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It's really complicated: Can Meryl Streep beat herself at the Golden Globes?

December 28, 2009 |  6:57 am

Meryl Streep It's complicated Julie and Juilia

Meryl Streep is a Golden Globes darling, reigning with the most nominations (25) and wins (six — tied with Jack Nicholson), but she confronts hefty competition in the race for best musical/comedy actress: herself. She's nominated for "It's Complicated" and "Julie & Julia."

While the Oscars forbid actors to be nominated twice in one category, double whammies have occurred several times at past Globes. Leonardo DiCaprio reaped dueling bids for "The Departed" and "Blood Diamond" in 2006. He lost to Forest Whitaker ("Last King of Scotland"). Barbara Harris was nommed twice for best comedy/musical actress of 1976 for "Family Plot" and "Freaky Friday." Diva Barbra Streisand ("A Star Is Born") upstaged all mere mortals.

But take heart, Streep fans! Just because she's listed twice doesn't automatically mean she'll split her votes and lose. Tim Robbins was nominated twice in the contest for best comedy/musical actor of 1992, triumphing for "The Player" over his rival bid for "Bob Roberts."

Photos and credits, from left: "It's Complicated" (Universal); "Julie & Julia" (Columbia)


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The Unstoppable and Unsinkable Meryl Streep will win it for Julie & Julia, all the way to the Big O in March. She deserves it more than anyone else. I'm just happy that this is her year!

Pleaseee! She didnt won last year over Sally Hawkins¿?, I think Marion will win for split votes...

Angela Lansbury also has 6 Golden Globes (2 for movies, 4 for TV).
I really don't see anyone winning over Streep this year.

Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia should crush the competition (including herself in "It's Complicated" as good as she was in it.) A brilliant performance and I'm very much looking forward to her classic acceptance award speeches.



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