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Golden Globe Nominations 2012: Movies & Television Awards Nominees Announced

Golden Globes Nominees

First Posted: 12/15/11 07:42 AM ET Updated: 12/16/11 08:57 AM ET

Awards season kicked off in earnest on Thursday morning with the announcement of the 2012 Golden Globe nominations.

There were a lot of big names, but few sure things, amongst this year's contenders for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's television and movie awards. Ryan Gosling scored big, with nominations for Best Actor in both comedy and drama ("Crazy, Stupid, Love." and "The Ides of March") while his "Ides" director/co-star/writer scored nominations for four those categories: directing, writing and Best Picture for "Ides," and acting for "The Descendants."

"The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" star Rooney Mara scored a Best Actress, Drama nomination, as did Meryl Streep for "The Iron Lady" and Viola Davis for "The Help." Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer also received nominations for "The Help," which itself was nominated for Best Picture, Drama.

"The Artist" was nominated for comedy/music acting, for both Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo.

As for TV, surprise picks abound: NBC's "Parks and Recreation" did not get a look for Best Comedy, though star Amy Poehler got nominated. Defending Emmy winner Jim Parsons got overlooked for "The Big Bang Theory."

Here's the full list of nominees; the 69th annual Golden Globes set for January 15th will be hosted by Ricky Gervais, his third straight year MC'ing the show. Follow below as the nominations are announced.

BEST PICTURE, DRAMA
"War Horse"
"The Ides of March"
"The Help"
"Moneyball"
"Hugo"
"The Descendants"

BEST PICTURE, COMEDY
"The Artist"
"50/50"
"Bridesmaids"
"My Week With Marilyn"
"Midnight in Paris"

BEST ACTOR, DRAMA
George Clooney, "The Descendants"
Brad Pitt, ''Moneyball''
Leonardo DiCaprio, ''J.Edgar''
Ryan Gosling, ''The Ides of March''
Michael Fassbender, ''Shame''

BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA
Viola Davis, "'The Help''
Meryl Streep, ''The Iron Lady''
Tilda Swinton, ''We Need to Talk About Kevin''
Rooney Mara, "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo''
Glenn Close, ''Albert Nobbs''

BEST ACTOR, COMEDY
Jean Dujardin, "The Artist''
Brendan Gleeson, ''The Guard''
Owen Wilson, ''Midnight in Paris''
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, ''50/50''
Ryan Gosling, ''Crazy, Stupid, Love''

BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY
Michelle Williams, ''My Week With Marilyn''
Jodie Foster, ''Carnage''
Kristen Wiig, ''Bridesmaids''
Charlize Theron, ''Young Adult''
Kate Winslet, ''Carnage''

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Albert Brooks, ''Drive''
Christopher Plummer, ''Beginners''
Kenneth Branagh, ''My Week With Marilyn''
Jonah Hill, ''Moneyball''
Viggo Mortensen, ''A Dangerous Method''

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Berenice Bejo, ''The Artist''
Octavia Spencer, ''The Help''
Jessica Chastain, ''The Help''
Janet McTeer, ''Albert Nobbs''
Shailene Woodley, "The Descendants"

BEST DIRECTOR
Martin Scorsese, ''Hugo''
George Clooney, ''The Ides of March''
Michel Hazanavicius, ''The Artist''
Alexander Payne, ''The Descendants''
Woody Allen, ''Midnight in Paris''

BEST TV SERIES, DRAMA
"American Horror Story"
"Boardwalk Empire"
"Boss"
"Game of Thrones"
"Homeland"

BEST COMEDY SERIES
"New Girl"
"Enlightened"
"Episodes"
"Glee"
"Modern Family"

BEST ACTOR, DRAMA
Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"
Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"
Kelsey Grammer, "Boss"
Jeremy Irons, "The Borgias"
Damian Lewis, "Homeland"

BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA
Claire Danes, "Homeland"
Mireille Enos, "The Killing"
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"
Madeleine Stowe, "Revenge"
Callie Thorne, "Necessary Roughness"

BEST ACTOR, COMEDY
Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"
David Duchovny, "Californication"
Johnny Galecki, "The Big Bang Theory"
Thomas Jane, "Hung"
Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes"

BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY
Tina Fey, "30 Rock"
Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"
Laura Dern, "Enlightened"
Zooey Deschanel, "New Girl"
Laura Linney, "The Big C"

BEST TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES
"Mildred Pierce"
"Too Big To Fail"
"Cinema Verite"
"Downton Abbey"
"The Hour"

BEST ACTOR, TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES
William Hurt, "Too Big To Fail"
Hugh Bonneville, "Downton Abbey"
Idris Elba, "Luther"
Bill Nighy, "Page Eight"
Dominic West, "The Hour"

BEST ACTRESS IN A TV-MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
Romola Garai, The Hour
Diane Lane, Cinema Lane
Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey
Emily Watson, Appropriate Adult
Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce

SUPPORTING ACTOR, TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES
Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones"
Paul Giamatti, "To Big To Fail"
Guy Pearce, "Mildred Pierce"
Tim Robbins, "Cinema Verite"
Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, TV-MOVIE OR MINISERIES
Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story"
Kelly Macdonald, "Boardwalk Empire"
Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"
Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family"
Evan Rachel Wood, "Mildred Pierce"

BEST SCREENPLAY
''Midnight in Paris''
''The Ides of March''
''The Artist''
''The Descendants''
''Moneyball''

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
''Rango''
''The Adventures of Tintin''
''Puss in Boots''
''Arthur Christmas''
''Cars 2''

BEST FOREIGN FILM
''In the Land of Blood and Honey''
''Flowers of War''
''The Skin I Live In''
''The Kid With a Bike''
''A Separation''

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
''W.E.''
''The Help''
''Albert Nobbs''
''Machine Gun Preacher''
''Gnomeo and Juliet''

BEST SCORE
''The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo''
''War Horse''
''The Artist''
''W.E.''

Take a look at this year's nominees:

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  • BEST ACTOR, DRAMA: George Clooney in "The Descendants"

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Actor George Clooney arrives at the Premiere Of Fox Searchlight's 'The Descendants' at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on November 15, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • BEST ACTOR, DRAMA: Brad Pitt in ''Moneyball''

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 08: Actor Brad Pitt arrives at 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' premiere held at ArcLight Cinemas on December 8, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • BEST ACTOR, DRAMA: Leonardo DiCaprio in ''J.Edgar''

    LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Actor and co-chair Leonardo DiCaprio attends LACMA Art Film Gala Honoring Clint Eastwood and John Baldessari Presented By Gucci at Los Angeles County Museum of Art on November 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • BEST ACTOR, DRAMA: Ryan Gosling in ''The Ides of March''

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Actor Ryan Gosling attends the Premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'The Ides Of March' held at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theatre on September 27, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • BEST ACTOR, DRAMA: Michael Fassbender in ''Shame''

    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Michael Fassbender attends The Moet British Independent Film Awards at Old Billingsgate Market on December 4, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

  • BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA: Viola Davis in ''The Help''

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 07: Actress Viola Davis arrives at The Hollywood Reporter's Annual 'Power 100: Women In Entertainment Breakfast' at The Beverly Hills Hotel on December 7, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA: Meryl Streep in ''The Iron Lady''

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: Meryl Streep attends the 'The Iron Lady' New York premiere after party at The Royalton Hotel on December 13, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

  • BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA: Tilda Swinton in ''We Need to Talk About Kevin''

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28: Tilda Swinton attends IFP's 21st annual Gotham Independent Film awards at Cipriani, Wall Street on November 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

  • BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA: Rooney Mara in ''The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo''

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 14: Rooney Mara attends the 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' New York premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on December 14, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

  • BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA: Glenn Close in ''Albert Nobbs''

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: Actress/producer Glenn Close attends the Giorgio Armani & Cinema Society screening of 'Albert Nobbs' at the Museum of Modern Art on December 13, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

  • BEST ACTOR, COMEDY: Jean Dujardin in ''The Artist''

    BERLIN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 03: Actor Jean Dujardin arrives for the 24th European Film Awards 2011 at Tempodrom on December 3, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

  • BEST ACTOR, COMEDY: Brendan Gleeson in ''The Guard''

    LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 04: Brendan Gleeson attends The Moet British Independent Film Awards at Old Billingsgate Market on December 4, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images)

  • BEST ACTOR, COMEDY: Owen Wilson in ''Midnight in Paris''

    DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 10: Actor Owen Wilson poses during a portrait session at the 8th Annual Dubai International Film Festival held at the Madinat Jumeriah Complex on December 10, 2011 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for DIFF)

  • BEST ACTOR, COMEDY: Joseph Gordon-Levitt in ''50/50''

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt attends the 'Long Live Imagination' campaign screening of 'When You Find Me' at the American Museum of Natural History on November 15, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

  • BEST ACTOR, COMEDY: Ryan Gosling in ''Crazy, Stupid, Love'

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 27: Actor Ryan Gosling attends the Premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'The Ides Of March' held at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Samuel Goldwyn Theatre on September 27, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY: Michelle Williams, ''My Week With Marilyn''

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 13: Actress Michelle Williams poses for a photo at the 'My Week With Marilyn' New York premiere at The Paris Theatre on November 13, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

  • BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY: Jodie Foster, ''Carnage''

    WESTWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 06: Actress Jodie Foster arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows' at Regency Village Theatre on December 6, 2011 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

  • BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY: Kristen Wiig, ''Bridesmaids''

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: Kristen Wiig attends the 2011 American Museum of Natural History gala at the American Museum of Natural History on November 10, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

  • BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY: Charlize Theron, ''Young Adult''

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Actress Charlize Theron attends the New York Times TimesTalk at the Times Center on December 9, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Marc Stamas/Getty Images)

  • BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY: Kate Winslet, ''Carnage''

    PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 20: Kate Winslet attends 'Carnage Paris premiere at Cinema Gaumont Marignan on November 20, 2011 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

  • Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks for "Drive"

    SANTA MONICA, CA - DECEMBER 06: Actor Albert Brooks attends TheWrap's Awards Season Screening Series Presents 'Drive' at the Aero Theatre on December 6, 2011 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for 'TheWrap')

  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Christopher Plummer, ''Beginners''

    NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 28: Actor Christopher Plummer attends IFP's 21st annual Gotham Independent Film awards at Cipriani, Wall Street on November 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Kenneth Branagh, ''My Week With Marilyn''

    British actor and director Kenneth Branagh arrives for the Moet Independent British Film Awards in the City of London December 4,2011. AFP PHOTO/Max Nash (Photo credit should read MAX NASH/AFP/Getty Images)

  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Jonah Hill, ''Moneyball''

    NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 06: Jonah Hill attends 'The Sitter' premiere at Chelsea Clearview Cinemas on December 6, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Viggo Mortensen, ''A Dangerous Method''

    PARIS, FRANCE - DECEMBER 12: Viggo Mortensen attends 'A Dangerous Method' Premiere at Cinema UGC Normandie on December 12, 2011 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Berenice Bejo, ''The Artist''

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Actress Berenice Bejo arrives to a special screening of The Weinstein Company's 'The Artist' at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on November 21, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Octavia Spencer, ''The Help''

    BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 07: Actress Octavia Spencer arrives at The Hollywood Reporter's Annual 'Power 100: Women In Entertainment Breakfast' at The Beverly Hills Hotel on December 7, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Jessica Chastain, ''The Help''

    MARRAKECH, MOROCCO - DECEMBER 07: US Actress Jessica Chastain attends 'Another Happy Day' red carpet premiere during Marrakech International Film Festival 2011 on December 7, 2011 in Marrakech, Morocco. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/Getty Images)

  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Janet McTeer, ''Albert Nobbs''

    NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21: Actress Janet McTeer attends the opening night of 'Jerusalem' on Broadway at The Music Box Theatre on April 21, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Shailene Woodley, "The Descendants"

    DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - DECEMBER 10: Actress Shailene Woodley attends 'The Descendants' premiere during day four of the 8th Annual Dubai International Film Festival held at the Madinat Jumeriah Complex on December 10, 2011 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for DIFF)

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article stated that Dominic West had been nominated for "Appropriate Adult." His nomination is for "The Hour."
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