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  1. George Clooney

    George Clooney stars as a man struggling to keep his family together in "The Descendants." The actor received a Golden Globe Award nomination on Thursday, Dec. 15, for best actor in a drama. The film was also nominated for best drama and Clooney was also nominated for best director for his work on "The Ides of March." (Fox Searchlight) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Brad Pitt

    Brad Pitt received a Golden Globe nomination for best actor in a drama for his work in "Moneyball." Pitt portrays Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A's baseball team, in the film. (Columbia Pictures) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Leonardo DiCaprio

    Leonardo DiCaprio's portrayal of FBI boss J. Edgar Hoover in "J. Edgar" earned him a best actor in a drama nomination. (Warner Bros.) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Viola Davis

    "The Help" received five Golden Globe nominations and actress Viola Davis, here as Aibileen Clark, is leading the charge with a best actress in a drama nod. The film also received a best drama nomination and Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain were recognized in the supporting actress category. (DreamWorks II) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Meryl Streep

    Meryl Streep stars as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in her new film "The Iron Lady." The perennial favorite received a best actress in a drama nomination. (The Weinstein Company) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. 'Bridesmaids'

    The box-office hit "Bridesmaids" received a best picture, musical or comedy nomination. Kristen Wiig, rear left, scored a nod for best actress in a musical or comedy, but critical darling Melissa McCarthy, front right, was among the noteworthy snubs. (Universal Pictures) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo

    "The Artist" stars Jean Dujardin, as George Valentin, and Berenice Bejo, as Peppy Miller, both received acting nominations for their work in the silent film, which led all contenders with six nods. (The Weinstein Company) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Michelle Williams

    Michelle Williams received a best actress in a musical or comedy nod for her portrayal of screen siren Marilyn Monroe in "My Week with Marilyn." The film also received a best picture nomination and supporting actor Kenneth Branagh was recognized. (The Weinstein Company) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. 'The Adventures of Tintin'

    "The Adventures of Tintin" is up for best animated film against "Arthur Christmas," "Cars 2," "Puss in Boots" and "Rango." (Paramount Pictures) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Woody Allen

    Woody Allen, right, received a best director and best picture nomination for his work on "Midnight in Paris" with, from left, Marion Cotillard, Alison Pill and Owen Wilson. (Sony Pictures Classics) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Jessica Lange

    Actress Jessica Lange, left, stars as Constance and Frances Conroy, right, is Moira in "American Horror Story." The FX series received a best television drama nomination and Lange was nominated for best supporting actress in a TV series, miniseries or movie. (FX) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Steve Buscemi

    "Boardwalk Empire" star Steve Buscemi, who portrays Enoch 'Nucky' Thompson on the HBO series, is up for best actor in a TV drama. The show is also nominated. (HBO) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. 'Modern Family'

    ABC's "Modern Family" will be taking on "Enlightened," HBO; "Episodes," Showtime; "Glee," Fox; and "New Girl," Fox, in the Golden Globe category of best TV series, musical or comedy. (ABC) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Zooey Deschanel

    Actress Zooey Deschanel stars as Jess in the new Fox comedy "New Girl" and her work received a best actress nomination along with the show's nod. (Fox) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. Johnny Galecki

    Johnny Galecki is Leonard on "The Big Bang Theory." The actor received a nomination in the musical or comedy category. (CBS) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. 'Downton Abbey'

    PBS' period ensemble drama "Downton Abbey," set during WWI at an English estate, is nominated for best television miniseries or movie. It's up against "Cinema Verite," HBO; "The Hour," BBC America; "Mildred Pierce," HBO; and "Too Big to Fail," HBO. (PBS) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. Claire Danes

    Claire Danes stars as Carrie Mathison, a C.I.A. officer with suspicions about a Marine who is rescued in Afghanistan after spending eight years in captivity, on the Showtime series "Homeland." Danes received a best actress in a TV drama nomination. Actor Damian Lewis and the show are also nominated. (Showtime) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. Peter Dinklage

    Actor Peter Dinklage is Tyrio Lannister in the HBO series "Game of Thrones." He received a supporting actor nomination along with the show's best drama nod. (HBO) Back to slideshow navigation
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Golden Globe Award nominees, from left, Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, George Clooney and Michelle Williams.
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updated 12/15/2011 9:25:12 AM ET 2011-12-15T14:25:12

Film and television nominees for the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif.:

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Picture, Drama: "The Descendants," "The Help," "Hugo," "The Ides of March," "Moneyball," "War Horse."

