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Julianne Moore, A Single Man
This is the fifth Oscar nomination for Julianne Moore, an American actress who got her start as a soap opera star in the early '80s. Previously, Moore has been recognized by the Academy for her work in Boogie Nights, The End of the Affair, The Hours and Far from Heaven.
Based on a novel by Christopher Isherwood, A Single Man tells the story of George (played by Colin Firth), a gay man living a closeted life in the 1960s. Moore lights up the screen as Charley, a former party girl who is George's best friend.