The Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning, and maybe it's just because I'm a mom who sees things with mom glasses, but there's a whole lotta moms on this list. So I just wanted to give them a shout-out for pursuing their dreams and making that wild, dangerous, amazing balancing act of career and family happen. It's hard work and we all make mistakes, but I'm inspired by the women who try.
Best Actress in a Movie: Drama
Marion Cotillard (Rust and Bone) has a toddler, Marcel, with actor/director Guillaume Canet.
Naomi Watts (The Impossible) has two sons, Sasha and Pete, with actor Liev Schreiber.
Rachel Weisz (The Deep Blue Sea) has a son Henry Chance from a previous marriage with Darren Aronofsky. (Now she's married to Daniel Sigh Craig.)
Best Actress in a Move: Comedy or Musical
Meryl Streep (Hope Springs) has four children, including actresses Mamie and Grace Gummer.
Judi Dench (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) has a daughter Flinty Williams, who is also an actress.
Maggie Smith (Quartet) has two sons, actors Toby Stephens and Chris Larkin.
Best Actress in a TV Drama
Connie Britton (Nashville) has a son she adopted from Ethiopia, Eyob Britton.
Glenn Close (Damages) has a daughter, Annie Stark, who is also an actress.
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife) has a son Kieran.
Best Actress in a TV Comedy/Musical
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) has two sons, Charles and Henry.
Tina Fey (30 Rock) has two daughters, Alice and Penelope. We just saw Alice in a recent episode.
Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) has two sons, Abel and Archibald, with former husband Will Arnett.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are also hosting the Golden Globes together! Can't wait.
Who is your favorite actress-who-is-also-a-mom?