Brad Pitt is aiming to tie this Golden Globe record with a win for ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

The Golden Globes was the first major awards show to recognize Brad Pitt, giving him a Best Drama Actor nomination for “Legends of the Fall” (1994) and then awarding him Best Supporting Actor the next year for “12 Monkeys” (1995). He’s the odds-on favorite to claim a second statuette for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” which would tie him for the most wins in the category.

The Globes hardly does repeat champs here, so just five actors have won two supporting actor Golden Globes:

1. Richard Attenborough, “The Sand Pebbles” (1966) and “Doctor Dolittle” (1967)
2. Edmund Gwenn, “Miracle of 34th Street” (1947) and “Mister 880” (1950)
3. Martin Landau, “Tucker: The Man and His Dream” (1988) and “Ed Wood” (1994)
4. Edmond O’Brien, “The Barefoot Contessa” (1954) and “Seven Days in May” (1964)
5. Christoph Waltz, “Inglourious Basterds” (2009) and “Django Unchained” (2012)

Of the quintet, only Attenborough failed to get corresponding Oscar nominations (don’t feel too bad; he, of course, eventually won two Oscars for directing and producing 1982’s “Gandhi”). Three went on to win the Oscar for one of their Globe-winning performances: Gwenn (“Miracle on 34th Street”), Landau (“Ed Wood”) and O’Brien (“The Barefoot Contessa”). And Waltz is the only one to translate both into Oscar wins. Pitt lost the Oscar for “12 Monkeys” to Kevin Spacey (“The Usual Suspects”).

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The Oscar frontrunner, Pitt has been leading the pack all season, a benefit of his film having opened in July — not to mention the fact that his role as Rick Dalton’s (Leonardo DiCaprio) BFF/stunt double/gofer Cliff Booth is practically a co-lead. If he wins the Globe, he’d have the longest gap between his victories of the six at 24 years.

A nomination itself would also put the actor into a small group: He’d be the seventh to score three nominations in the category, as he was also up for 2006’s “Babel.” Only two people have more: Ed Harris with four and Jack Nicholson with five.

In second place in our odds is Pitt’s “Once” co-star and another person who’s chasing his third bid in the category, Al Pacino for “The Irishman.” Tom Hanks (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”) is in third, followed by Anthony Hopkins (“The Two Popes”) and Joe Pesci (“The Irishman”), another two-time nominee.

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