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Video: Golden Globe nominees announced

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updated 12/14/2010 12:42:11 PM ET 2010-12-14T17:42:11

The 2011 Golden Globe nominations have been announced with quite a few surprises and, as always, some serious snubs.

In the film category, the biggest surprise might be the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s (HFPA) love for the critically panned (and little seen) “The Tourist,” which earned nominations for both of its stars, Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. The actor also earned a nod in the same category for his role as The Mad Hatter in “Alice In Wonderland.” “The Tourist” was also nominated for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical. Some are questioning if the HFPA is hoping to amp up the star power for the big night with appearances at the ceremony by these two actors. The film was critically-panned.

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Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway’s duel nominations for “Love and Other Drugs,” also came as surprise. Will the duo’s Golden Globe heat continue through the award season and lead to Oscar nominations for the onscreen pair?

“Spider-Man’s” new leading lady, Emma Stone, woke up to good news on Tuesday with a well deserved, but surprising, nomination for “Easy A” in the Best Actress – Comedy or Musical category.

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Other surprises in the movie categories included, a nod for the Bruce Willis/Helen Mirren starrer “Red,” which was neither critically acclaimed nor a major hit, Kevin Spacey in “Casino Jack” and “Burlesque,” which was not well received by critics, but was a crowd-pleaser to many. The Christina Aguilera and Cher musical also scored two song nominations for “Bound To You” and “You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me.” To its credit, it was the only true “musical” released in the past year, and it was certainly not the bomb of “Showgirls” proportions, which many were worried it might have been.

As for movie snubs, the cast of “Inception,” including Leonardo DiCaprio was entirely left out in the cold on Tuesday, as was the cast of the Coen brothers’ “True Grit.”

Hollywood was also buzzing about Justin Timberlake’s possible nomination for his role in “The Social Network,” but the singer-turned-actor failed to get the early morning call (his deserving co-star, Andrew Garfield, the future Spider-Man, was nominated in the Supporting Actor, Drama film category). Will Justin be ignored for the rest of the awards show season?

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James Franco might have scored a nod for “127 Hours,” but director Danny Boyle was also ignored by the HFPA.

The Globes also dished out its fair share of small screen surprises and snubs too.

AMC continued its strong awards show presence of recent years with their new zombie series, “The Walking Dead,” which earned a surprise nomination for Best Television Series – Drama. HBO’s newcomer “Boardwalk Empire” is also considered a Globe surprise with three nominations.

Other TV nomination surprises included acting nods for Scott Caan in “Hawaii Five-O,” Julia Stiles’ short guest starring gig on “Dexter” (albeit, John Lithgow won for a similar role last year) and Piper Perabo for USA’s new series “Covert Affairs.”

Tuesday’s Globe nominations also served up quite a few TV snubs. Steve Carell scored a nomination for NBC’s “The Office,” but neither the show nor any of its other actors were recognized. Other NBC favorites “Parks and Recreation,” “Community” and critic-darling “Friday Night Lights” were also shut out.

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“Mad Men’s” Jon Hamm and Elizabeth Moss were nominated, but January Jones – who has been nominated for the past two years – failed to get any Globe love this morning. Could the show’s new Betty Draper new storyline (divorced from Don and in another miserable marriage) be responsible?

“Breaking Bad’s” Aaron Paul won this year’s Emmy Award in the supporting actor category, but the actor was passed over completely by the Globes on Tuesday. His co-star Bryan Cranston was, however, nominated.

Vanessa Williams’ new role on “Desperate Housewives,” which many feel breathed new life into the long-running ABC series, was also ignored by the HFPA.

The shut outs continued for HBO’s always-phenomenal “True Blood,” “Grey’s Anatomy” (which many say is in the midst of a renaissance), and fan favorite “Lost,” which was completely passed over for its final season.

Will Angelina Jolie show up with Brad Pitt on her arm? Does Johnny Depp’s double nominations hurt his chances of walking away with a Globe? And, will “Mad Men” continue its award show dominance for yet another year? All will be decided live on NBC on January 16, when the Golden Globes take place with host Ricky Gervais.

