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  • AMG
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    Results from previous polls:

    #1: Bradley Cooper = 30% Vs. Leonardo DiCaprio = 70%
    #2: Amy Adams = 65% Vs. Jessica Chastain = 35%
    #3: Annette Bening = 44% Vs. Glenn Close = 56%
    #4: Gary Oldman = 90% Vs. Alan Rickman = 10%
    #5: Michael Fassbender = 42% Vs. Jake Gyllenhaal = 58%

     Poll Six: Keira Knightley Vs. Carey Mulligan

    Knightley has been nominated twice, once each in Leading & Supporting for Pride & Prejudice and The Imitation Game, respectively. 
    Mulligan has a previous nomination as Leading Actress for An Education.

    Mulligan will appear in Far From The Madding Crowd, and Suffragette, both released this year. Both are leading roles.

    Knightley will star in Everest this year, but will likely take a break of some length from films following the birth of her child, in addition to the leading role in the Broadway production of Therese Raquin in October.
    It is rumoured she will be appearing in the film adaptation of The Emperor’s New Clothes, alongside Rachel McAdams, Emma Thompson & Richard Gere.

    But, as ever, who do you think will win an Oscar first?
     

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    Anonymous
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    Mulligan should get a second nomination before I can mention her in the same breath as Dame Keira Knightley who is almost a three-time nominee ( probably sixth for Atonement).

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    nkb325
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    Both very talented, and the fact that I voted for Mulligan doesn’t mean I think she’s more talented, I just think the two actresses are seen a little differently. I feel like Knightley is kind of scene as a movie star first, and a critically acclaimed actress second, whereas Mulligan might be the other way around. Knightley is more nominated and has been around for longer so in theory it should be her, and I also think she’s just as good if not a better actress than Mulligan (I haven’t seen much of Mulligan’s work), but I just get the sense that oscar winner Carey Mulligan makes more sense to people, I’m not sure exactly why.

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    FilmGuy619
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    Carey Mulligan, probably. Some of her more recent films seem Oscar-friendly like Suffragette and Far From The Madding Crowd. I could see them both winning eventually,  but Mulligan might win first.

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    Rooney Mara
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    Mulligan is more bold in her choices. My vote goes to her for that reason.

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    Atypical
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    Carey Mulligan

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    TomHardys
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    Knightley was in Love Actually which is a very important cinematic landmark for me hahahaha LMAO. And she’s an old crush of mine. But Mulligan will get there first, I think.

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    Malick
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    Carey Mulligan! Keira Knightley cannot act!

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    Anonymous
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    Carey Mulligan! Keira Knightley cannot act!

    Rubbish! She’s not only a better actress than Carey Mulligan but probably the best actress of her generation.

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    Noé
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    Where’s the hopefully neither option?

    I really really liked Carey Mulligan in An Education and had high expectations from her, but since then in every freakin film, her performances are so bland and insipid to me. And she has wasted so many roles than other actresses could have killed it! Argh. You know what? Knightley gets my vote. 

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    babypook
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    Well perhaps Mulligan can play a grandmother or ten year old and win. But she must be miscast first. Still, I found her perf in Shame to be more compelling than her costar.

    Knightley can stick out her underbite and spit out dialogue from a period piece, with her wig intact.

    To be fair I think Keira put in her best work to date in IG. I liked her in Silk as well, a quiet supporting role. That’s it, I think.

    Who will win first? Keira. Her name has been ghost-etched on that statue for a very long time.

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    Yeah I mean, be realistic. You are all choosing Mulligan for either the upcoming “Suffragette” or for the fact that you prefer her to Knightley. But Oscar-wise (and we need to think Oscar-wise in this poll), Knightley is stronger. Not only her performances and filmography are stronger, but her presence in award seasons, too. Mulligan is very worthy in “An Education” but she’s not in the conversation ever since (I mean, not really…).  Keira Knightley earned her first Oscar nomination at the age of 20, and was probably on 6th place for “Atonement” a few years later. Ever since she was in conversation for “The Duchess” “Never Let Me Go”, “A Dangerous Method” or “Anna Karenina” and last year she finally made a comeback for “The Imitation Game” which for she should have won in my opinion. Yes, she’s about to give birth to her child, but she’s only 30 years old, has two Oscar nominations and people feel like she’s around for ever, which kind of means that she also earned some kind of respect in the industry unlike Mulligan who’s also in the same age and couldn’t do another worthy performance after her big breakthrough one. So yes, I do think Knightley is stronger Oscar-wise. And is more beloved and respected in the industry. I do think that. Will she win first? I don’t know. We have Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey before Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio, and Oscar-winner Lupita Nyongo before Oscar-winner anyone, so I think we cannot make a sure bet in this.

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    TomHardys
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    It’s all a matter of timing. I mean how did Matthew McConaughey manage to win first than Gary Oldman for instance? Or Leonardo DiCaprio. Or plenty of others. Sheer talent won’t get you that far… I mean did anyone seriously think that Sandra Bullock was better than Carey Mulligan the year they both got nominated? There are so many factors these days: box office, cast, crew, director, competition, studios, the overdue factor, TIMING. I don’t think it’s very wise of us to predict who’s gonna win first ’cause maybe neither of the ladies wins it (and someone like Maggie Q does).

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    Yeah I mean, be realistic. You are all choosing Mulligan for either the upcoming “Suffragette” or for the fact that you prefer her to Knightley. But Oscar-wise (and we need to think Oscar-wise in this poll), Knightley is stronger. Not only her performances and filmography are stronger, but her presence in award seasons, too. Mulligan is very worthy in “An Education” but she’s not in the conversation ever since (I mean, not really…).  Keira Knightley earned her first Oscar nomination at the age of 20, and was probably on 6th place for “Atonement” a few years later. Ever since she was in conversation for “The Duchess” “Never Let Me Go”, “A Dangerous Method” or “Anna Karenina” and last year she finally made a comeback for “The Imitation Game” which for she should have won in my opinion. Yes, she’s about to give birth to her child, but she’s only 30 years old, has two Oscar nominations and people feel like she’s around for ever, which kind of means that she also earned some kind of respect in the industry unlike Mulligan who’s also in the same age and couldn’t do another worthy performance after her big breakthrough one. So yes, I do think Knightley is stronger Oscar-wise. And is more beloved and respected in the industry. I do think that. Will she win first? I don’t know. We have Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey before Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio, and Oscar-winner Lupita Nyongo before Oscar-winner anyone, so I think we cannot make a sure bet in this.

    For me it depends on the odds. If they give Mulligan 4-1, I’d place a bet on her…..

    Other very pregnant and new moms have won before, in high profile. And the break afterwards likely wont hurt Knightley, the way it did a long time ago, to Jean Simmons and other great working women.

    Nice post Vince; although, I have trouble with the concept of being “realistic”. Lol.

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    Emmys2011
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    I don´t think Knghtley will ever win. Maybe get another nomination, but that´s it.

    Mulligan seems like the one that is not gonna be a constant nominee or even in the running, but when the right movie and character come algon, she´ll take it. Btw, I still stang that she deserved a nomination, and maybe even a win for Shame. 

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