Charlize Theron and Jennifer Lawrence will be battling it out this awards season; both are nominated in the same category for the Critics’ Choice Awards, for Mad Max: Fury Road and Joy, respectively.
The actresses share a lead actress nomination with Cate Blanchett, Brie Larson, Charlotte Rampling, and Saoirse Ronan, but Theron won’t just see her name put in to one category; Mad Max nabbed a total of 13 nominations, including one for best actress in an action movie.
2015 has been a bit of a wild ride for Theron; after an intense relationship with Sean Penn, the couple broke things off, and rumors began to circulate that Charlize dumped Penn by “ghosting” him and never returning his calls. While she hasn’t spoken publicly about the split, she followed it up by adopting a baby girl named August. Theron was already mom to 4-year old Jackson.
“I do know that choosing to be a mom in my late 30s has been really great for me. It’s given me perspective,” Theron told W Magazine earlier this year.
Charlize recently sat down with Jimmy Fallon to talk about motherhood and said that her son–who cracks her up on a daily basis–isn’t okay with being boxed into a corner when it comes to gender roles in play. Theron says he doesn’t just go for Iron Man, he also loves the Frozen characters and plays with the dolls often.
As for Jennifer Lawrence, she’s busy wrapping up the Hunger Games franchise. The 25-year old actress said recently that she thinks it’s too soon for anyone to be talking about prequels, and noted that she wouldn’t be involved with one if it gets the green light.
“I wouldn’t be involved. I think it’s too soon. They’ve got to let the body get cold, in my opinion,” Jennifer Lawrence said.