Awards season is almost upon us, and, like 2009, 2010 didn't disappoint. The best of television and the movies will be celebrated at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards to be held on January 16. The announcement of the nominations was read on Tuesday. Here are the highlights in alphabetical order:
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Halle Berry – Frankie and Alice
Nicole Kidman – Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence – Winter's Bone
Natalie Portman – Black Swan
Michelle Williams – Blue Valentine
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - 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 Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - 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 Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - 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
Some of the films in the best motion picture categories are also nominated for best director, best performances by an actor and actress in supporting roles, best screenplay, and best original score.The Fighter is up for best motion picture, and along with Mark Wahlberg's nomination, has Amy Adams and Melissa Leo up for best supporting actress and Christian Bale up for best supporting actor. David O. Russell has been nominated for best director for the film.
Along with its nomination for best motion picture, The King's Speech is in the running to take home the most awards with Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush up for best supporting actress and actor, Tom Hooper nominated for best director, David Seidler in line for best screenplay, and Alexandre Desplat having been nominated for best score.
The Social Network, based on the Facebook story, also has a chance to take home the most awards. Like The King's Speech, The Social Network has been nominated for best motion picture, best actor, and four other awards. David Fincher has been nominated for best director and Andrew Garfield is up for best supporting actor. Aaron Sorkin has been nominated for best screenplay, and Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross together have been nominated for best original score.
The awards will be aired on January 16, giving you thirty-three days to catch up on all your movie and TV-watching. Hop to it.