The Golden Globes good news came twice for Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock, Anna Paquin and Matt Damon on Tuesday morning.
In a rare honor, Meryl Streep has been nominated against herself in the same category. The distinguished actress has earned two best performance by an actress in a motion picture – comedy or musical – nominations for “Julie & Julia” and “It’s Complicated.”
Box-office queen Sandra Bullock was also double nominated, one for the romantic comedy “The Proposal,” where she’ll be competing against Meryl’s two nominations, and another for her role in “The Blind Side in the” dramatic acting category.
Matt Damon also played double duty on Tuesday for his comedy and dramatic acting talents. He was nominated for his supporting role in the Clint Eastwood-directed “Invictus” and also for his comedic skills in “The Informant!”
Quentin Tarantino and Jason Reitman also received double nominations on Tuesday — for best director and best screenplay. Quentin received his nod for “Inglorious Basterds” and Jason’s was for “Up In The Air,” which earned the most nominations of the year.
On the TV side, Anna Paquin scored a double nomination also. First for her role as Sookie Stackhouse on HBO’s “True Blood” and also for her role in “The Courageous Heart Of Irena,” in the best performance in a mini-series or motion picture made for television category.
In the music categories, James Horner received two nominations — one for best original score for “Avatar” and another for best original song in a motion picture for “I Will See You,” also in “Avatar.”
All of the winners will be announced on January 17, 2010 at the 67th Annual Golden Globes Awards on NBC.