Cornish, Mulligan on cover of Vanity Fair’s Hollywood issue

Posted by · 5:30 pm · February 1st, 2010

Abbie Cornish may have received less than her due this awards season, but she at least has the consolation of gracing the cover of this year’s Vanity Fair Hollywood issue — that annual measure of the screen’s hottest up-and-comers. She’s joined by surefire nominee Carey Mulligan and teen princess Kristen Stewart, so the magazine’s canny editors clearly believe Cornish is going places.

Vanity Fair 2010 Hollywood issue cover

Joining those three ladies (far left) on the slightly less prominent foldout pages: (left to right) Amanda Seyfried, Rebecca Hall, Mia Wasikowska, Emma Stone, Evan Rachel Wood and Anna Kendrick. More at Vanity Fair.

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  • 1 2-01-2010 at 5:46 pm

    Faith said...

    Let me be the first one to (bitch and) point out the obvious. If Gabourey Sidibe was fairer in hue and/or 200 pounds lighter, she would be on that cover too!

  • 2 2-01-2010 at 5:51 pm

    Matthew Starr said...

    Can’t argue with Faith’s remark.

  • 3 2-01-2010 at 5:55 pm

    matsunaga said...

    Saoirse Ronan should be here and ditch Kristen Stewart….

  • 4 2-01-2010 at 6:02 pm

    Charlie said...

    I see white people…

  • 5 2-01-2010 at 6:05 pm

    Anna said...

    When has this issue NOT been white people? I mean, occasionally they throw in the token Jennifer Hudson or Zhang Ziyi. But they probably thought Gabby’s look would throw off the Easter colored theme.

  • 6 2-01-2010 at 6:31 pm

    Chad Hartigan said...

    Does anyone honestly think Sidibe is going to have a long, successful career in Hollywood? Have they seen any Hollywood movies?

  • 7 2-01-2010 at 6:37 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    Chad just spoke for me, I’m afraid.

  • 8 2-01-2010 at 6:41 pm

    M said...

    All white of course. The least they could do is get the right people since they going all white. Ronan should be there. Emma Stone should not. Evan Rachel shouldn’t either as she is not new.
    Stewart not really either.

    So take out those 3. Put in Ronan and they could have found some non whites also. however, it is Vanity Fair, don’t really expect anything else.

  • 9 2-01-2010 at 6:54 pm

    snowballa said...

    @chad hartigan: would it kill vanity fair to put women they WANT to see rather than listening to publicists and casting agents. gabourey, zoe saldana, freida pinto and zoe kravitz deserve mentions here.

    evan rachel wood has been around FOREVER. there is nothing new about her. reminds me of jessica biel’s addition two years ago. and emma stone has been mentioned by vanity fair THREE times and i bet you half the people in the industry can’t pick her out in a lineup.

  • 10 2-01-2010 at 7:14 pm

    Matthew Starr said...

    I agree with Snow. If no Gabby then at least Zoe Saldana.

  • 11 2-01-2010 at 7:18 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    Saldana was on the Hollywood cover a couple of years ago, actually. They’re nothing if not prescient.

  • 12 2-01-2010 at 7:22 pm

    MouseRat said...

    I don’t think Wood or Hall should be on there…..Ronan’s just too young atm…and I think Zoe was on there last year.

  • 13 2-01-2010 at 7:27 pm

    Matthew Starr said...

    It’s easy to be prescient when you check imdb and see someone is going to be in Star Trek and Avatar.

    I’ll be prescient by declaring whoever gets cast in True Grit will become the next young female star and will appear in Vanity Fair. Yep you’ve heard it here first even though we don’t know the exact person yet.

    Anyways Emma Stone and Rebecca Hall did practically nothing this year. Why not put Rebecca in there last year when she has Vicky Christina Barcelona and Frost/Nixon.

    I am thinking too much about this.

  • 14 2-01-2010 at 7:30 pm

    aaron said...

    hmm, i didn’t know that jeffrey wells was in charge of this issue.

    also, you have to admit that that picture looks like a still from a sofia coppola movie.

  • 15 2-01-2010 at 7:35 pm

    Maxim said...

    And the (coveted) award for the ‘Nicest Legs” goes too…

  • 16 2-01-2010 at 7:43 pm

    James D. said...

    Should Sidibe be rewarded for being morbidly obese?

  • 17 2-01-2010 at 7:47 pm

    Akim said...

    No, but Sidibe should be rewarded for pulling off of the best performances of lasy year!

  • 18 2-01-2010 at 8:02 pm

    /3rtfu11 said...

    “Does anyone honestly think Sidibe is going to have a long, successful career in Hollywood?”


    “Have they seen any Hollywood movies?”

    Yes and they can hire her to be the token black friend and babysitter.

  • 19 2-01-2010 at 8:10 pm

    Chad Hartigan said...

