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2010 Golden Globe Nominees Announced

The Hollywood Foreign Press have announced this year's nominees for their Golden Globe awards, with Black Swan, The Fighter and believe it or not Burlesque snagging some of the morning's most surprising nominations. The King's Speech led the total with 7 nominations overall, with The Social Network and The Fighter right behind it with six apiece. Check out the full list of nominees below, with a little discussion and commentary first.

Though the Best Picture category for Drama included many of the expected awards season heavy hitters like The Social Network and Inception, the Comedy or Musical category got a little loopy given the limited options, picking the garish Alice in Wonderland, the box office bomb The Tourist and--oh happy day for sequins and catfights-- Burlesque. Luckily The Kids Are All Right is pretty much guaranteed to beat all of them, but it's a much more interesting race for Best Drama, where critical favorite The Social Network will likely be pitted mainly against The Fighter, a film the HFPA clearly adored given that they nominated the entire cast, including the really-just-OK Mark Wahlberg as Best Actor (beating out the likes of Robert Duvall and Jeff Bridges).

If you're looking for snubs, it's a little stunning to see zero love for True Grit, the Western from Joel and Ethan Coen that might have just screened too late for them to see it. Star Hailee Steinfeld was expected to be a slam dunk Best Supporting Actress nominee at the Oscars, but her spot in that category was given to Black Swan's Mila Kunis, who can count herself among the morning's most surprising nominees. I was also a little stunned, especially after 127 Hours was nominated for Best Screenplay, to not see Danny Boyle make it in for Best Director or the film get in for Best Drama either. It might be a sign that the buzz on that film really is all about Franco.

Looking into the TV nominees the Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress categories are particularly insane, because the Globes don't just lump together comedies and dramas here, but miniseries and TV movies as well. I have no idea how a person is supposed to judge Hope Davis's work as Hillary Clinton in The Special Relationship against Sofia Vergara on Modern Family, or David Strathairn in Temple Grandin against Chris Colfer on Glee. If I were in the Hollywood Foreign Press I'd probably just go with whoever I'd most want to have lunch with-- and this is why nobody lets me vote on awards

The Golden Globes are generally regarded as a precursor to the big kahuna of movie awards, the Oscars, but it's worth noting that the Hollywood Foreign Press is a group that's notoriously bought and paid for by studios, not to mention an incredibly small group of just a few hundred journalists. In short, if you're excited about who got nominations, you're allowed to act like this is the biggest deal of all time. If you're disappointed, console yourself by knowing it doesn't really matter anyway. Isn't it fun how awards can work that way?

Check out the full list of nominees below and commiserate/celebrate with me in the comments.

FILM

BEST PICTURE, DRAMA

Black Swan

The Fighter

Inception

The King's Speech

The Social Network

BEST PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Alice in Wonderland

Burlesque

The Kids Are All Right

Red

The Tourist

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

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, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

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, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

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 2

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 SCREENPLAY

Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy, 127 Hours

Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg, The Kids Are All Right

Christopher Nolan, Inception

David Seidler, The King's Speech

Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Despicable Me

How To Train Your Dragon

The Illusionist

Tangled

Toy Story 3

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Biutiful

The Concert

The Edge

I Am Love

In A Better World

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Alexandre Desplat, The King's Speech

Danny Elfman, Alice in Wonderland

A.R. Rahman, 127 Hours

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Social Network

Hans Zimmer, Inception

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

"Bound to You," Burlesque

"Coming Home," Country Strong

"I See the Light," Tangled

"There's A Place For Us," Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader

"You Haven't Seen The Last of Me," Burlesque

TELEVISION

BEST TV SERIES, DRAMA

Boardwalk Empire

Dexter

The Good Wife

Mad Men

The Walking Dead

BEST TV SERIES, COMEDY

30 Rock

The Big Bang Theory

The Big C

Glee

Modern Family

Nurse Jackie

BEST ACTOR, DRAMA

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Hugh Laurie, House

BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA

Julianne Marguiles, The Good Wife

Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Piper Perabo, Covert Affairs

Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy

Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

BEST ACTOR, COMEDY

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Steve Carell, The Office

Thomas Jane, Hung

Matthew Morrison, Glee

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY

Toni Collette, United States of Tara

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Laura Linney, The Big C

Lea Michele, Glee

BEST MINI-SERIES OR TV MOVIE

Carlos

The Pacific

Pillars of the Earth

Temple Grandin

You Don't Know Jack

BEST ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR TV MOVIE

Idris Elba, Luther

Ian MacShane, Pillars of the Earth

Al Pacino, You Don't Know Jack

Dennis Quaid, The Special Relationship

Edgar Ramirez, Carlos

BEST ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR TV MOVIE

Hayley Atwell, Pillars of the Earth

Claire Danes, Temle Grandin

Judi Dench, Return to Cranford

Romola Garai, Emma

Jennier Love Hewitt, The Client List

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR TV MOVIE

Scott Caan, Hawaii Five-O

Chris Colfer, Glee

Chris Noth, The Good Wife

Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

David Strathairn, Temple Grandin

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR TV MOVIE

Hope Davis, The Special Relationship

Jane Lynch, Glee

Kelly McDonald, Boardwalk Empire

Julia Stiles, Dexter

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Katey Rich

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend