Hayden Panettiere is nominated for her first Golden Globe award.

The surprising nominee and "Nashville" star will go up against some stiff competition in the Best Supporting Actress category at the 2013 Golden Globes. Because the category includes TV comedies and drama, miniseries and made-for-TV movies, Panettiere's fellow nominees run the gamut: Archie Panjabi ("The Good Wife"), Sarah Paulson ("Game Change"), Maggie Smith ("Downton Abbey") and Sofia Vergara ("Modern Family") join her in the category.

On "Nashville," Panettiere plays country songstress Juliette Barnes, who is trying to deal with her romantic relationship with a football star, her rivalry with legendary singer Rayna James (Connie Britton) and her alcoholic mother.

Panettiere, who is now 23 years old, has been acting since the mere age of five. She started on soap operas "One Life to Live" and "Guiding Light" before earning her breakout role in "Remember the Titans" at age 10. She went on to play super-cheerleader Claire Bennet on "Heroes" for four years and recently portrayed the title character in Lifetime's "Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy" before going country.

The 2013 Golden Globe nomination is presumably just what Panettiere needed: It was reported yesterday that the actress broke up with her real-life football player boyfriend Scotty McKnight.

Find out if Panettiere wins at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sun., Jan. 13, 2013 at 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST. NBC will broadcast the awards show, which is being held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills and will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

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  • Best Drama Series

    "Downton Abbey," PBS

  • Best Drama Series

    "Breaking Bad," AMC

  • Best Drama Series

    "Boardwalk Empire," HBO

  • Best Drama Series

    "“The Newsroom," HBO

  • Best Drama Series

    "Homeland," Showtime

  • Best Actor in a Drama Series

    Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"

  • Best Actor in a Drama Series

    Jeff Daniels, "The Newsroom"

  • Best Actor in a Drama Series

    Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"

  • Best Actor in a Drama Series

    Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"

  • Best Actor in a Drama Series

    Damian Lewis, "Homeland"

  • Best Actress in a Drama Series

    Glenn Close, "Damages"

  • Best Actress in a Drama Series

    Connie Britton, "Nashville"

  • Best Actress in a Drama Series

    Claire Danes, "Homeland"

  • Best Actress in a Drama Series

    Michelle Dockery, "Downton Abbey"

  • Best Actress in a Drama Series

    Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"

  • Best Comedy Series

    "Girls," HBO

  • Best Comedy Series

    "The Big Bang Theory," CBS

  • Best Comedy Series

    "Smash," NBC

  • Best Comedy Series

    "Modern Family," ABC

  • Best Comedy Series

    "Episodes," Showtime

  • Best Actor in a Comedy

    Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"

  • Best Actor in a Comedy

    Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"

  • Best Actor in a Comedy

    Don Cheadle, "House of Lies"

  • Best Actor in a Comedy

    Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes"

  • Best Actor in a Comedy

    Louis C.K., "Louie"

  • Best Actress in a Comedy

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"

  • Best Actress in a Comedy

    Zooey Deschanel, "New Girl"

  • Best Actress in a Comedy

    Lena Dunham, "Girls"

  • Best Actress in a Comedy

    Tina Fey, "30 Rock"

  • Best Actress in a Comedy

    Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"

  • Best Mini-Series

    "Game Change," HBO

  • Best Mini-Series

    "Hatfields & McCoys," History

  • Best Mini-Series

    "The Hour," BBC

  • Best Mini-Series

    "The Girl," HBO

  • Best Mini-Series

    "Political Animals," USA

  • Best Supporting Actor

    Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family"

  • Best Supporting Actor

    Mandy Patinkin, "Homeland"

  • Best Supporting Actor

    Max Greenfield, "New Girl"

  • Best Supporting Actor

    Danny Huston. "Magic City"

  • Best Supporting Actor

    Ed Harris, "Game Change"

  • Best Supporting Actress in a Series/Mini-Series

    Sarah Paulson, "American Horror Story: Asylum"

  • Best Supporting Actress in a Series/Mini-Series

    Hayden Panettiere, "Nashville"

  • Best Supporting Actress in a Series/Mini-Series

    Archie Panjabi, "The Good Wife"

  • Best Supporting Actress in a Series/Mini-Series

    Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"

  • Best Supporting Actress in a Series/Mini-Series

    Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family"

  • Best Actor - Drama

    Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"

  • Best Actor - Drama

    Denzel Washington, "Flight"

  • Best Actor - Drama

    John Hawkes, "Lincoln"

  • Best Actor - Drama

    Joaquin Phoenix, "The Master"

  • Best Actor - Drama

    Richard Gere, "Arbitrage"

  • Best Actress - Drama

    Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty"

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