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"The King's Speech" racked up seven Golden Globe nominations and "The Social Network" and "The Fighter" came out swinging, with six each, with all three in the hunt for Best Picture and Director. "Glee" was the leader from the world of television with "Boardwalk Empire" and "The Good Wife" leading the dramas. 

"Glee," everybody's favorite high-school musical dramedy, earned nods for Best Comedy, Actor (Matthew Morrison), Actress (Lea Michelle), Supporting Actress (Jane Lynch) and Supporting Actor (Chris Colfer).

"The King's Speech" picked up nods for Picture, Director (Tom Hooper), Actor (Colin Firth), Supporting Actor (Geoffrey Rush), Supporting Actress (Helena Bonham Carter), Score and Screenplay.

Joining "The Fighter," "Black Swan" and "The Social Network" in the Best Picture field is "Inception" and "The King's Speech. Fighting for the top TV Drama prize is old favorite of "Mad Men," "The Good Wife" and "Dexter," as well as upstarts "The Walking Dead" and Boardwalk Empire."

It was an unusually good year for female leads, as evidenced by the competition for Best Actress, which pits Natalie Portman ("Black Swan"), Jennifer Lawrence ("Winter's Bone"), Halle Berry ("Frankie & Johnny"), Nicole Kidman ("Rabbit Hole") and Michelle Williams ("Blue Valentine") against each other.

Here's a complete list of the nominees:


Best Picture
“Black Swan”
“The Fighter”
“Inception”
“The King’s Speech”
“The Social Network”
 
Best Picture (Comedy)
“Alice in Wonderland”
“Burlesque”
“The Kids Are All Right”
“Red”
“The Tourist”
 
Best Director
Darren Aronofsky, “Black Swan”
David Fincher, “The Social Network”
Tom Hooper, “The King’s Speech”
Christopher Nolan, “Inception”
David O. Russell, “The Fighter”
 
Best Actress (Drama)
Halle Berry, “Frankie and Alice”
Nicole Kidman, “Rabbit Hole”
Jennifer Lawrence, “Winter’s Bone”
Michelle Williams, “Blue Valentine”
Natalie Portman, “Black Swan”
 
Best Actor (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 Actress (Comedy)
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 Actor (Comedy)
Johnny Depp, “Alice in Wonderland”
Johnny Depp, “The Tourist”
Paul Giamatti, "Barney’s Version"
Jake Gyllenhaal, "Love and Other Drugs"
Kevin Spacey, "Casino Jack"
 
Best Supporting Actor (Drama)
Christian Bale, "The Fighter"
Michael Douglas, "Wall Street 2"
Andrew Garfield, "The Social Network"
Jeremy Renner, "The Town"
Geoffrey Rush, "The King’s Speech"
 
Best Supporting Actress (Drama)
Amy Adams, "The Fighter"
Helena Bonham Carter, "The King’s Speech"
Mila Kunis, "Black Swan"
Melissa Leo, "The Fighter"
Jackie Weaver, "Animal Kingdom"
 
Best Song
"Bound to You," "Burlesque"
"Coming Home," "Country Strong"
"I See the Light," "Tangled"
"There’s a Place for Us," "Chronicles of Narnia: Dawn Treader"
"You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me," "Burlesque"
 
Original Score
"The King’s Speech"
"Alice in Wonderland"
"127 Hours"
"The Social Network"
"Inception"
 
Best Screenplay
"127 Hours"
'The Kids Are All Right"
"Inception"
"The King’s Speech"
'The Social Network"
 
Foreign Language
"Biutiful"
"The Concert"
"The Edge"
"I Am Love"
'In a Better World"
 
Best Animated Film
"Despicable Me"
"How to Train Your Dragon"
"The Illusionist"
"Tangled"
"Toy Story 3"


Best Drama Series
“Mad Men,” AMC
“The Good Wife,” CBS
“Boardwalk Empire,” HBO
“The Walking Dead,” AMC
“Dexter,” Showtime
 
Best Comedy Series
“Glee,” Fox
“30 Rock,” NBC
“The Big Bang Theory,” CBS
“Modern Family,” ABC
“The Big C,” Showtime
 
Best Actor, Drama
Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”
Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”,
Hugh Laurie, “House”
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
 
Best Actress, Drama
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Piper Perabo, “Covert Affairs”
Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men
Kyra Sedgwick, “The Closer”
Katey Sagal, ‘"Sons of Anarchy”
 
Best Actor, Comedy
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Steve Carell, “The Office”
Thomas Jane, “Hung”
Matthew Morrison, “Glee”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
 
Best Actress, Comedy
Toni Collette, “United States of Tara”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Laura Linney, “The Big C”
Lea Michele, “Glee”
 
Best Supporting Actor
Scott Caan, “Hawaii Five-0”
Chris Noth, “The Good Wife”
David Strathairn, “Temple Grandin”
Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family”
Chris Colfer, “Glee”
 
Best Supporting Actress
Jane Lynch, “Glee”
Julia Stiles, “Dexter”
Kelly Macdonald, “Boardwalk Empire”
Hope Davis, “The Special Relationship”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”
 
Best Mini-Series or Made for TV Movie
“The Pacific,” HBO
“Carlos,” Sundance
“Temple Grandin,” HBO
“You Don”t Know Jack,” HBO
“The Pillars of the Earth,” Starz
 
Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Made for TV Movie
Dennis Quaid, “The Special Relationship”
Ian McShane, “The Pillars of the Earth”
Édgar Ramírez, “Carlos”
Al Pacino, “You Don”t Know Jack”
Idris Elba, “Luther”
 
Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Made for TV Movie
Claire Danes, “Temple Grandin”
Hayley Atwell, “The Pillars of the Earth”
Jennifer Love Hewitt, “The Client List”
Judi Dench, “Return to Cranford”
Romola Gara, “Emma”

Ricky Gervais will be handling the hosting duties, for what he insists is the final time. It’s a shame really, ‘cuz few people are as funny as Gervais, and fewer still have garnered enough good will to be as mean as he is. His Mel Gibson takedown of last year--"I like a drink as much as the next man...unless the next man is Mel Gibson”—was a delight.

And when the Awards are finally presented during the Jan. 16 broadcast, handing them out to the lucky winners will be Miss Golden Globe 2010, Gia (daughter of Joe) Mantegna, star of the Nick show “Gigantic.” The crown of Miss (or very rarely Mr.) Golden Globe is conferred annually upon the daughter (or son) of a Hollywood celebrity. Past winners have included such future stars as Anne Archer, Melanie Griffith and Laura Dern.

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