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Emerald Fennell debuted her baby bump as she walked the red carpet for the 93rd Academy Awards at Union Station in Los Angeles on Sunday.

The actress, 35, looked radiant in a green and pink billowing gown and £785 trainers by Gucci at the socially-distanced Oscars ceremony, which saw her bag the Best Original Screenplay award for Promising Young Woman before tucking into popcorn.

Emerald is expecting her second child with partner Chris Vernon, which comes after she directed her acclaimed film while she was seven months pregnant with her first child, and gave birth just weeks after production wrapped in 2019.

Expecting: Emerald Fennell debuted her baby bump as she scooped the Best Original Screenplay gong for the 93rd Academy Awards at Union Station in Los Angeles on Sunday

The Crown star looked the picture of elegance in the summery, ruffled number as she gently cradled her bump while posing for snaps. 

Allowing her flowing gown to do the talking, Emerald swept her blonde locks into a simple sleek style, while she highlighted her features with a sweep of dewy make-up including bold purple eyeshadow.

The mum-to-be accessorised her look with a purple tourmaline and 2.61ct diamond pave ring, along with 18ct white gold chrysanthemum drop earrings and a 29.99ct Morganite set by her designer dad Theo’s brand.

Winner! The actress, 35, looked radiant in a green and pink billowing Gucci gown as she attended the socially-distanced Oscars ceremony

Snacking: The champ was later seen enjoying a tub of hot tub as she filmed a humorous video for the Academy's official Instagram page in their Movie Palace

Winner! The actress, 35, looked radiant in a green and pink gown and £785 trainers by Gucci as she attended the socially-distanced Oscars ceremony and tucked into popcorn

Winner! The thespian bagged the Best Original Screenplay award for Promising Young Woman

Winner! The thespian bagged the Best Original Screenplay award for Promising Young Woman

Peckish? The beauty appeared to be having a grand time as she munched on the cinema snack

Tasty! The director appeared in great spirits as she enjoyed the treat

Peckish? The beauty appeared to be having a grand time as she munched on the cinema snack

Mine! The TV and film star had her arms full of popcorn in the funny skit on the Academy's Instagram

Mine! The TV and film star had her arms full of popcorn in the funny skit on the Academy’s Instagram

Off she goes: The film executive loved the popcorn so much that she grabbed two tubs and left

Off she goes: The film executive loved the popcorn so much that she grabbed two tubs and left

Fun times: Emerald happily ate popcorn and giggled away ahead of the ceremony

Full of laughter: Emerald happily ate popcorn and giggled away ahead of the ceremony

Fun times: Emerald happily ate popcorn and giggled away ahead of the ceremony

Surprising: Emerald recently revealed she was heavily pregnant while directing her critically acclaimed film Promising Young Women (pictured with Carey Mulligan, left)

Surprising: Emerald recently revealed she was heavily pregnant while directing her critically acclaimed film Promising Young Women (pictured with Carey Mulligan, left)

UKTN have contacted representatives of Emerald for comment. 

Emerald later picked up the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, becoming the first woman to in the award in 13 years.

She didn’t prepare a speech for the win, and apologised for the ceremony’s director Stephen Soderberg for not being prepared.

In great spirits: Emerald's sister Coco and mother Louise posed in a top by her fashion designer sibling's range while supporting the actress

In great spirits: Emerald’s sister Coco and mother Louise posed in a top by her fashion designer sibling’s range while supporting the actress

Important symbol: Coco's T-shirt was also worn by Carey in the much-talked-about film

Seen this before! Carey pictured with the signature item of clothing

Important symbol: Coco’s T-shirt was also worn by Carey (R) in the much-talked-about film

She said: ‘They said write a speech and I didn’t because I didn’t think this would happen, I’m going to be in trouble with Stephen Soderbergh, I’m so sorry…

‘The only speech I ever wrote was when I was 10 – it mainly thanks Morris from ‘Saved by the Bell’. Unfortunately he hasn’t been as much of my life as I’d hoped.

