Ant-Man was feeling 100 feet tall on Monday morning. Paul Rudd was just nominated for a Golden Globe for the first time ever, earning a nod for his dual-role on Netflix’s “Living With Yourself.”
Just a few hours after we all heard the good — and likely, overdue — news, TheWrap spoke with the actor who excellently plays Miles AND Miles in the streaming service’s freshman cloning dramedy.
“You put your heart and soul — everyone does put their heart and soul into what it is that they’re working on. It’s just nice to be included. It’s a total honor,” Rudd told TheWrap. “I hadn’t really thought about it. It’s kind of a first thing for me.”
Rudd’s had some MTV Awards love, a SAG nod, and won a Critics’ Choice Awards, but this is his first major nomination.
We reminded Rudd that he kind of stacked the decks in his favor by playing two roles. He astutely pointed out: “It could have been two fails, too.”
Touché. So which version of Miles does Rudd think earned him this chance at a fancy trophy next month?
“I don’t know,” he told us. “It seems like the second one was more fun to hang out with.”
Another clued-in point by the “Clueless” alum.
As for his chances at taking home a Golden Globe, Rudd remained modest, calling his fellow nominees “a murderer’s row.” Good reference by the baseball fan.
In addition to Rudd, Michael Douglas (“The Kominsky Method”), Bill Hader (“Barry”), Ben Platt (“The Politician”) and Ramy Youssef (“Ramy”) are also nominated in the same category.
While Douglas won last year and Hader is always a serious contender for the unserious side of television, we’re betting on Rudd come January. And if he doesn’t win for the role of Miles, maybe he’ll win for the role of Miles.
The 2020 Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Ricky Gervais, take place Sunday, Jan. 5 starting at 8/7c on NBC.