Golden Globe Nominees: Colin Firth is King, But Will Nolan Be Redeemed?

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The King’s Speech, starring Colin Firth as the stuttering George VI, reigned over this year’s Golden Globe nominations with seven nods.

The Social Network and The Fighter took second with six nominations, while Black Swan, Inception and The Kids Are All Right took four nods each.

(See the top 10 movie performances of 2010.)

With so many nominees, there were few major surprises. But nominations for the critically-panned Burlesque and The Tourist shows the Hollywood Foreign Press’s love for movie stars and lack of pop-culture modernity.

A pleasant surprise came in the form of Inception‘s slew of nominations. In 2008, the Globes snubbed director Christopher Nolan for The Dark Knight, in a move that sent fans into a frenzy. That year, only Heath Ledger’s performance as The Joker was nominated. Two years later, though, voters changed their tune, giving Nolan nominations for Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Picture and Best Original Score. (When your score invites the Internet to create a big red button to replay the drama, you deserve a gold statue.)

The Golden Globes will air on NBC on Sunday, January 16 at 8 p.m. EST. View the major nominees below. (via EW)

(See the top 10 movies of 2010.)

Best Picture — Drama
Black Swan
The Fighter
The King’s Speech
The Social Network

Best Picture — Musical or Comedy
Alice in Wonderland
The Kids Are All Right
The Tourist

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

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Best Actor — Musical or Comedy
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 — Musical or Comedy
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: Money Never Sleeps
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 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 Screenplay
127 Hours, Simon Beaufoy and Danny Boyle
Inception, Christopher Nolan
The Kids Are All Right, Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg
The King’s Speech, David Seidler
The Social Network, Aaron Sorkin


Best TV Series — Drama
Boardwalk Empire
The Good Wife
Mad Men
The Walking Dead

(See the top 10 TV series of 2010.)

Best TV Series — Musical or Comedy
30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
The Big C
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 M.D.

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Best Actress — Drama
Elizabeth Moss, Mad Men
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Piper Perabo, Covert Affairs
Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Best Actor — Musical or Comedy
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Thomas Jane, Hung
Matthew Morrison, Glee
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Thoery

Best Actress — Musical or Comedy
Toni Collette, United States of Tara
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laura Linney, The Big C
Lea Michele, Glee

Best Supporting Actor in TV Series, Mini-Series, or Made-for-TV Movie
Scott Cann, Hawaii Five-0
Chris Colfer, Glee
Chris Noth, The Good Wife
David Strathairn, Temple Grandin
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Best Supporting Actress in TV Series, Mini-Series, or Made-for-TV Movie
Hope Davis, The Special Relationship
Jane Lynch, Glee
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire
Julie Stiles, Dexter
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

For the rest of the nominees, head to Entertainment Weekly.