There are several dozen actors among today’s list of nominations for the 2010 SAG Awards who scored double honors: everyone from The Fighter‘s Christian Bale (Ensemble Cast, Best Supporting) to Boardwalk Empire‘s Steve Buscemi (Ensemble Cast, Male Drama).
But only one among this group got the double nod for two different credits. That would be Winona Ryder, the actress who a decade ago was indelibly stamped with (the non-Mordecai Richler) version of Barney’s. She is up for Best Film Drama Ensemble (The Black Swan) as well as Best TV Movie-Miniseries Female Performance (for 12-step CBS biopic When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story).
It’s far too late to call it a comeback. Winona, MN native Ryder has been quietly rebuilding her acting resume ever since the unfortunate shoplifting episode of 2001. In fact, as far back as 2007, outlets like USA Today were proclaiming the incident to be yesterday’s retail news.
Still, we think it’s worth celebrating with, yes, a shopping trip to Barney’s. Way to go Winona! You’ve proven once again that in Hollywood, there are never bad endings. Just sometimes awkward bridges to sequels.
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