‘I’m trying very hard not to cry, which is very difficult because as an English person, we don’t cry ever.’

Baby joy: Emerald is expecting her second child with partner Chris Vernon, which comes after she directed her acclaimed film while she was seven months pregnant with her first child

Baby joy: Emerald is expecting her second child with partner Chris Vernon, which comes after she directed her acclaimed film while she was seven months pregnant with her first child

Radiant: The Crown star looked the picture of elegance in the summery, ruffled number as she gently cradled her bump while posing for snaps

Lovely: Allowing her flowing gown to do the talking, Emerald swept her blonde locks into a simple sleek style, while she highlighted her features with a sweep of dewy make-up including bold purple eyeshadow

Radiant: The Crown star looked the picture of elegance in the summery, ruffled number as she gently cradled her bump while posing for snaps

Details: The mum-to-be accessorised her look with a purple tourmaline and 2.61ct diamond pave ring and white gold chrysanthemum drop earrings by her designer dad Theo's brand

Details: The mum-to-be accessorised her look with a purple tourmaline and 2.61ct diamond pave ring and white gold chrysanthemum drop earrings by her designer dad Theo’s brand

Glowing: Emerald looked lovely in her flowing gown as she attended the bash amid her film's numerous nominations

Glowing: Emerald looked lovely in her flowing gown as she attended the bash amid her film’s numerous nominations

The film star went on to thank her loved ones, while adding she was ‘mortified’ to be singled out for recognition.

She went on: ‘I have so many people to thank, I feel mortified that I’m here when it’s not just my job at all.

‘I want to thank Carey Mulligan for being not only the most talented person in the world but also the kindest and funniest, the producers for never giving up, the cast and the crew, the greatest in the world, they just made me look good and I’m so grateful.’

Becoming emotional, she concluded: ‘Finally, my family, mum, dad, Coco, my husband, Chris… Come on. Our son who did not arrive until a couple of weeks after shooting, thank God, I crossed my legs all the way through. Thank God.

‘Stephen – I hope that was alright.’

I've won! Emerald beamed with joy as she accepted her award for Best Original Screenplay

I’ve won! Emerald beamed with joy as she accepted her award for Best Original Screenplay

Glamorous gals: Emerald was presented the award by Regina King, who also looked incredible on the night

Glamorous gals: Emerald was presented the award by Regina King, who also looked incredible on the night 

Uh oh: She didn't prepare a speech for the win, and apologised for the ceremony's director Stephen Soderberg for not being prepared

Uh oh: She didn’t prepare a speech for the win, and apologised for the ceremony’s director Stephen Soderberg for not being prepared

Unexpected: She said: 'They said write a speech and I didn’t because I didn’t think this would happen, I’m going to be in trouble with Stephen Soderbergh, I’m so sorry...'

Anecdote:  'The only speech I ever wrote was when I was 10 - it mainly thanks Morris from 'Saved by the Bell'. Unfortunately he hasn’t been as much of my life as I’d hoped'

Unexpected: She said: ‘They said write a speech and I didn’t because I didn’t think this would happen, I’m going to be in trouble with Stephen Soderbergh, I’m so sorry…’

Meanwhile, the nominee was earlier seen enjoying a tub of hot tub as she filmed a humorous video for the Academy’s official Instagram page in their Movie Palace.

The beauty appeared to be having a grand time as she munched on the cinema snack, before making off with two helpings.  

Emerald welcomed her first child with director partner Chris in 2019, with the tot’s arrival first revealed when she was pictured out and about with the newborn. 

The Call The Midwife star had just wrapped filming on Promising Young Woman at the time, and revealed last month she was heavily pregnant during much of the film’s production, and gave birth three weeks after filming wrapped. 

She told People: ‘I was so pregnant and I think that really helped because in general, I care deeply, pathetically what people think about me. 

