Julianne Moore: 'Still Alice' and 'Maps to the Stars' Golden Globe Nomations

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Julianne Moore received not one, but two nominations when the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their list of Golden Globe contenders this past week. She was nominated for Best Actress in a Drama for her role as a professor living with early-onset Alzheimer's in Still Alice. For her role in Maps to the Stars--a 'Hollywood satire about a dysfunctional showbiz family,' Moore received a nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy.

Time magazine reports that Julianne Moore reveals 'Alzheimer's from the inside,' whereas most films, documentaries, or even medical TV specials depict the disease from the point of view of the care giver or physician. They are betting on an Oscar for the actress for her role as Alice Howland.

"Quietly magnificent, Moore plays Alice the way Pablo Casals played the cello, with delicate power and masterly vibrato. She locates each sad nuance as Alice tries valiantly to hold on to her memory, her bearings, her old cunning, her family, her self. The struggle may be doomed, but she can’t stop fighting. We hate to use the O word but, come Academy Award time, Still Alice should bring this four-time Oscar nominee the honor she has so long and richly deserved, for a performance that is — and Alice might appreciate this — unforgettable," the Time report continues.

If that doesn't make you want to run to get tickets to Still Alice, then nothing will. Critics, members of the Hollywood Foreign Press, as well as members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences have no doubt had their eye on Julianne Moore since they got their hands on Still Alice. It seems a sure bet that fans will love her in it, too.

Congratulations and excitement no doubt surround Julianne Moore this holiday season. Her gifts have arrived and already been unwrapped--and unlike many other's holiday gifts, it sounds like hers may even include bonuses in the weeks to come.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.