Best Actress 2015: Carey Mulligan for Suffragette


The Facts

Oscar History
Mulligan has one nomination

  • Nominated: Best Actress in a Leading Role for An Education (2009)

This Year
Awards: N/A
Nominations: N/A

About the Film

Role: Maud, a working wife and mother who joins the British women’s suffrage movement of the late 19th and early 20th century


  • Telluride Film Festival – World Premiere (Sept. 4, 2015)
  • BFI London Film Festival – European Premiere (Oct. 7, 2015)

U.S. Distributor: Focus Features
U.S. Release Date: Oct. 23, 2015 (limited)
U.S. Box Office: N/A

Why? If Focus keeps Alicia Vikander’s Danish Girl turn in supporting, the distributor will give Mulligan their primary push here. The feminist message of the film should resonate with moviegoers passionate about women’s rights; in a year with so many woman-centric narratives, the film’s bound to get lots of attention. Mulligan’s reviews are stellar.

Why not? Reviews for Suffragette as a whole are only mixed-positive. Considering that the film may be the most directly political Oscar contender this year, will the motion-picture academy’s “steak eaters” find its leanings too political?


Ranking: No. 6 as of Sept. 7, 2015

More on the competition

See also:

  • Best Actress 2015: Carey Mulligan for Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Best Picture 2015: Suffragette
  • Best Director 2015: Sarah Gavron for Suffragette
  • Best Supporting Actress 2015: Helena Bonham Carter for Suffragette
  • Best Supporting Actress 2015: Anne-Marie Duff for Suffragette
  • Best Supporting Actress 2015: Meryl Streep for Suffragette
  • Best Original Screenplay 2015: Abi Morgan for Suffragette