Victorious! Emerald beamed with pride as she posed backstage with her award after picking up the Oscar

Radiant: She looked in great spirits

Victorious! Emerald beamed with pride as she posed backstage with her award after picking up the Oscar 

Beaming: She couldn't keep the smile off her face as she toted the award

Beaming: She couldn’t keep the smile off her face as she toted the award

Dreams come true: Emerald was a picture of happiness as she posed with her award

Dreams come true: Emerald was a picture of happiness as she posed with her award 

Peekaboo! Emerald looked animated as she strutted around backstage with her Oscar

Peekaboo! Emerald looked animated as she strutted around backstage with her Oscar 

‘I just chose the worst possible career in every way for that personality trait. The idea of people not liking me and thinking I’m difficult, all those things, is just dreadful to me.’ 

She went on: ‘But luckily, when you’re carting around a massive baby and you’re about to give birth, you don’t have the time to be anxious. I was like a literal ticking time bomb, which I think gave me this weird power for myself.’ 

Promising Young Woman is a revenge thriller that follows the story of Carey Mulligan’s character Cassie, a barista who feels unfulfilled in her life.

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The film has so far had huge success this awards season, bagging two gongs at the WGA awards and a further two at this month’s BAFTA Film Awards.

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First-time director Emerald became the first British woman to be nominated for Best Director with her film, Promising Young Woman, last month.

New arrival: The actress is set to welcome a newborn with partner Chris (pictured in 2018)

New arrival: The actress is set to welcome a newborn with partner Chris (pictured in 2018)

Famous portrayal: The multi-talented star played Camilla Parker Bowles in series four of Netflix's The Crown

Famous portrayal: The multi-talented star played Camilla Parker Bowles in series four of Netflix’s The Crown

While the film landed five Academy Award nods; Best Picture, Best Film Editing, Best Director, as well as Best Original Screenplay and Best Actress for Mulligan, 35.

This year, the Oscars will adapt to the demands of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic for a socially distanced show that attempts to follow safety recommendations while steering clear of the virtual format other award shows have adopted. 

To underscore the changes due to the pandemic, there will be no host, no audience, nor face masks for nominees attending the ceremony at Los Angeles’ Union Station -this year’s hub for a show usually broadcast from the Dolby Theatre.

Though attendees will have to mask up when not on stage. And there will be COVID-19 testing as well as temperature checks.

And guests – Brad Pitt, Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon and Zendaya have been secured – are not able to bring guests.

Praised: The film stars Carey has landed five Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Director

Praised: The film stars Carey has landed five Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Director

There will only be about 170 attendees in all, which is far less than the 3,000 that normally attended the Oscars pre pandemic. 

In contrast with the largely virtual Golden Globes, Zoom boxes have been closed out — though numerous international hubs and satellite feeds will connect nominees unable to travel.

In order to cut down on risks, attendees have been asked to skip going to crowded places like gyms or restaurants for the 10 days prior to the ceremony. 

The show appears to be trying to downplay the use of masks, as presenters won’t wear them when on camera, but they will be required to have them on during commercial breaks. 

 

The most Promising Young Woman! Jeweller Theo Fennell’s Oxford-educated daughter Emerald, 35, went from Call The Midwife to directing Oscar-winning film in 23 days while seven months pregnant 

  • Pregnant Emerald Fennell won the Oscar last night for Promising Young Woman
  • Actress, who is expecting her second child with Chris Vernon, wowed in Gucci   
  • The 35-year-old Oxford graduate is daughter of jeweller Theo Fennell 
  • She starred in Call The Midwife and was captivating as Camilla in The Crown 
  • Also wrote Killing Eve and a Cinderella musical with Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber  

From writing acclaimed children’s books and Emmy-winning TV shows to nabbing an Oscar  for her first major film, it would seem there is nothing Emerald Fennell can’t do.

Best known to audiences as Camilla Parker Bowles in Netflix epic The Crown, Oxford-educated Emma, 35, walked the Oscars red carpet in  a green and pink billowing Gucci gown yesterday before bagging the Best Original Screenplay award for Promising Young Woman. 

