Golden Globe Awards 2011 Nominations Announced

Golden_Globe_TrophyThe Hollywood Foreign Press Association officially kicked off the awards season as it announced on Tuesday the nominations for the 68th Golden Globe Awards.

Leading the contenders among motion pictures is “The King’s Speech” with seven nominations, including nods for lead actor Colin Firth, supporting actor Geoffrey Rush, supporting actress Helena Bonham Carter, and director Tom Hooper. “The King’s Speech,” which tells King George VI’s struggle with stammering, is also contending in the Best Motion Picture-Drama, Best Screenplay, and Best Original Score categories.

Tied for second in the number of nominations are “The Social Network” and “The Fighter” with six nods each. Jesse Eisenberg’s portrayal of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg earned him a Best Performance by an Actor nomination. Mark Wahlberg, who plays boxer Micky Ward in “The Fighter,” is also nominated in the best actor in a drama film category. James Franco (“127 Hours”) and Ryan Gosling (“Blue Valentine”) are the other nominees in the category.

In the battle for television supremacy, “Glee” is the leading contender with five nods. Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Jane Lynch, and Chris Colfer received acting award nominations while the show itself is contending in the Best Television Series-Comedy or Musical category.

Click here to see the complete list of nominees. You can watch the 2011 Golden Globes live online HERE.