Yesterday’s Golden Globe nominations were full of surprises with a few actors becoming multiple nominees. Sandra Bullock, Matt Damon, and Meryl Streep all received two acting nods for their work this year, but Streep went one step further. She’s nominated twice in the same category, which means she’s literally her biggest competition.
Meryl Streep is nominated in the Best Comedic Performance by an Actress category for her roles in It’s Complicated and Julie & Julia. Her competition comes in the form of Bullock from The Proposal, Julia Roberts from Duplicity, and Marion Cotillard from Nine. With two slots occupied by Streep her chances of winning the award are obviously doubled. Her only real competition might come from Cotillard, who gave a great performance in Rob Marshall‘s musical.
Over the past few years, Streep has managed to revamp her career and gain a new following of fans through her roles in The Devil Wears Prada and Mamma Mia. The majority of movie watchers these days weren’t even born when the actress won her last Oscar for 1982′s Sophie’s Choice, but they still love her. She proves that your career doesn’t have to be sidelined because of your age or sex.
Streep is a 60 year old woman, who continues to flourish in spite of Hollywood’s glass ceiling. No matter the subject matter she consistently churns out strong performances, that earn her recognition from critics, the Academy, and in this case the Hollywood Foreign Press. This would be one of the few times when it’s OK to say, “You go, girl!”
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards air January 17, 2010 on NBC.
What do you think of Streep’s same category nominations? Is she the actress to beat this year?