    What is this cover anyway? I didn’t know it was some kind of honor or prestige to be on it. Vanity Fair is for my grandmother. I’m sure Zoe Saldana and all the other minority actresses aren’t losing any sleep over it. It’s like complaining that Kirsten Dunst never gets the cover of Jet.

  • 20 2-01-2010 at 8:18 pm

    Faith said...

    @ James D.: but it’s okay for women to be rewarded for being borderline (or actually) anorexic?

    Other folks: Gabby has another indie film coming out with Zoe Kazan this year, plus “The C-word” on Showtime. And I have no doubt that Lee Daniels would cast her again in another film. So can we please stop bantering about how she’s “not going to have a career?!” And on that note, can some find Gretchen Mol for me?! *crickets*

    If Carey Mulligan and Abbie Cornish got spots on the cover, then she should have too solely on her the buzz from “Precious.” End of conversation.

  • 21 2-01-2010 at 8:19 pm

    Faith said...

    the next-to-last sentence should have read “…solely on her buzz from ‘Precious.’

  • 22 2-01-2010 at 8:32 pm

    Jessica said...

    I don’t even know who this Emma Stone chick is. Haven’t seen her in anything. There’s virtually one on every VF Hollywood cover who eventually builds a career of FAIL. I totally predict Stone will have that spot.

  • 23 2-01-2010 at 9:09 pm

    Sam said...

    I don’t get Abbie Cornish. I find her terribly boring and flat in affect and appearance.

  • 24 2-01-2010 at 9:10 pm

    Katie said...

    They couldn’t find a single Black or Latina actress? Really?

    This is depressing.

  • 25 2-01-2010 at 10:30 pm

    token black girl said...

    It’s like a tribute to Nazi Germany. Stay classy, Vanity Fair. Stay classy.

  • 26 2-01-2010 at 10:39 pm

    Glenn said...

    I keep seeing Charlize Theron instead of Abbie Cornish. Maybe because I’m so used to seeing Cornish with plain hair and not the big va va voom blond locks that she has here.

  • 27 2-02-2010 at 3:29 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    “I don’t even know who this Emma Stone chick is. Haven’t seen her in anything.”

    Uh, it’s not her fault you didn’t see “Superbad” or “Zombieland.” Lots of other people did, and guess what — she’s pretty good in them.

    “But it’s okay for women to be rewarded for being borderline (or actually) anorexic?”

    Anybody who thinks any of these women is anorexic has plainly never known someone with anorexia. I have. It ain’t pretty.

    My God, this post has really brought out some ugly comments.

  • 28 2-02-2010 at 4:59 am

    Theoriginal.andrew said...

    I prefer last year’s cover with Anne Hathaway, Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Zoe Saldana…

    And, is it just me or Carey Mulligan looks like the gay character of Glee with that haircut? She needs more style IMHO.

  • 29 2-02-2010 at 5:00 am

    Alex said...

    I think Mia Wasikowska is going places. She just needs to show a bit more personality.

    In 2010 she has: The Kids Are Alright, Restless (Gus Van Sant’s latest), Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.

    In 2011: Jane Eyre.

    Call me impressed. I know she’s done some stuff already but she’s kind of like a female and talented version of Sam Worthington pre- Terminator 4.

  • 30 2-02-2010 at 5:12 am

    Sam said...

    Mulligan has looked much prettier in other photos. Some of the people were photographed strangely.

  • 31 2-02-2010 at 7:45 am

    Maxim said...

    This is great picture. Love, love Annie Lebovitz’s style.

  • 32 2-02-2010 at 10:05 am

    Faith said...

    Guy Lodge: “Anybody who thinks any of these women is anorexic has plainly never known someone with anorexia. I have. It ain’t pretty.”

    You’re absolutely right. But if you think there’s not a single woman on that cover that has an eating disorder, you’re deluding yourself. I would bet $$ right now that at least two of them do.

    The point I’m making is that being too skinny can just as unhealthy as being too fat, which you know all too well. On top of the fact that most women (including healthy ones ) aren’t built like that, reinforcing negative body images and continuing the cycles of eating disorders, anorexia and bulimia.

    But rarely is scorn directed at thin women the way it is at women who are Gabby’s size.

    And again–my original point–Gabby deserves to be on there for her performance and for her buzz.

  • 33 2-02-2010 at 11:22 am

    snowballa said...

    Gabby has 2 projects coming out: “Yelling to the Sky” with Zoe Kravitz and “The C Word” with Laura Linney. So yeah, it seems that for the immediate time, she does have a cinematic future.

    @Guy Lodge: Kristen Stewart and Amanda Seyfried was featured last year. What’s your point?

    @Chad Hartigan: You really think you’re making inroads with the Kirsten Dunst on “Jet” line? Jesus, you can’t be that dense right?