It is the latest in a string of successes for first-time director Emerald, who was the first woman in 13 years to pick up the award. 

Emerald, who filmed the movie in just 23 days three weeks before giving birth to her first son in 2019, was glowing last night as she debuted her blossoming baby bump at the socially-distanced ceremony.

She previously received two Emmy nods for the second season of Killing Eve, which she was chosen to pen after friend Phoebe Waller-Bridge left to write Bond.  

Best known to audiences as Camilla Parker Bowles in Netflix epic The Crown, Oxford-educated Emma, 35, yesterday walked the Oscars red carpet in a green and pink billowing Gucci gown as she attended the socially-distanced ceremony, which saw her bag the Best Original Screenplay award for Promising Young Woman

Best known to audiences as Camilla Parker Bowles in Netflix epic The Crown, Oxford-educated Emma, 35, yesterday walked the Oscars red carpet in a green and pink billowing Gucci gown as she attended the socially-distanced ceremony, which saw her bag the Best Original Screenplay award for Promising Young Woman

It was in 2014 when Emerald sprang to fame in as boisterous redheaded nurse Patsy Mount on Call The Midwife

It was in 2014 when Emerald sprang to fame in as boisterous redheaded nurse Patsy Mount on Call The Midwife

It has been an astounding rise for Emerald, the daughter of celebrity jewellery designer Theo Fennell and novelist Louise (pictured, with her father Theo)

It has been an astounding rise for Emerald, the daughter of celebrity jewellery designer Theo Fennell and novelist Louise (pictured, with her father Theo)  

Emerald is expecting her second child with advertising director partner Chris Vernon (pictured together in 2018)

Emerald is expecting her second child with advertising director partner Chris Vernon (pictured together in 2018) 

As well as penning the screenplay, Emerald was director for Promising Young Woman (pictured, with Carey Mulligan)

Charming the prince: Emerald is best known to audiences as Camilla Parker Bowles in Netflix epic The Crown. Pictured, with Josh O'Connor as Prince Charles in series 4

As well as penning the screenplay, Emerald was director for Promising Young Woman (left) but is best known to audiences as Camilla Parker Bowles in Netflix epic The Crown. Pictured, with Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles in series 4 (right)

It has been an astounding rise for Emerald, the daughter of celebrity jewellery designer Theo Fennell and novelist Louise. 

After being educated at £39,000-a-year Marlborough College – Kate Middleton’s school – she read English at Oxford, where she was discovered by an agent while acting in student plays.   

A handful of parts in TV shows led to her breakout role as nurse Patsy in Call The Midwife and turns Hollywood films – all while writing children’s books about murder and a creepy stately home. 

International fame has now come calling, thanks to her captivating performance as a young Duchess of Cornwall opposite Josh O’Connor as a besotted Prince Charles. 

Next up? Emerald is turning her attention to the West End, having penned the book for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical of Cinderella.  

If her career so far is anything to go by, there can be little doubt that, like everything else she has done, this latest venture will too be a hit. 

Here, a look at the rise and rise of the golden girl of British cinema… 

FAMILY WITH HIGH SOCIETY CONNECTIONS 

Famous father: Emerald was born with not just talent but a silver spoon firmly in her mouth, her father being famed society jewellery designer Theo Fennell. Pictured, in 2006

Famous father: Emerald was born with not just talent but a silver spoon firmly in her mouth, her father being famed society jewellery designer Theo Fennell. Pictured, in 2006

Family ties: Emerald with her father Theo, novelist mother Louise and fashion designer sister Coco at the launch of her mother's book Dead Rich in 2012

Family ties: Emerald with her father Theo, novelist mother Louise and fashion designer sister Coco at the launch of her mother’s book Dead Rich in 2012

Emerald was born with not just talent but a silver spoon firmly in her mouth, her father being famed society jewellery designer Theo Fennell. 

Dad Theo founded his jewellery business in 1982 and built up a following of close friends and clients.

