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Golden Globe Nominations

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Better known as the slightly fluffier counterpart to the Oscars, the Golden Globes have announced their list of nominations for the 2012 ceremony.

The list has thrown up some definite, somewhat predictable, front-runners with the rather wonderful silent film The Artist leading the pack and Hugo, Moneyball, The Ides of March and Bridesmaids all scoring some key nominations

When it comes to TV, Modern Family, American Horror Story, Breaking Bad and Boardwalk Empire are in the lead.

The nominations for the major categories are as follows and the ceremony takes place on Sunday January 15th:

Best Motion Picture (Drama)

The Descendants

The Help

Hugo

The Ides Of March

Moneyball

War Horse

Best Motion Picture (Musical/Comedy)

50/50

The Artist

Bridesmaids

Midnight In Paris

My Week With Marilyn

Best Actor (Drama)

George Clooney (The Descendants)

Leonardo DiCaprio (J Edgar)

Michael Fassbender (Shame)

Ryan Gosling (The Ides Of March)

Brad Pitt (Moneyball)

Best 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)

Best Actor (Musical/Comedy)

Jean Dujardin (The Artist)

Brendan Gleeson (The Guard)

Joseph Gordon Levitt (50/50)

Ryan Gosling (Crazy Stupid Love)

Owen Wilson (Midnight In Paris)

Best Actress (Musical/Comedy)

Jodie Foster (Carnage)

Charlize Theron (Young Adult)

Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids)

Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn)

Kate Winslet (Carnage)

Best Supporting Actor

Kenneth Branagh (My Week With Marilyn)

Albert Brooks (Drive)

Jonah Hill (Moneyball)

Viggo Mortenson (A Dangerous Method)

Christopher Plummer (Beginners)

Best Supporting Actress

Berenice Bejo (The Artist)

Jessica Chastain (The Help)

Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs)

Octavia Spencer (The Help)

Shaileen Woodley (The Descendants)

Best Director

Woody Allen (Midnight In Paris)

George Clooney (The Ides Of March)

Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)

Alexander Payne (The Descendants)

Martin Scorsese (Hugo)

Best Screenplay

Woody Allen (Midnight In Paris)

George Clooney (The Ides Of March)

Michael Hazanavicius (The Artist)

Alexander Payne (The Descendants)

Steve Zaili (Moneyball)

Best Animated Feature Film

The Adventures of Tintin

Arthur Christmas

Cars 2

Puss In Boots

Rango

Best Foreign Language Film

The Flowers of War (China)

In The Land Of Blood And Honey (USA)

The Kid With A Bike (Belgium)

A Separation (Iran)

The Skin I Live In (Spain)

Best TV Series (Drama)

American Horror Story

Bowardwalk Empire

Boss

Game of Thrones

Homeland

Best TV Series (Musical/Comedy)

Enlightened

Episodes

Glee

Modern Family

New Girl

Best TV Actor (Drama)

Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire)

Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)

Kelsey Grammar (Boss)

Jeremy Irons (The Borgias)

Damian Lewis (Homeland)

Best TV Actress (Drama)

Claire Danes (Homeland)

Mireille Enos (The Killing)

Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)

Madeline Stowe (Revenge)

Callie Thorne (Necessary Roughness)

Best TV Actor (Musical/Comedy)

Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)

David Duchovny (Californication)

Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory)

Thomas Jane (Hung)

Matt Le Blanc (Episodes)

Best TV Actress (Musical/Comedy)

Laura Dern (Enlightened)

Zooey Deschanel (New Girl)

Tina Fey (30 Rock)

Laura Linney (The Big C)

Amy Poehler (Parks & Recreation)

Best TV Supporting Actor

Peter Dinklage (Game Of Thrones)

Paul Giamm (Too Big To Fail)

Guy Pearce (Mildred Pierce)

Tim Robbins (Cinema Verite)

Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)

Best TV Supporting Actress

Jessica Lange (American Horror Story)

Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire)

Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey)

Sofia Vergara (Modern Family)

Evan Rachel Wood (Mildred Pierce)

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