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10 stars who grabbed a Golden Globe and an Oscar in the same yearBy Kenny HerzogSpecial to MSN MoviesSome years, an actor or actress find himself or herself aboard a runaway train of glowing sentiment that makes triumphant stops at every major awards show. More frequently, a performance meets some ceremonies' criteria of excellence but lacks the supposed gravitas to be recognized by others. Hollywood Foreign Press' Golden Globes and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' annual Academy Awards represent film and TV's foremost benchmarks of greatness. They also tend to epitomize the subjective rift in opinion over what makes great art. The Globes offers such a wide range of acknowledgment -- trophies are handed out for dramas, comedies, miniseries, musicals and so on -- that the selections can be viewed as either broadly token or democratically precise. Either way, the night's winners fuel rampant speculation over impending Oscar results, which typically skew toward so-deemed "serious" works.This year's Globes broadcast, which airs Jan. 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC, boasts a number of buzzy nominees whom Academy voters may well be scouting closely. There's Jessica Chastain in "Zero Dark Thirty," John Hawkes in "The Sessions" and Jennifer Lawrence for "Silver Linings Playbook," to cite a few underdogs. And then there are the usual suspects: Helen Mirren ("Hitchcock"), Daniel Day-Lewis ("Lincoln") and Denzel Washington ("Flight"), among other safe-bet icons. But the reality is, hardly any will take home both a Globe and an Oscar. That kind of unanimous anointment occurs only amid a perfect storm of critical approval, popular favor and underwhelming opposition. Which isn't to say it won't happen. To wit, here are 10 movie stars who've swept awards season's most significant pair of prizes for a singular role. Or, in one exceptional case, for two different parts (Oh, Kate). Want more TV? Find MSN TV on Facebook and Twitter.The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards will be broadcast Sunday, Jan. 13, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC.(AP)
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