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  1. 'The King's Speech'

    British monarchy tale "The King's Speech" led Golden Globe contenders Tuesday with seven nominations, including best drama and acting honors for Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush. Firth plays King George VI with Bonham Carter as his devoted wife, the late Queen Mum. Rush plays the speech therapist who helps the King overcome the stammer and lead his people through the dark days of World War II. (The Weinstein Company) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. 'The Fighter'

    Christian Bale, left, is already being talked about as a favorite for the best supporting actor Oscar. He plays Dickie Eklund, brother and trainer to boxer Mark Wahlberg in "The Fighter." Both men received Golden Globes nominations. (Paramount Pictures) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. 'The Social Network'

    Andrew Garfield, Joseph Mazzello, Jesse Eisenberg and Patrick Maple are seen in a scene from "The Social Network," which traces the birth of Facebook. Eisenberg and Garfield are nominated for acting honors, and the film tied with "The Fighter" for second-most nominations overall, just one behind "The King's Speech." (Merrick Morton / Columbia Pictures) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. 'Black Swan'

    Natalie Portman, shown, and Mila Kunis play competing ballerinas in "Black Swan." Both received acting nominations. (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. 'Inception'

    The dream-swirled word of "Inception," starring Leonardo DiCaprio, intrigued and confused many viewers. The film was nominated for best drama. (Warner Bros.) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. '127 Hours'

    James Franco is up for an acting Globe for his work as Aron Ralston, a hiker who becomes trapped and must take desperate measures to free himself. (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. 'The Tourist'

    Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp star in "The Tourist." Many Globes observers found it odd that the film was nominated for best musical or comedy motion picture, as it is neither. Both stars also received acting nominations, as did Depp for "Alice in Wonderland." (Columbia Pictures) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. 'Burlesque'

    One of the odder nominees was the far-from-critically-acclaimed "Burlesque," starring Christina Aguilera and Cher. It made the nomination list in the best musical or comedy motion picture category. (Screen Gems) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. 'The Kids Are All Right'

    "The Kids Are All Right" was a hit at the Sundance Film Festival. The film is up for best musical or comedy and stars Annette Bening, left, and Julianne Moore are both up for acting Globes. (Focus Features) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. 'Love and Other Drugs'

    Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal are both up for acting Globes for their romantic comedy, which features Gyllenhaal as a Viagra salesman. (20th Century Fox) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. 'Casino Jack'

    Kevin Spacey, left, with Barry Pepper, is nominated for acting honors for his role as disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff in "Casino Jack." (Metropolitan) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. 'Winter's Bone'

    "Winter's Bone" may be one of the least-seen nominees, but ever since its release it's been talked about as an award favorite. Jennifer Lawrence stars as a young woman in the Ozarks who must try to locate her bail-jumping, meth-making dad in order to save her humble home. (ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps'

    Michael Douglas was nominated for an acting Globe for reprising his role as tycoon Gordon Gekko in the sequel to 1987's "Wall Street." Douglas is battling advanced throat cancer. (20th Century Fox) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. 'Toy Story 3'

    Buzz Lightyear, Woody and pals are back in the third "Toy Story" movie," which is nominated for best animated film. All three films in the series have been critically acclaimed. (Disney/Pixar) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. '30 Rock'

    Jack McBrayer, left, and Alec Baldwin are shown in a scene from "30 Rock." The series was nominated for best television musical or comedy series, and Baldwin and Tina Fey are up for acting Globes. (NBC) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. 'Boardwalk Empire'

    "Boardwalk Empire," HBO's epic drama about Prohibition bootleggers, is up for best dramatic series, with star Steve Buscemi also nominated for an acting award. (HBO) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. 'Mad Men'

    "Mad Men" remains an awards favorite. It's nominated for best dramatic television series, and star Jon Hamm, center, is also up for an acting honor. (AMC) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. 'Glee'

    Popular musical comedy show "Glee" is up for a Globe, and stars Jane Lynch and Matthew Morrison are nominated for acting honors. (Fox) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. 'The Big C'

    Laura Linney has been nominated for an acting Globe for her role in "The Big C," Showtime's series about a suburban mother dealing with cancer. (Showtime) Back to slideshow navigation
  20. 'Temple Grandin'

    Claire Danes is an early favorite to win a miniseries or movie acting award for playing the lead role in "Temple Grandin," HBO's true-to-life film based on the life of an autistic woman who revolutionized practices for the humane handling of livestock. (HBO) Back to slideshow navigation
  21. 'The Good Wife'

    "The Good Wife," in which Julianna Margulies plays a lawyer whose public-servant husband was involved in a sex scandal, is nominated for best television drama, with Margulies up for an acting honor as well. (CBS) Back to slideshow navigation
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