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FILE PHOTO: Biopic Roles Traditionally Lead As Award Season Begins With Golden Globe And SAG Nominations

(FILE PHOTO) In this composite image a comparison has been made between J. Edgar Hoover (L) and Actor Leonardo DiCaprio. Oscar hype begins this week with the announcement of the nominations for the 69th annual Golden Globes and the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Luise Rainer became the first actress to receive an Academy Award for her role in the 1936 biopic 'The Great Ziegfeld,' playing stage performer Anna Held. Over half of the last ten Oscars for best actor or actress have been for performances in a biopic. The trend continues this year with the nominations for actors Michelle Williams, Meryl Streep, Viggo Mortensen, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio for their roles in 'My Week With Marilyn.' 'The Iron Lady,' 'A Dangerous Method,' 'Moneyball' and 'J Edgar.' ***LEFT IMAGE***1965: FBI dir. J. Edgar Hoover looks on at Andrews AFB in 1965. (Photo by Stan Wayman//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)***RIGHT IMAGE***TOKYO - JULY 21: Actor Leonardo DiCaprio attends the 'Inception' press conference at the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo on July 21, 2010 in Tokyo, Japan. The film will open in Japan on July 23. (Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)

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