Golden Globe Nominations Announced

By: By Lisa Respers France, CNN
By: By Lisa Respers France, CNN

There were some familiar names announced Tuesday morning at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Actors Josh Duhamel, Katie Holmes and Blair Underwood joined Hollywood Foreign Press Association President to join Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Philip Berk to announce the nominations upcoming awards show.

As many critics predicted "Black Swan," "The King's Speech," and "The Social Network" were nominated for best motion picture, drama as were its stars, Natalie Portman, Colin Firth and Jesse Eisenberg all in the lead actress/actor category.

Other nominees for best actress included Halle Berry for "Frankie and Alice," Nicole Kidman for "Rabbit Hole," Jennifer Lawrence for "Winter's Bone" and Michelle Williams for "Blue Valentine."

Joining Firth and Eisenberg in the best actor im motion picture nominations were James Franco for "127 Hours," Ryan Gosling for "Blue Valentine," and Mark Wahlberg for "The Fighter."

"The Fighter" and "Inception," were also nominated for best motion picture, drama.

On the small screen, there were some familiar names as "Glee," "30 Rock" and "Modern Family" also snagged nominations in the best TV series comedy category along with "The Big C," "Nurse Jackie" and "the Big Bang Theory."

Last year's winner for best actor in a comedy TV series, Jim Parsons from "The Big Bang Theory" was again nominated and joined by Alec Baldwin for "30 Rock," Steve Carell for "The Office," Thomas Jane for "Hung" and Matthew Morrison for "Glee."

This year's best drama TV drama series included "Dexter," "The Good Wife," "Mad Men," and newcomers "Boardwalk Empire" and "The Walking Dead."

British comic Ricky Gervais is returning to host the Globes award ceremony, which will air live January 16 on NBC.

Gervais said he will push the envelope even more than he did when he hosted this year's show and took jabs at NBC and the Foreign Press Association. "I don't think I was too bad," Gervais told reporters last week about his first turn hosting. "I don't think I went far enough."

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