Julia Louise Dreyfus racks up two Golden Globe nominations

"Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)

It was quite the loud morning for Julia Louis-Dreyfus — the actress collected two Golden Globes nominations, one for her turn as narcissistic Vice President Selina Meyer on HBO's "Veep," as well as one for her role as a divorced single parent who finds love again in the comedy feature "Enough Said."

Being recognized for "Veep" is something the actress is used to — she was nominated for the role last year and took home the Emmy earlier this year. "Working on 'Veep' ... it just makes me happy. We have a camaraderie that is just unsurpassed."

And with another season of the satirical political comedy currently in production on a third season — "You'll see Selina campaigning to be the nominee and what that means in terms of her trying to define her as a candidate. ... Needless to say, it won't go very well!" she said — Louis-Dreyfus, if her luck continues, will likely experience more "Veep" recognition.

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So now she's trying to take a moment to recognize the pleasant juncture where her movie and TV life are meeting up — an experience she feels more ready to appreciate at this stage in her life.

"There's no doubt about it in my mind that there's something special at play," she said. "It's really nice to experience this now ... only because I know what a miracle it is and how fleeting these things are. It's a pure joy to have this experience under my belt to enjoy in this moment. That's the truth."

In speaking of her role in the sweet yet melancholy comedy "Enough Said," Louis-Dreyfus pointed to writer-director Nicole Holofcener for its resonance.

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"This role was so beautifully written and crafted by Nicole," Louis-Dreyfus said. "I am forever grateful to her for her ... her art. She is an artist. And I'm so glad she let me do this. This story and these characters were so defined and so human on the page that doing them just made the whole piece. It was a hard work for sure, but it was a labor of love. And I am forever grateful. Truly, forever grateful. Honestly, it was such a personal journey. A very personal, jubilant journey."

The film has built awards momentum since its release, and it stands as one of the last projects starring the late James Gandolfini. She hopes people don't lose sight of that.

"Wasn't Jim good in it?" she asked. "He was so beautiful. So sweet. I was so glad he was recognized for SAG. its a great, great thing."

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