Firth film leads Globes nominations


Drama The King's Speech, which stars Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter,  lead the film nominations for Golden Globe awards announced today with seven nods in key categories, including best film drama.

Close behind with six nominations each were boxing film The Fighter and Facebook movie The Social Network, which also claimed spots among the best film drama nominees.

Rounding out the list of five contenders in that important category were Inception and The Black Swan. Each of those movies also had four nominations.

Nominees for best movie comedy or musical were The Kids Are All Right, Alice in Wonderland, Burlesque, The Tourist and Red.

In other major film categories, nominees for best actor in a film drama category include Jesse Eisenberg for Social Network and Colin Firth for King's Speech. They are joined by James Franco in 127 hours, Ryan Gosling for Blue Valentine and Mark Wahlberg in The Fighter.

Best film drama actress nominees were Halle Berry in Frankie and Alice, Nicole Kidman for Rabbit Hole, Jennifer Lawrence in Winter's Bone, Natalie Portman for Black Swan and Michelle Williams in Blue Valentine.

Foreign language film nominees were Biutiful from Mexico and Spain, France's The Concert, Russia's The Edge, I Am Love from Italy and Danish movie In a Better World.

The Golden Globes are given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and are one of Hollywood's top film and television awards shows ahead of the Oscars, the world's top movie honors. The Golden Globes will be given out on January 16th.

Unlike the Oscars, which are given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, members of the Hollywood Foreign Press, also give awards for TV, and leading the nominees in that arena was hit musical Glee with five nods overall.

Glee landed in the category for best TV comedy or musical, where it will be joined by five other shows including 30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, The Big C, Modern Family and Nurse Jackie.

Nominations for best TV drama went to Boardwalk Empire, Dexter, The Good Wife, Mad Men, and newcomer The Walking Dead.