|Promising Young Woman|
|Directed by||Emerald Fennell|
|Written by||Emerald Fennell|
|Music by||Anthony Willis|
|Edited by||Frédéric Thoraval|
|Distributed by||Focus Features|
|Box office||$13.9 million|
Promising Young Woman is a 2020 black comedy thriller film written, co-produced, and directed by Emerald Fennell (in her feature directorial debut). The film stars Carey Mulligan as a vigilante seeking to avenge the death of her best friend who was a rape victim. An American-British co-production, it also features Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Clancy Brown, Jennifer Coolidge, Laverne Cox and Connie Britton in supporting roles.
Promising Young Woman had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2020 and was theatrically released in the United States on December 25, 2020 by Focus Features. It received critical acclaim with praise directed at its screenplay, direction and Mulligan's performance and it grossed $13 million worldwide. The film garnered five nominations at the 93rd Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress (for Mulligan) with Fennell winning Best Original Screenplay. It also received four nominations at the 78th Golden Globe Awards including for the Best Motion Picture – Drama and six nominations at the 74th British Academy Film Awards where it won for Outstanding British Film and Best Original Screenplay.