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Golden Globes nominations released

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On the heels of yesterday’s post about the AFI naming the best films and TV of the year, along with the slew of critics’ awards lists being released, comes even bigger news: The nominations for the 68th annual Golden Globes, coming this January, have been released.

Of them, there are a lot of surprises. The Globes are known for giving love to some atypical choices, but this year is odd even by their standards. Burlesque up for Best Picture (Comedy or Musical)? Johnny Depp nominated twice for best actor, for Alice In Wonderland and The Tourist? Red for best picture? Otherwise, pretty standard stuff; all five of the Best Drama nominees are shoo-ins for the Oscars.

And the nominees (in major categories, anyway) are…

Best Motion Picture – Drama
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The King’s Speech
The Social Network

Best Performance By An Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Halle Berry – Frankie and Alice
Nicole Kidman – Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence – Winter’s Bone
Natalie Portman – Black Swan
Michelle Williams – Blue Valentine

Best Performance By An Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network
Colin Firth – The King’s Speech
James Franco – 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling – Blue Valentine
Mark Wahlberg – The Fighter

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Alice In Wonderland
Burlesque
The Kids Are All Right
Red
The Tourist

Best Performance By An Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Annette Bening – The Kids Are All Right
Anne Hathaway – Love And Other Drugs
Angelina Jolie – The Tourist
Julianne Moore – The Kids Are All Right
Emma Stone – Easy A

Best Performance By An Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical

Johnny Depp – Alice in Wonderland
Johnny Depp – The Tourist
Paul Giamatti – Barney’s Version
Jake Gyllenhaal – Love And Other Drugs
Kevin Spacey – Casino Jack

For the complete list, click here.