The Proposal, Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds

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Sandra Bullock is no Meryl Streep? Says who?

Bullock scored a Streep-ian two Golden Globe nominations today, rating a drama actress nod for her surprise football hit, The Blind Side, and a comedy actress nod for her romantic-comedy hit, The Proposal.

Streep herself scored a Bullock-esque two nods, one for cooking up Julia Child in Julie & Julia, and one for bedding Alec Baldwin in the upcoming It's Complicated. Both are in the comedy-actress cagetory.

Matt Damon was another double nominee, rating nods for putting himself out there as a pudgy guy in The Informant!, and as a short-shorts-wearer in Invictus.

Drilling down into the film nominations:

Bullock is the only bona-fide Hollywood star in the drama-actress race. Her competition: Oscar queen Helen Mirren (The Last Station); Emily Blunt (The Young Victoria); and, newcomers Carey Mulligan (An Education) and Gabourey Sidibe (Precious).

As a comedy-musical actress, Bullock will face Streep, Streep and, for a change of pace, Marion Cotillard (Nine) and Julia Roberts, who was welcomed back for Duplicity.

Damon's Informant! turn has him up for comedy/musical actor, opposite: Nine's Daniel-Day Lewis; Sherlock Holmes' Robert Downey Jr.; A Serious Man's Michael Stuhlbarg; and, to the delight of fans of art-house films and/or adorable people, (500) Days of Summer's Joseph Gordon-Levitt.  

The Invictus version of Damon is up for Best Supporting Actor. His competition: presumed Oscar lock Christoph Waltz, the hated "Jew Hunter" of Inglourious Basterds; Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones); Woody Harrelson (The Messenger); and, Christopher Plummer (The Last Station).

• Tobey Maguire is not (only) Spider-Man. He's a drama-actor nominee for the post-war drama Brothers. He'll face stiff competition from Jeff Bridges, in the game for his country crooning in Crazy Heart, Colin Firth (A Single Man), the Nelson Mandela-channeling Morgan Freeman (Invictus) and some guy named George Clooney, whose Up in the Air topped the Globes with six noms.


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