Picture, Musical or Comedy: "50/50," "The Artist," "Bridesmaids," "Midnight in Paris," "My Week with Marilyn."

Actor, Drama: George Clooney, "The Descendants"; Leonard DiCaprio, "J. Edgar"; Michael Fassbender, "Shame"; Ryan Gosling, "The Ides of March"; Brad Pitt, "Moneyball."

Actress, Drama: Glenn Close, "Albert Nobbs"; Viola Davis, "The Help"; Rooney Mara, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"; Meryl Streep, "The Iron Lady"; Tilda Swinton, "We Need to Talk About Kevin."

Director: Woody Allen, "Midnight in Paris"; George Clooney, "The Ides of March"; Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"; Alexander Payne, "The Descendants"; Martin Scorsese, "Hugo."

Actor, Musical or Comedy: Jean Dujardin, "The Artist"; Brendan Gleeson, "The Guard"; Joseph Gordon-Levitt, "50/50"; Ryan Gosling, "Crazy, Stupid, Love"; Owen Wilson, "Midnight in Paris."

Story: Clooney, Gosling land multiple Globes nominations

Actress, Musical or Comedy: Jodie Foster, "Carnage"; Charlize Theron, "Young Adult"; Kristen Wiig, "Bridesmaids"; Michelle Williams, "My Week with Marilyn"; Kate Winslet, "Carnage."

Supporting Actor: Kenneth Branagh, "My Week with Marilyn"; Albert Brooks, "Drive"; Jonah Hill, "Moneyball"; Viggo Mortensen, "A Dangerous Method"; Christopher Plummer, "Beginners."

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Supporting Actress: Berenice Bejo, "The Artist"; Jessica Chastain, "The Help"; Janet McTeer, "Albert Nobbs"; Octavia Spencer, "The Help"; Shailene Woodley, "The Descendants."

Foreign Language: "The Flowers of War," "In the Land of Blood and Honey," "The Kid with a Bike," "A Separation," "The Skin I Live In."

Animated Film: "The Adventures of Tintin," "Arthur Christmas," "Cars 2," "Puss in Boots," "Rango."

Screenplay: Woody Allen, "Midnight in Paris"; George Clooney, Grand Heslov, Beau Willimon, "The Ides of March"; Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"; Alexander Payne, Nat Faxwon, Jim Rash, "The Descendants"; Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, "Moneyball."

Original Score: Ludovic Bource, "The Artist"; Abel Korzeniowski, "W.E."; Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"; Howard Shore, "Hugo"; John Williams, "War Horse."

Original Song: "Hello Hello" (music by Elton John, lyrics by Bernie Taupin), "Gnomeo & Juliet"; "The Keeper" (music and lyrics by Chris Cornell), "Machine Gun Preacher"; "Lay Your Head Down" (music by Brian Byrne, lyrics by Glenn Close), "Albert Nobbs"; "The Living Proof" (music by Mary J. Blige, Thomas Newman, Harvey Mason Jr., lyrics by Mary J. Blige, Harvey Mason Jr., Damon Thomas), "The Help"; "Masterpiece" (music and lyrics by Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry), "W.E."

TELEVISION

Series, Drama: "American Horror Story," FX; "Boardwalk Empire," HBO; "Boss," Starz; "Game of Thrones," HBO; "Homeland," Showtime.

Actor, Drama: Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"; Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"; Kelsey Grammer, "Boss"; Jeremy Irons, "The Borgias"; Damian Lewis, "Homeland."

Actress, Drama: Claire Danes, "Homeland"; Mireille Enos, "The Killing"; Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"; Madeleine Stowe, "Revenge"; Callie Thorne, "Necessary Roughness."

Series, Musical or Comedy: "Enlightened," HBO; "Episodes," Showtime; "Glee," Fox; "Modern Family," ABC; "New Girl," Fox.

Actress, Musical or Comedy: Laura Dern, "Enlightened"; Zooey Deschanel, "New Girl"; Tina Fey, "30 Rock"; Laura Linney, "The Big C"; Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation."

Actor, Musical or Comedy: Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"; David Duchovny, "Californication"; Johnny Galecki, "The Big Bang Theory"; Thomas Jane, "Hung"; Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes."

Miniseries or Movie: "Cinema Verite," HBO; "Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)," PBS; "The Hour," BBC America; "Mildred Pierce," HBO; "Too Big to Fail," HBO.

Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Romola Garai, "The Hour"; Diane Lane, "Cinema Verite"; Elizabeth McGovern, "Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)," Emily Watson, "Appropriate Adult"; Kate Winslet, "Mildred Pierce."

Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Hugh Bonneville, "Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)"; Idris Elba, "Luther"; William Hurt, "Too Big to Fail"; Bill Nighy, "Page Eight (Masterpiece)"; Dominic West, "The Hour."

Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story"; Kelly Macdonald, "Boardwalk Empire; Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)"; Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family"; Evan Rachel Wood, "Mildred Pierce."

Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones"; Paul Giamatti, "Too Big to Fail"; Guy Pierce, "Mildred Pierce"; Tim Robbins, "Cinema Verite"; Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family."

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED

— Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award: Morgan Freeman.

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    >>> hollywood is getting an early wakeup this morning for the 69th annual golden gloek nbe nominations.

    >> we'll get to the announcement in just a moment. first let's bring in the managing editor of " entertainment weekly " magazine. good morning.

    >> good morning.

    >> it must have been fun looking at all these great movies.

    >> a very exciting day. second holiest day next to the oscars.

    >> so this is movies and television. let's start with movies. what will be the sure fire stories that we're going to be hearing about?

    >> i think you'll be hearing a lot about brides maids, a lot about george clooney , ryan gosling . there is an amazing best actress race this year both with these golden globes and also the oscars. you've got meryl streep , viola davis , michelle williams , glenn close . it will be really interesting to see how the golden globes shake out with those.

    >> also a lot of buzz about brad pit in "money ball" as well.

    >> you've got the whole "ocean's 11" team actually up for stuff.

    >> clooney with "descendants."

    >> matt damon for "we bought a zoo." sort of a long shot. i think pitt and clooney you'll hear those names.

    >> 15 seconds until we get the announcement. what is the one big story ?

    >> i think it was in actor comedy there was johnny gileki instead of jim parsons . that was big. and a lot of new stuff like jessica lang .

    >> let's find out who gets a big nomination.

    >> good morning, everyone. and welcome to the nomination announcement for the golden globe awards . with us this morning are reshita jones, gerard butler and woody halston. please get us started.

    >> best performance by an actor in a mini series or motion picture made for television. hugh bonneville , interest alba, "luther." william hurt "too big to fail." bill nye "page 8 masterpiece" and dominic west "the hour." best performance by an actor in a television series drama. steve bushemi "boardwalk empire" and brian cranston "breaking bad." kelsey grammer , "boss." jeremy irons , damian lewis "homeland." best television series drama. "american horror story fx." "boardwalk empire" hbo. "boss" stars. "game of tloehrones" hbo. "homeland" showtime. best performance by an actor in motion picture , comedy, or musical. jeanne gudardine. "the artist." joseph gordon livt "50/50." ryan gosling "crazy, stupid love." owen wilson "midnight in paris ."

    >> best performance by an actress in a supporting role and motion picture bernice bejo "the artist" and jessica kestine. "the help." octavia spencer "the help" and shealene woodly "the descendants." best performance by an actor in a motion picture drama. george clooney "the descendants." leonardo dicaprio "j edgar." michael fasbender "shame" and ryan gosling "the ides of march " and brad pitt "money ball."

    >> did you leave one name off of there?

    >> it's so weird. it was here but they typexed it out. i don't know what that means. best motion picture in a comedy or musical, "50/50" "the artist" "brides maids" "midnight in paris " and "my week with marilyn ."

    >> best performance by an actress in a mini series or motion picture made for television. roman igidi" the hour" and diane lane , elizabeth mcgovern , emily watson "appropriate adult" kate winslet " mildred pierce ." best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture , kenneth briana "my week with marilyn ." albert brooks "drive." jonah hill "money ball." "a dangerous method." christopher plummer "beginners." best director motion picture woody allen "midnight in paris ." george clooney "the ides of march ." michael hasinovichich "the artist." alexander payne "the descendant." martin corsez "hugo."

    >> best performance by an actress in a motion picture drama, glenn close "albert nobs" viola davis "the help" rooney mara "the girl with the dragon tatoo" meryl streep "the iron lady ." tilda swenton. we need to talk about kevin. best performance by an actress in an motion picture , comedy, or musical. jodi foster "carnage." charlize theron " young adult ." kristin wigg "brides maids." michelle williams "my week with marilyn ." kate winslet "carnage." best motion picture drama, "ram part" opens january 27th . but i don't see it on the list here. just a lot of things left off today. i just want to say. okay. "the descendants," "the help," "hugo," "the ides of march ," "money ball," " war horse ."

    >> congratulations to all the nominees. don't forget to join us on sunday, january 15th , for the golden globe awards hosted by ricky gervais live on nbc.

    >> got through it.

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