The nominations are in for the 68th Annual Golden Globes, set to air in early 2011. This year brings a mixed bag of both expected nominations as well as some genuine curve balls.
Johnny Depp, for example, scored not one but two Best Actor nominations for two critically panned films, Alice in Wonderland and The Tourist. Likewise, Angelina Jolie scored a nomination for her work in The Tourist. (At least the HFPA got it right in tagging that flick as a "Musical or Comedy.") In happier surprises, Inception was recognized in four categories including best picture and best director.
But there are some more conventional picks in there as well, with The King's Speech leading the pack with seven nominations and The Social Network and The Fighter close behind at six. Actor nominations include Natalie Portman for Black Swan, Christian Bale for The Fighter and both Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling for the embattled Blue Valentine.
In television, the big surprise — albeit a happy one — is that The Walking Dead has been nominated for Best TV Series, Drama, after only one season on the air. It certainly takes the sting out of the lack of recognition for Lennie James' single episode turn as Morgan Jones.
Check out the full list of Golden Globe nominees below.
Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or TV MovieHope Davis (The Speical Relationship)Jane Lynch (Glee)Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire)Julia Stiles (Dexter)Sofia Vergara (Modern Family)
Best Actress in a TV Series, ComedyToni Collette (Unites States of Tara)Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)Tina Fey (30 Rock)Laura Linney (The Bic C)Lea Michele (Glee)
Best TV Movie or MiniseriesCarlosThe PacificPillars of the EarthTemple GrandinYou Don't Know Jack
Best Original Song, Motion PictureBound to You (Burlesque)Coming Home (Country Strong)I See the Light (Tangled)There's a Place for Us (Chronicles of Narnia: The Dawn Treader)You Haven't Seen the Last of Me (Burlesque)
Best Actor in a TV Series, ComedyAlec Baldwin (30 Rock)Steve Carrell (The Office)Thomas Jane (Hung)Matthew Morrison (Glee)Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)
Best Actress in a TV Series, DramaJulianna Margulies (The Good Wife)Elizabeth Moss (Mad Men)Piper Perabo (Covert Affairs)Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy)Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer)
Best Original Score, Motion PictureAlexander Desplot (The King's Speech)Danny Elfman (Alice in Wonderland)A.R. Robin (127 Hours)Trent Reznor (The Social Network)Hans Zimmer (Inception)
Best Screenplay, Motion PictureDanny Boyle (127 Hours)Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Hart (The Kids are All Right)Christopher Nolan (Inception)David Seidler (The Kings Speech)Aaron Sorkin (The Social Netowrk)
Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or TV MovieScott Caan (Hawaii 5-0)Chris Colfer (Glee)Chris Noth (The Good Wife)Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)David Strathairn (Temple Grandin)
Best TV Series, Comedy30 RockThe Big Bang TheoryThe Big CGleeModern FamilyNurse Jackie
Best Foreign Language FilmBiutiful (Mexico, Spain)The Concert (France)The Edge (Russia)I Am Love (Italy)In a Better World (Denmark)
Best Animated Feature FilmDespicable MeHow to Train Your DragonThe IllusionistTangledToy Story 3
Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV MovieIdris Elba (Luther)Ian McShane (Pillars of the Earth)Al Pacino (You Don't Know Jack)Dennis Quaid (The Special Relationship)Edward Ramirez (Carlos)
Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV MovieHayley Atwell (Pillars of the Earth)Claire Danes (Temple Grandin)Judi Dench (Return to Cranford)Romola Garai (Emma)Jennifer Love Hewitt (The Client List)
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or ComedyAnnette Bening (The Kids Are All Right)Anne Hathaway (Love and Other Drugs)Angelina Jolie (The Tourist)Julianne Moore (The Kids Are All Right)Emma Stone (Easy A)
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or ComedyJohnny Depp (Alice in Wonderland)Johnny Depp (The Tourist)Paul Giamatti (Barney's Version)Jake Gyllenhaal (Love and Other Drugs)Kevin Spacey (Casino Jack)
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureChristian Bale (The Fighter)Michael Douglas (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps)Jeremy Renner (The Town)Geoffrey Rush (The King's Speech)
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureAmy Adams (The Fighter)Helena Bonham Carter (The King's Speech)Mila Kunis (Black Swan)Melissa Leo (The Fighter)Jackie Weaver (Animal Kingdom)
Best Actor in a TV Series, DramaSteve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire)Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)Michael C. Hall (Dexter)John Hamm (Mad Men)Hugh Laurie (House)
Best Director, Motion PictureDarren Aronofsky (Black Swan)David Fincher (The Social Network)Tom Hooper (The King's Speech)Christopher Nolan (Inception)David O. Russell (The Fighter)
Best Motion Picture, Musical or ComedyAlice in WonderlandBurlesqueThe Kids Are All RightRedThe Tourist
Best TV Series, DramaBroadwalk EmpireDexterThe Good WifeMad MenThe Walking Dead
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, DramaHalle Berry (Frankie and Alice)Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole)Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone)Natalie Portman (Black Swan)Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine)
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, DramaJesse Eisenberg (The Social Network)Colin Firth (The King's Speech)James Franco (127 Hours)Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine)Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter)
Best Motion Picture, DramaBlack SwanThe FighterInceptionThe King's SpeechThe Social Network