JENNIFER LAWRENCE & AMY SCHUMER
These two spent the bulk of 2015 giving us serious #FriendshipGoals, and don’t expect those feelings to stop in 2016. Lawrence, who is nominated for Joy (Schumer is up for Trainwreck, both as best actress – musical or comedy), told E! News that it’s her “mission” to be sure the stars attend the ceremony in matching dresses.
VIOLA DAVIS & TARAJI P. HENSON
Regardless of who takes home the prize for best actress in a drama series, it’s certain that the How to Get Away with Murder and Empire actresses will be supportive. Like, give you a huge, get up out of your seat, walk into the aisle and clap supportive, à la Taraji at last year’s Emmys.
ROB LOWE & AZIZ ANSARI
Parks and Recreation may be over, but the bonds remain, even if former co-stars Lowe and Ansari are now pitted against one another in the best actor in a musical or comedy series race (the former for The Grinder and the latter for Master of None). The Pawneeans will reunite at the show this weekend.
GEORGE CLOONEY & BRAD PITT
They’re one of Hollywood’s most famous friendships: Clooney and Pitt starred in all three Ocean’s movies together, co-lead a Darfur charity and are known for buddying up on red carpets. But their long-term friendship was tested in 2012, when the two were both nominated for best actor in a drama, Clooney for The Descendants and Pitt for Moneyball. Clooney ended up taking home the prize – but we bet it didn’t do much to damper this pair’s relationship.
TINA FEY & AMY POEHLER
Fey and Poehler are usually on the same team at the Globes – they’ve hosted the show together for the last three years. But in 2012 and 2013, the SNL alums and best friends were up for the same award, best actress in a musical or comedy series. The stars however, aligned – neither took home the prize in the years the other was nominated, but both did win: Fey in 2008 and 2009 and Poehler in 2014.
REESE WITHERSPOON & JENNIFER ANISTON
They may have gone head-to-head for the Golden Globe for best actress in a drama last year, but there’s no bad blood between the two. In fact, when Aniston missed out on an Oscar nomination, Witherspoon (and Julianne Moore) sent her a “sweet email,” Aniston told reporters on the Critics’ Choice Awards red carpet. “They are amazing women, but you know, we’re all rooting for each other and it doesn’t take away the work that was done, it doesn’t take away any of that,” she added.
EDDIE REDMAYNE & BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH
These two Brits have been buds since they were co-stars in The Other Boleyn Girl in 2008 – but in 2015, they went up against each another for best actor in a drama. Redmayne snagged the Globe (and the Oscar later on), but there was no love lost between the two: even Cumberbatch’s parents had an inkling Redmayne would take home the prize.
EMILY BLUNT & MERYL STREEP
What would Miranda Priestly say?! The Devil Wears Prada co-stars went from first assistant and boss to competitors for best actress – musical or comedy, Blunt for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and Streep for Hope Springs, in 2013. The award went to Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook, giving us the beginning of J. Law’s most memorable awards season yet.
KATE WINSLET & EMMA THOMPSON
These two were sisters in 1995’s Sense and Sensibility, but nearly 20 years later, they went head-to-head for the 2014 best actress in a drama accolade (Winslet for Labor Day and Thompson for Saving Mr. Banks). The win, however, went to another Kate – or rather, Cate – Blanchett, who won for Blue Jasmine.