Sir Elton John is said to have dropped £200,000 in a single visit to his store one time, plus party stalwarts including actresses Joan Collins and Liz Hurley and Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood.

And she writes children’s books, too! 

What few fans might realise is that Emerald is a successful children’s book author. 

Her first two books, Shiverton Hall in 2013 and its sequel The Creeper (shortlisted for the Waterstones 2014 Children’s Book Prize), are horror stories set in a fictional stately home. 

Her third, Monsters, is a blackly comic tale about two children investigating a murder.  

Emerald's children's book: Monsters

Emerald’s children’s book: Monsters

She says, however, that she was not named after the gem, but the 1930s society hostess Lady Maud ‘Emerald’ Cunard. 

In a curious foreshadowing of Emerald’s The Crown role, she was notorious for encouraging her friend Wallis Simpson and Edward, Prince of Wales. 

Emerald’s mother Louise is a novelist, her books including Fame Game and Dead Rich. 

Family friends include Sir Elton John, Sarah Ferguson, Dame Joan Collins and Lord Lloyd-Webber.

Hardly surprising, then, that Emerald and her fashion designer sister Coco have become creative adults. 

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‘We are best friends and I am rarely out of her dresses,’ she has previously said. 

‘We’re all very close. I am so proud of Dad; he creates the most beautiful jewellery. They’re amazing. I am so lucky to have them.’

She previously revealed: ‘Mum and Dad were so glamorous. I remember them getting ready to go to parties; Mum would have an amazing beehive, and wear Dad’s gold jewellery, a Versace dress and would smell of Chanel No 5. I thought, “That is so cool.” ’ 

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After an education at Marlborough College (Kate Middleton’s school) and an English degree from Oxford, Emerald followed her mother into writing. 

Her first two books, Shiverton Hall in 2013 and its sequel The Creeper (shortlisted for the Waterstones 2014 Children’s Book Prize), were written for older children.  

However she does admit that her relationship with her parents is close. She spent four months with them at their home of Newbury when she came back from LA during lockdown last year.  

She said: ‘I’m very aware that part of my luck was that I had parents who lived in London who were able to support me. I have to work really hard because that head start that people like me get, you need to prove you deserved it.’ 

Ever the supportive gang, Emerald’s sister Coco shared a snap last night as she and mother Louise donned Promising Young Woman t-shirts to watch the award ceremony.

She posted: ‘Ready for the Oscars. All nighter go get ‘em @emeraldfennell.’

Ever the supportive gang, Emerald's sister Coco shared a snap last night as she and mother Louise donned Promising Young Woman t-shirts to watch the award ceremony

Ever the supportive gang, Emerald’s sister Coco shared a snap last night as she and mother Louise donned Promising Young Woman t-shirts to watch the award ceremony

FROM BIT PARTS AND CHANNEL 4 SITCOMS TO CHARMING ON CALL THE MIDWIFE 

It was acting in plays at Oxford that Emerald was spotted by Lindy King of United Agents. 

She bagged background roles in TV dramas Trial & Retribution, New Tricks and Any Human Heart before landing Channel 4 comedy Chickens, alongside The Inbetweeners stars Simon Bird and Joe Thomas.  

At the same time her film roles began to pick up, with the 2012 Keira Knightley-fronted adaptation of Anna Karenina marking her first major credit. 

But it was in 2014 when Emerald sprang to fame in as boisterous redheaded nurse Patsy Mount on Call The Midwife.

She was originally cast for a one-episode turn in series two but impressed creators so much she was invited to join the cast as a regular for series three. Her character Patsy was  in a secret relationship with nurse Delia (Kate Lamb).  

‘Had I known when I auditioned that there was more than a small walk-on role at stake I would have been sick with nerves,’ she previously revealed.  

And in the midst of her starring role on BBC1, she launched herself as a horror novelist for young adults, with Monsters, her third book. 

