The 2024 Golden Globes are Sunday, Jan. 7 and Carey Mulligan is among the actresses that have been honored with a nomination. Her performance as Felicia Montealegre, the famous film and stage actress, in Maestro was transcendent. Montealegre was serious about her craft just as her husband, acclaimed American composer Leonard Bernstein, was but their love is a story all its own in the film.
Mulligan captures the joie de vivre of Felicia's youth on the outset of her career as she begins to fall for Lenny, becomes aware of the sheer space he takes up, and adjusts to make room for herself. And when it's clear that her husband cannot live up to the letter of their agreement which required discretion when it comes to his dalliances, Mulligan's simmering anger which explodes when pushed is captivating. There's also a well of love that exudes from her as Felicia even in her character's most trying times with her husband and, by the end of the movie, as her health declines you can see the light we saw in the beginning fade even as her heart remains with him and their children.
It is not surprising that Mulligan is up for Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama. Her performance speaks for itself and, if you haven't seen it, you should stream Maestro on Netflix. But this is not the first time the actress has been nominated for a Golden Globe; it's her fourth. She's yet to win but perhaps 2024 may be her year.
Here's where you can stream Carey Mulligan's previous Golden Globe nominated films and what they're about:
Mulligan's first Golden Globe nom (Best Actress in a Motion Picture-Drama) came for An Education. In the 2009 coming-of-age film, she plays Jenny Mellor, a 16 year old with a bright future whose path forward in life is put at risk by the older man who strikes up a romantic relationship with her. The movie is set in the '60s as Jenny holds tight to her dream of attending Oxford. The actress was also nominated for an Academy award (Best Actress) for the role.
Unfortunately, the film isn't available to stream with a subscription, however, it is available to rent on Prime Video, Apple TV, and Vudu for $3.99.
Promising Young Woman
In 2020, 11 years after her first nomination, Mulligan received a nod once again for Best Actress in a Motion Picture-Drama, this time for Promising Young Woman. The film written, co-produced, and directed by Emerald Fennell, is a feminist, black comedy, thriller about a young woman named Cassie Thomas who gets revenge against men who try to take advantage of her. Mulligan was also nominated for another Academy award for Best Actress as well.
The film is available to watch on Freevee, Amazon's free ad-supported streaming service.
Two years later, in 2022, Mulligan starred in She Said opposite Zoe Kazan (Jodi Kantor). Her portrayal of Megan Twohey, one half of the reporting duo who exposed Harvery Weinstein's long history of sexual misconduct and abuse against the women in his orbit, earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress - Motion Picture. The film follows Twohey and Kantor's New York Times investigation and is based on the real life reporters' book by the same name.
The movie is available to stream on Prime Video for subscribers and can be rented for $3.99 on Youtube, Vudu, Google Play Movies, and Apple TV.