Promising Young Woman has been nominated for five Academy Awards! The dark satire about the aftermath of a sexual assault received nominations for its director Emerald Fennell, its star Carey Mulligan, and for Best Picture among others. Fennell’s nomination is historic in that alongside Chloe Zhao, this is the first time multiple women have been nominated in the Best Director category in a single year. It also represents the fifth and sixth times in the 93 year history of the awards that a woman has been nominated for the award overall.
Promising Young Woman was nominated in the following categories: Best Picture, Best Director (Emerald Fennell), Best Actress (Carey Mulligan), Best Original Screenplay, and Best Editing. You can read our exclusive interview with Chris Lowell, one of the film’s stars, here (spoilers included, so beware!).
Be sure to tune in to see who wins on April 25 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, and check out our full nominations list here.