath.

It comes after actress Margot broke her silence following her Oscar snub earlier his week. 

Carey admitted her 'heart was racing' when the live nominations were announced and revealed husband Marcus Mumford (pictured) placed motivational Post-Its around the TV incase her performance was overlooked

Carey admitted her ‘heart was racing’ when the live nominations were announced and revealed husband Marcus Mumford (pictured) placed motivational Post-Its around the TV incase her performance was overlooked

Carey plays plays Felicia Montealegre, the long suffering wife of Leonard Bernstein ( Bradley Cooper) in the Netflix biopic

Carey plays plays Felicia Montealegre, the long suffering wife of Leonard Bernstein ( Bradley Cooper) in the Netflix biopic

Margot, 33, addressed the furore at a SAG-AFTRA panel discussion on Thursday. 

‘There’s no way to feel sad when you know you’re this blessed,’ she began, adding she was ‘beyond ecstatic’ with the film’s eight Oscar nominations.

‘Everyone getting the nods that they’ve had is just incredible, and the best picture nod,’ she continued. 

‘People’s reactions to the movie have been the biggest reward of this entire experience,’ she added. 

‘I can’t think of a time when a movie’s had this effect on culture. And it’s amazing to be in the eye of the storm.’ 

Some social media commentators leapt to point the finger at sexism for Robbie’s Best Actress snub – despite the fact America Ferrera was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for the same film. 

Carey, who plays Pamela in Saltburn (pictured in the movie) said that while she was saddened by the movie missing out on Oscar glory she was overjoyed with how it had 'taken off' with audiences.

Carey, who plays Pamela in Saltburn (pictured in the movie) said that while she was saddened by the movie missing out on Oscar glory she was overjoyed with how it had ‘taken off’ with audiences.

It comes after actress Margot broke her silence following her Oscar snub earlier his week

It comes after actress Margot broke her silence following her Oscar snub earlier his week 

‘Ryan Gosling, while deserving, got an Oscar nomination for Barbie while Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie didn’t?’ wrote one outraged fan on X.

‘Completely proving the point of the movie in 20 f***ing 24 you cannot make this up,’ the social media user added, referring to the movie’s feminist themes.

‘Wait Ryan Gosling got nominated for his role as Ken, but Margot Robbie didn’t get nominated for Barbie?! And Greta got snubbed for Best Director?!?! Way to justify the literal plot of the movie,’ wrote another X user, echoing the theme.

Margot has previously been nominated for two Oscars – best lead actress for her 2017 film I, Tonya, a biopic of Tonya Harding, and best supporting actress for the 2020 film Bombshell, which dramatized the story of the Fox News sex scandals.

Meanwhile Greta was previously nominated for the best director Oscar for her 2017 film Lady Bird, which marked her first time solo at the helm of a feature film.

She was also nominated for that film’s screenplay, as well as the script of her follow-up feature, the 2019 adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel Little Women.

Oscar nominations 2024 full list – see who received nods for this year’s Academy Awards

Best Picture

American Fiction

Anatomy of a Fall

Barbie

The Holdovers

Killers of the Flower Moon

Maestro

Oppenheimer

Past Lives

Poor Things 

The Zone of Interest

Best Director 

Justine Triet, Anatomy of a Fall

Martin Scorsese, Killers of the Flower Moon 

Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer

Yorgos Lanthimos, Poor Things

Jonathan Glazer, The Zone of Interest

Actress in a Leading Role

Annette Bening, Nyad

Lily Gladstone, Killers of the Flower Moon

Sandra Huller, Anatomy of a Fall

Carey Mulligan, Maestro

Emma Stone, Poor Things

Actor in a Leading Role

Bradley Cooper, Maestro

Colman Domingo, Rustin

Paul Giamatti, The Holdovers

Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer

Jeffrey Wright, American Fiction

Actress in a Supporting Role

Emily Blunt, Oppenheimer

Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple

America Ferrera, Barbie

Jodie Foster, Nyad

Da’Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers 

Actor in a Supporting Role

Sterling K. Brown, American Fiction

Robert De Niro, Killers of the Flower Moon

Robert Downey Jr., Oppenheimer

Ryan Gosling, Barbie

Mark Ruffalo, Poor Things 

Animated Feature Film

The Boy and the Heron

Elemental

Nimona

Robot Dreams

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Cinematography

El Conde

Killers of the Flower Moon

Maestro 

Oppenheimer

Poor Things

Original Screenplay

Anatomy of a Fall

The Holdovers

Maestro

May December

Past Lives 

Adapted Screenplay

American Fiction

Barbie

Oppenheimer

Poor Things

The Zone of Interest

Achievement in Production Design

Barbie

Killers of the Flower Moon

Napoleon

Oppenheimer

Poor Things 

Achievement in Sound

The Creator

Maestro

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

Oppenheimer

The Zone of Interest

Original Song 

‘The Fire Inside’ from Flamin’ Hot

‘I’m Just Ken’ from Barbie

‘It Never Went Away’ from American Symphony

‘Wahzhazhe (A Song for My People)’ from Killers of the Flower Moon

‘What Was I Made For?’ from Barbie

Original Score 

American Fiction

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

Killers of the Flower Moon

Oppenheimer

Poor Things

Live Action Short Film

The After

Invincible

Knight of Fortune

Red, White and Blue

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

Animated Short Film

Letter to a Pig

95 Senses

Our Uniform

Pachyderme

WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the Music of John and Yoko

Documentary Feature Film

Bobi Wine: The People’s President

The Eternal Memory

Four Daughters

To Kill a Tiger

20 Days in Mariupol 

Documentary Short Film

The ABCs of Book Banning

The Barber of Little Rock

Island in Between

The Last Repair Shop

Nǎi Nai and Wài Pó

International Feature Film

Io Capitano, Italy

Perfect Days, Japan

Society of the Snow, Spain

The Teachers’ Lounge, Germany

The Zone of Interest, United Kingdom

Makeup and Hairstyling

Golda

Maestro

Oppenheimer

Poor Things

Society of the Snow 

Achievement in Costume Design

Barbie

Killers of the Flower Moon

Napoleon

Oppenheimer

Poor Things

Achievement in Film Editing

Anatomy of a Fall

The Holdovers

Killers of the Flower Moon

Oppenheimer

Poor Things 

Visual Effects

The Creator

Godzilla Minus One

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

Napoleon

 

 

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