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Golden Globes: Idris Elba, Lily Tomlin, Mark Rylance Earn Double Nominations in Film, TV

It’s a good Golden Globes morning for Idris Elba, Lily Tomlin and Mark Rylance. They’re all double nominees this year thanks to their work in both film and television.

The dividing line between bigscreen and smallscreen actors disappeared long ago, but this year’s Golden Globe nominations reinforce the ease with which thesps now move between the media.

Elba and Rylance actually compete against each other in both of their categories: supporting actor in a feature film (Elba is up for Netflix’s “Beasts of No Nation” and Rylance for Disney’s “Bridge of Spies”) and lead actor in a limited series or TV movie (Elba contends for BBC America’s latest “Luther” pic and Rylance for the PBS mini “Wolf Hall”).

Tomlin, who has been enjoying a career resurgence at age 76, is nominated as lead actress in a comedy series for Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie” and lead actress in a comedy film for the Sony Classics indie “Grandma.”

And even many of those who received just a single nomination were high profile in both film and TV this year.

Tomlin’s “Grace” co-star Jane Fonda is up for best supporting actress in Fox Searchlight’s “Youth.” And three of Tomlin’s competitors for comedy film actress have regular TV gigs: Melissa McCarthy (nominated for Fox’s “Spy” and the star of CBS’ “Mike & Molly”), Amy Schumer (nominated for Universal’s “Trainwreck” and the star of Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy Schumer”) and Maggie Smith (nominated for Sony Classics’ “The Lady In the Van” and a celebrated part of the “Downton Abbey” ensemble).

Joining Elba and Rylance in their TV category are David Oyelowo (HBO’s “Nightingale”), Oscar Isaac (HBO’s “Show Me a Hero”) and Patrick Wilson (FX’s “Fargo”), who were also all in major films this past year.

The list continues with Liev Schreiber, nominated for starring in Showtime’s “Ray Donovan” and also part of the ensemble cast of best drama film nominee “Spotlight,” and Ben Mendelsohn, nominated for Netflix’s “Bloodline” and also earning critical acclaim for the A24 indie “Mississippi Grind.”

Alicia Vikander, another of the year’s other double acting nominee, was recognized for her work in the films “The Danish Girl” (best actress, drama) and “Ex Machina” (supporting actress). Given the breakout year she’s had, don’t be surprised if we see her soon in a splashy prestige project … made for TV.

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