Winning performance: Emerald as Patsy on Call The Midwife. She was originally cast for a one-episode turn in series two but impressed creators so much she was invited to join the cast

Winning performance: Emerald as Patsy on Call The Midwife. She was originally cast for a one-episode turn in series two but impressed creators so much she was invited to join the cast

Chance meeting: Emerald Fennell (centre) met Phoebe Waller-Bridge (second from right) while filming Albert Nobbs, released in 2011 and starring Glenn Close as a woman who poses as a man to become a butler in 19th-century Dublin. They have been friends ever since

Chance meeting: Emerald Fennell (centre) met Phoebe Waller-Bridge (second from right) while filming Albert Nobbs, released in 2011 and starring Glenn Close as a woman who poses as a man to become a butler in 19th-century Dublin. They have been friends ever since

How ‘falling in love’ with Phoebe Waller-Bridge led to Killing Eve

Phoebe Waller-Bridge handed script writing duties for the second series of Killing Eve to Miss Fennell, while the Fleabag star worked on the James Bond film No Time To Die. 

The talented pair – both 35 – met while filming Albert Nobbs, released in 2011 and starring Glenn Close as a woman who poses as a man to become a butler in 19th-century Dublin. 

Miss Waller-Bridge had one line as Viscountess Yarrell, while Miss Fennell had a non-speaking role as Mrs Smythe-Willard. 

Before they met, the actresses were wary of one another according to Killing Eve producer Sally Woodward Gentle, who told the Times: ‘They both saw each other’s name on the call sheet and thought, “They’re going to be horrible.” And then they met each other and fell in love.’ 

Killing Eve: Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer

Killing Eve: Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer

STAR SCREENWRITER 

After quitting Call The Midwife in 2017, Emerald wrote series two of the global megahit Killing Eve, taking over from Phoebe Waller-Bridge when she left to co-write the latest Bond movie. 

Her success as a writer of dark children’s novels proved excellent practice for her season on TV’s acclaimed saga of twisted love, double-dealing and murder. 

She clearly had the time of her life, beginning with a child having his neck broken in his hospital bed and ending with a gruesome axe murder. 

These blood-spattered tales seem an anomaly coming from the imagination of a thoroughly nice woman. ‘It’s interesting, isn’t it?’ she said in an interview with Weekend Magazine. 

‘Very interesting, because it was what I felt like a lot of the time when I was writing Killing Eve, although I didn’t murder anyone in order to be able to write it!’ 

The script was a hit: Emerald received two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.

THE CROWN’S CAMILLA

Emerald is best known for playing Camilla Shand (later Parker Bowles) in the third and fourth series of Netflix’s The Crown. 

She is captivating as a young Camilla, although critics have slammed the suggestion she and Prince Charles maintained a relationship throughout the duration of his marriage to Princess Diana. 

The choice to play the role is somewhat ironic because Emerald’s father Theo was friends with Camilla’s rival, the late Princess Diana.

He and Louise remain on good terms with Duchess of York. 

The portrayal led viewers to troll the Duchess of Cornwall online and prompted Clarence House to switch off comments on its social media posts. 

However Emerald has said in interviews she hopes the Duchess of Cornwall will approve of her portrayal. 

‘She’s nosy, and she’s honest, and she’s very open about how deeply weird she finds the whole thing,’ Emerald has said of how a young Camilla viewed their relationship. 

‘I think for Charles, that is just unbelievably thrilling.’

Captivating as Camilla: Emerald in series 4 of The Crown with Emma Corrin as Princess Diana

Captivating as Camilla: Emerald in series 4 of The Crown with Emma Corrin as Princess Diana

DIRECTORIAL DEBUT

Emerald’s first major film, starring Carey Mulligan as a traumatised barista who takes inventive revenge on men who prey on girls after dark, bagged her her first Oscar, after it was nominated for five awards, including Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. 

On the red carpet last night, she told how the film, which she directed when she was seven months pregnant, took less than a month to make.

She revealed: ‘We made this movie in 23 days… We never expected it to get to this stage — I think what’s been so moving is people’s candor and the conversations it’s opened up for lots of people.’

