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'King's Speech' leads w/ 7 Golden Globe noms

December 14, 2010 12:33:59 AM PST
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has shown their love for a movie about the British monarchy. "The King's Speech" leads the pack for the 2010 Golden Globe nominations.

"The King's Speech," was nominated for seven Golden Globes, including best drama and acting honors for Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush.

Other nominees for the best drama category are "Black Swan," "The Fighter," "Inception" and "The Social Network."

You can always count on the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press to do things their own way.

While they recognized films like "The Social Network" and "The Fighter", movies that have received plenty of end-of-the-year acclaim, the Golden Globes also love to honor movie stars.

Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie's new film "The Tourist" may not have received the best reviews of the year, but the film and its stars all earned Golden Globe nominations.

"What happened here was a really weak year for musicals or comedies, so they were forced to put things in there. And they love Angelina and Johnny Depp," said Mike Cidoni of the Associated Press.

Along with "The Tourist," other nominees in the best-picture for musical or comedy category include "Alice in Wonderland," "Burlesque," "The Kids Are All Right" and "Red."

Depp will compete against himself in the best actor, musical or comedy category, because he's nominated for both "The Tourist" and "Alice in Wonderland."

Also nominated are Paul Giamatti for "Barney's Version," Jake Gyllenhaal for "Love and Other Drugs" and Kevin Spacey for "Casino Jack."

The two stars of "The Kids Are All Right," Annette Bening and Julianne Moore, compete against each other for best actress, musical or comedy.

Also nominated in the category are Anne Hathaway for "Love & Other Drugs," Jolie for "The Tourist" and Emma Stone for "Easy A."

The young star of "The Social Network Jesse Eisenberg is nominated for best actor in a drama, along with Colin Firth for "The King's Speech," James Franco for "127 Hours," Ryan Gosling for "Blue Valentine" and Mark Wahlberg for "The Fighter."

Nicole Kidman, who has won three Golden Globes throughout her career, is nominated again for the drama "Rabbit Hole." Other nominees in the best actress in a drama category include Halle Berry for "Frankie and Alice," Jennifer Lawrence for "Winter's Bone," Natalie Portman for "Black Swan" and Michelle Williams for "Blue Valentine."

The Golden Globes also recognized comedy and drama on television. "Glee" leads the way with five nominations, while "Modern Family," "30 Rock," "Dexter," "Mad Men" and "The Good Wife" all have three a piece.

Actors Josh Duhamel, Katie Holmes and Blair Underwood joined the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to make the announcements at the Beverly Hilton Hotel early Tuesday morning.

The 68th annual Golden Globe Awards will be presented Jan. 16, hosted by Ricky Gervais.


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