Unlike other awards shows, the Golden Globes are known for giving double nominations to performers in the same year. Usually the buzz from one performance can help get an actor an additional nomination, like with Idris Elba getting in last year for Best Film Supporting Actor for “Beast of No Nation” and Best TV Movie/Limited Series Actor for “Luther.” And sometimes the Golden Globes even honor the same person twice in a single category, like Leonardo DiCaprio (“Blood Diamond” and “The Departed”) in 2007 for Best Film Drama Actor and Meryl Streep (“It’s Complicated” & “Julie & Julia”) in 2010 for Best Film Comedy/Musical Actress, winning for the latter.
Here are nine actors and actresses that I believe are strong contenders for double nominations this year at the Golden Globes:
Amy Adams — The two-time winner in the Best Film Comedy/Musical Actress category is in contention for Best Film Drama Actress for both “Arrival” and “Nocturnal Animals.”
Sterling K. Brown — The newly minted Emmy winner is contending for his first nomination in Best TV Drama Actor for “This Is Us” and Best TV Supporting Actor for “The People v. O.J. Simpson.”
Viola Davis — Previously nominated in the film and television categories, she is likely to secure nominations in both fields this year for Best Film Supporting Actress for “Fences” and Best TV Drama Actress for “How To Get Away With Murder.”
Greta Gerwig — Earning a nomination in Best Film Comedy/Musical Actress for her breakout performance in “Frances Ha” in 2010, she is contending here again for “Maggie’s Plan” and in Best Film Supporting Actress for “20th Century Women.”
Taraji P. Henson — Winning TV Drama Actress for “Empire” last year, she is back to defend her title there and is up for Best Film Drama Actress for “Hidden Figures.”
Anthony Hopkins — Nominated five times for his film work, the Cecil B. DeMille recipient is looking for his first nominations on the television side as Best TV Drama Actor for “Westworld” and Best TV Movie/Limited Series Actor for “The Dresser.”
Hugh Laurie — The two-time winner for “House” is in contention for Best TV Drama Actor for “Chance” and Best TV Supporting Actor for “The Night Manager.”
Sarah Paulson — A two-time nominee for Best TV Supporting Actress, she could earn her third nomination here for “American Horror Story: Roanoke” and her first in Best TV Movie/Limited Series Actress for “The People v. O.J. Simpson.”
Denzel Washington — A past winner and last year’s Cecil B. DeMille recipient, Washington is in contention for acting and directing bids for “Fences.”
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