The silent film The Artist leads the nominations in this year's Golden Globe Awards, with six nods including Best Film Comedy or Musical. The Descendants and The Help follow just behind with five nominations each, including a Best Actor in a Drama nod for George Clooney's performance in the former. Clooney was also nominated for best director for The Ides of March.
Other notable best actor nominations include Rooney Mara for her role in the forthcoming The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo adaptation by David Fincher, Viola Davis for her part in The Help, Kristen Wiig for her starring role in Bridesmaids and Jonah Hill for his dramatic turn in Moneyball. Hollywood mainstays Meryl Streep and Woody Allen have also received honors, the former for her part as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, and the latter for directing his surprise summer hit Midnight in Paris.
In the music categories, Trent Reznor and his partner Atticus Ross are once again nominated for original score for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, after having won the prize last year for their work on The Social Network. Also, Mary J. Blige, Chris Cornell, Elton John and Madonna are nominated for original song.
The full nominations for the Golden Globes are as follows:
Picture, Drama: The Descendants, The Help, Hugo, The Ides of March, Moneyball, War Horse
Picture, Musical or Comedy: 50/50, The Artist, Bridesmaids, Midnight in Paris, My Week with Marilyn
Actor, Drama: George Clooney, The Descendants; Leonard DiCaprio, J. Edgar; Michael Fassbender, Shame; Ryan Gosling, The Ides of March; Brad Pitt, Moneyball
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
Director: Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris; George Clooney, The Ides of March; Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist; Alexander Payne, The Descendants; Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Actor, Musical or Comedy: Jean Dujardin, The Artist; Brendan Gleeson, The Guard; Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50; Ryan Gosling, Crazy, Stupid, Love; Owen Wilson, Midnight in Paris
Actress, Musical or Comedy: Jodie Foster, Carnage; Charlize Theron, Young Adult; Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids; Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn; Kate Winslet, Carnage
Supporting Actor: Kenneth Branagh, My Week with Marilyn; Albert Brooks, Drive; Jonah Hill, Moneyball; Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method; Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Supporting Actress: Berenice Bejo, The Artist; Jessica Chastain, The Help; Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs; Octavia Spencer, The Help; Shailene Woodley, The Descendants
Foreign Language: The Flowers of War, In the Land of Blood and Honey, The Kid with a Bike, A Separation, The Skin I Live In
Animated Film: The Adventures of Tintin, Arthur Christmas, Cars 2, Puss in Boots, Rango
Screenplay: Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris; George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon, The Ides of March; Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist; Alexander Payne, Nat Faxwon, Jim Rash, The Descendants; Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, Moneyball
Original Score: Ludovic Bource, The Artist; Abel Korzeniowski, W.E.; Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; Howard Shore, Hugo; John Williams, War Horse
Original Song: "Hello Hello" (music by Elton John, lyrics by Bernie Taupin), Gnomeo & Juliet; "The Keeper" (music and lyrics by Chris Cornell), Machine Gun Preacher; "Lay Your Head Down" (music by Brian Byrne, lyrics by Glenn Close), Albert Nobbs; "The Living Proof" (music by Mary J. Blige, Thomas Newman, Harvey Mason Jr., lyrics by Mary J. Blige, Harvey Mason Jr., Damon Thomas), The Help; "Masterpiece" (music and lyrics by Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry), W.E.