And earlier this year, in an interview on the film’s release, she said: ‘I’ve always wanted to direct. It feels as if everything up until now has given me the tools to do that – working with many talented people. It’s been kind of life-changing.

‘I started out writing books and moved into screenwriting, and whenever I’ve been on a set as an actor I’ve been actively learning about what the director was doing.

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‘Directing seems to me to be the ultimate way of telling a story, particularly if it’s something you’ve written yourself.’

Emerald's first major film, starring Carey Mulligan as a traumatised barista who takes inventive revenge on men who prey on girls after dark, bagged her her first Oscar

Emerald’s first major film, starring Carey Mulligan as a traumatised barista who takes inventive revenge on men who prey on girls after dark, bagged her her first Oscar

On the red carpet last night, she told how the film, which she directed when she was seven months pregnant, took less than a month to make (pictured at the Oscars yesterday)

On the red carpet last night, she told how the film, which she directed when she was seven months pregnant, took less than a month to make (pictured at the Oscars yesterday)

Promising Young Woman is the blackly comic tale of Cassie, whose life is upended by an incident of sexual aggression just before the #MeToo days.

It explores the themes of responsibility, sexual power, and a woman’s right to say ‘no’. The male characters don’t come off as shining knights, but Emerald is quick to say she doesn’t regard them as unadulterated villains.

‘I’m interested in good people who do bad things and won’t admit to them because it explodes their idea of who they are. Don’t we, men and women, all think we’re nice guys?’

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Cassie trawls nightclubs and pretends to be drunk to get ‘nice guys’ to take her home. 

She waits for them to try to take advantage of her and then turns the tables, hurting them or scaring them into changing.

‘Everything we see in this film, we’ve seen in romantic comedies over the last 50 to 70 years,’ says Emerald. ‘It’s only when you look back through different eyes that you think, “Hang on, maybe this stuff isn’t so cool”.’  

SUPPORTIVE ADVERTISING DIRECTOR HUSBAND  

Although her 18th birthday was covered by Tatler – and she counts the Delevingne sisters Poppy and Cara among her circle – Emerald is now fiercely protective about her private life. 

Next up: Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella musical

Emerald’s next turn will be on the West End: as the writer of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest offering, Cinderella. 

The much-delayed show – starring Carrie Hope Fletcher in the title role – will open on the West End this summer once restrictions on indoor gatherings ease. 

Covid-safe rehearsals are underway at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, in London. 

She rarely makes public appearances with advertising director husband Chris Vernon, but the pair were snapped together at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

The couple collaborated on a short film together, Careful How You Go, in 2017, which starred Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge. 

They are currently expecting their second child, a son, which comes after Emerald directed Promising Young Woman while she was seven months pregnant with her first child, and gave birth just weeks after production wrapped in 2019. 

While he didn’t walk the red carpet with her last night, Emerald did make sure to give her beau a shout-out during her Oscar speech.

She said: ‘I have so many people to thank, I feel mortified that I’m here when it’s not just my job at all.

After thanking lead actress Carey Mulligan, she said: ‘Finally, my family, mum, dad, Coco, my husband, Chris… Come on. Our son who did not arrive until a couple of weeks after shooting, thank God, I crossed my legs all the way through. Thank God.’  

Her mum, dad and sister are currently helping to look after the baby after they formed a lockdown unit together. 

