Just 24, Carey Mulligan earns Oscar nomination

FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2010 file photo, Carey Mulligan arrives at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Mulligan was nominated Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 for an Oscar for best actress for her role in, "An Education." The 82nd Academy Awards will be presented on March 7. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file) (AP)

February 2, 2010 1:18:19 PM PST
Carey Mulligan, the 24-year-old star of "An Education," prepared herself for Oscar nominations in a peculiar way: She watched a film about drug addiction: "Requiem for a Dream."