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Every year is a balancing act for actors looking to make a splash during awards season. On the one hand, each performer wants to increase their visibility and relevance by releasing more than one film featuring strong acting. On the other hand, they don't want to split votes with the Academy by competing against themselves during campaign season. It's tricky, but there is a third option: dual nominations. It's been six years since Cate Blanchett was nominated for both "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" and "I'm Not There," the last actor to pull off two acting nominations in the same year. Yet 2013 features a strong group of candidates looking to earn two nods from Oscar. These are the top five eligible candidates: Tom HanksFilms: "Captain Phillips," "Saving Mr. Banks"This is absolutely, undoubtedly, no questions about it, Tom Hanks' year... to be nominated. After a few recent misfires ("Larry Crowne »

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