 

93RD ACADEMY AWARDS WINNERS

Best Picture

The Father

Judas and the Black Messiah

Mank

Minari

Nomadland – WINNER

Promising Young Woman

Sound of Metal

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Golden: Frances McDormand, Chloe Zhao, Mollye Asher and Dan Janvey (seen left to right) as Nomadland won Best Picture

Golden: Frances McDormand, Chloe Zhao, Mollye Asher and Dan Janvey (seen left to right) as Nomadland won Best Picture

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Andra Day – The United States vs Billie Holiday

Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman

Frances McDormand – Nomadland – WINNER

Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman

 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Glenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy

Olivia Colman – The Father

Amanda Seyfried – Mank

Youn Yuh-jung – Minari – WINNER

Sweet: Youn Yuh-jung won Best Supporting Actress for Minari

Sweet: Youn Yuh-jung won Best Supporting Actress for Minari

Best Music (Original Score)

Da 5 Bloods

Mank

Minari

News of the World

Soul – WINNER

 

Best Animated Short Film

Burrow

Genius Loci

If Anything Happens I Love You – WINNER

Opera

Yes-People

 

Best Live Action Short Film

Feeling Through

The Letter Room

The Present

Two Distant Strangers – WINNER

White Eye

 

Best International Feature Film

Another Round – WINNER

Better Days

Collective

The Man Who Sold His Skin

Quo Vadis, Aida?

Talented: Thomas Vinterberg accepted Best International Film for Another Round

Talented: Thomas Vinterberg accepted Best International Film for Another Round

Best Sound

Greyhound

Mank

News of the World

Soul

Sound of Metal  – WINNER

 

Best Cinematography

Judas and the Black Messiah

Mank – WINNER

News of the World

Nomadland

The Trial of the Chicago 7  

 

Best Music (Original Song)

H.E.R. – Fight for You – Judas and the Black Messiah – WINNER

Hear My Voice – The Trial of the Chicago 7

Husavik – Eurovision Song Contest

Io Si (Seen) – The Life Ahead

Speak Now – One Night in Miami…

H.E.R.  won Best Original Song for Judas and the Black Messiah's  Fight for You

 H.E.R.  won Best Original Song for Judas and the Black Messiah’s  Fight for You

 Best Director  

Thomas Vinterberg – Another Round

David Fincher – Mank

Lee Isaac Chung – Minari

Chloé Zhao – Nomadland – WINNER

Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman

Trailblazer: Chloe Zhao is the first woman of color to win Best Director

Trailblazer: Chloe Zhao is the first woman of color to win Best Director 

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal 

Anthony Hopkins – The Father – WINNER

Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom 

Gary Oldman – Mank

Steven Yeun – Minari 

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 7

Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah – WINNER

Leslie Odom, Jr. – One Night in Miami…

Paul Raci – Sound of Metal

Lakeith Stanfield – Judas and the Black Messiah

 

Best Animated Feature Film

Onward

Over the Moon

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

Soul – WINNER

Wolfwalkers

Dynamic: Dana Murray (L) and Pete Docter won Best Animated Feature for Soul

Dynamic: Dana Murray (L) and Pete Docter won Best Animated Feature for Soul

Best Costume Design

Emma

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – WINNER

Mank

Mulan

Pinnochio

 

Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

The Father – WINNER

Nomadland

One Night in Miami…

The White Tiger

 

Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman – WINNER

Shaka King and Will Berson – Judas and the Black Messiah

Lee Isaac Chung – Minari

Darius Marder and Abraham Marder – Sound of Metal

 Aaron Sorkin – The Trial of the Chicago 7

Blooming lovely: Emerald Fennell won Best Original Screenplay for Promising Young Woman

Blooming lovely: Emerald Fennell won Best Original Screenplay for Promising Young Woman

Best Documentary Feature

Collective

Crip Camp

The Mole Agent

My Octopus Teacher – WINNER

Time

 

Best Documentary Short Subject

Colette – WINNER

A Concerto Is a Conversation

Do Not Split

Hunger Ward

A Love Song for Latasha

 

Best Film Editing

The Father

Nomadland

Promising Young Woman

Sound of Metal – WINNER

The Trial of the Chicago 7

 

Best Production Design

The Father

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Mank – WINNER

News of the World

Tenet

 

Best Visual Effects

Love and Monsters

The Midnight Sky

Mulan

The One and Only Ivan

Tenet – WINNER

 

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Emma

Hillbilly Elegy

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – WINNER

Mank

Pinocchio

 

 

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