By StyleWatch
February 22, 2010 07:30 PM

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Having already appeared once in Vogue, is Best Actress nominee Carey Mulligan taking editor-in-chief Anna Wintour’s advice on what to wear to the Oscars? Not according to Mulligan, who has visions of her own. “Anna said I should wear short for the Oscars,” says Mulligan. “I was like ‘No, that is so not what I had in my head when I was six years old!'” Despite turning down Anna’s fashion tip, the 24-year-old is hardly ready to attend the Academy Awards on March 7. “It’s beyond wild,” adds Mulligan, who has been nominated for her role in An Education. “I haven’t got a dress or speech planned. I haven’t got any of that stuff yet!” And while nominations may have come out several weeks ago, Mulligan admits that it really only sank in at the recent nominees luncheon. “You’re made to stand on this bank with all the other nominees like graduation, and are called up one by one to get your certificate. You just go ‘wow. I’ve actually got some written proof that this has happened!'” So does she think she can win? “It is beyond crazy to be up against Meryl Streep,” the actress adds. “She is the best actor on the planet. So it is really hard not to be overawed. Meryl Streep is the queen!” But Carey does have fans on her side, including director Quentin Tarantino, who says, “She is fantastic. I haven’t done my voting yet and I haven’t decided between her and Gabby [Gabourey Sidibe]. It is actually one of the tougher ones and I don’t think I’ll be able to choose until I’m there ready to write it.” –Phil Boucher