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The King’s Speech, The Social Network Lord over Golden Globe Nominees

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The British monarchy drama The King’s Speech grabbed seven Golden Globe nominations to lead all films, while Facebook-genesis saga The Social Network and the bruising boxing tale The Fighter, which earned four acting nominations, followed with six nods. Crowd favourites Black Swan, Inception and The Kids are All Right continued their impressive run, picking up four honours each, joining the glittering array of this year’s nominated performances, announced early Tuesday morning by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).

Naturally, there are noteworthy snubs and surprises. Johnny Depp received two nominations, for his comedic roles in Tim Burton’s dazzling blockbuster Alice in Wonderland and in the recent box-office bummer, The Tourist, which also brought a nod to leading lady Angelina Jolie.

Both those movies are in the running as Best Comedy or Musical Film (though this year there was a noticeable absence of song-and-dance movies, excepting the Cher and Christina Aguilera vehicle, Burlesque). The other nominees are The Kids Are All Right and Red (!) Meanwhile, bonafide awards season contenders True Grit and Toy Story 3 were basically shut out. So too were Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo of Kids. Here are the motion picture nominees. For the complete list, including this year’s television contenders, visit goldenglobes.org. The awards will be presented Sunday, January 16.

Best Picture — Drama:
Black Swan
The Fighter
The King’s Speech
The Social Network

Best Picture — Musical or Comedy:
Alice in Wonderland
The Kids Are All Right
The Tourist

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 — Drama:
Halle Berry, Frankie and Alice
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

Best Actor — Musical or 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 Actress — Musical or 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 Supporting Actor:
Christian Bale, The Fighter
Michael Douglas, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Andrew Garfield, The Social Network
Jeremy Renner, The Town
Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech

Best Supporting Actress:
Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech
Mila Kunis, Black Swan
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

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

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  • Mai

    Why cast Colin Firth (gorgeous as he is) in this role? He looks nothing like George VI. My dog looks more like the king than Firth The King was fine-featured and small-boned, whereas Colin Firth is a big strapping man with a meaty face.
    There will be those who say it doesn’t matter, that it doesn’t need to be an exact impersonation, but it is a jarring note for those who have seen pictures of George VI, and spoils what could otherwise be a very satisfying film.