While Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell, Viola Davis and Martin Freeman are among the stars celebrating their well-deserved Golden Globe nominations on Thursday morning, we would like to raise our proverbial glass to these double nominees.
Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo and Bill Murray each scored a pair of acting noms this year, giving them each a shot at the rare double Globes win. Once more: for Murray and Ruffalo, the nominations mark each actor’s excellence on screens both big and small.
Ruffalo, 47, is up for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for his role in HBO's The Normal Heart, as well as Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, for Foxcatcher. The news comes just one day after Ruffalo was nominated in the same categories for the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Meanwhile, Murray is being recognized in the Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, category for his starring role in St. Vincent. The 64-year-old will also face off against Ruffalo's Normal Heart co-star Matt Bomer in the Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television category for his turn in HBO's Olive Kitteridge.
Moore is nominated in both lead actress competitions for film: Still Alice for Drama (which we all expected after Wednesday's SAG noms) and Maps to the Stars for Musical or Comedy (a pleasant surprise!). The 54-year-old can also currently be seen on-screen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which was recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for Lorde's original song "Yellow Flicker Beat."
Now when it comes to a double win at the Globes, that's not something we see every year. The last star to take home two trophies for acting was Kate Winslet in 2009, when she won for The Reader and Revolutionary Road. Before that, only two actors came before her: Sigourney Weaver in 1989 (Gorillas in the Mist and Working Girl), and Joan Plowright in 1993 (Stalin and Enchanted April).
Do you think Ruffalo, Murray or Moore can snag two trophies at the Globes this year? We'll find out when the ceremony airs live on Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC.