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The Help, The Artist and The Descendants lead Golden Globe nominations

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Dec 15, 2011 | 4:45am EST

The Help will go head-to-head with The Descendants in the Best Motion Picture (Drama) category alongside The Ides of March, Martin Scorsese's Hugo, Steven Spielberg's War Horse, and Moneyball.

The Help also received nods in the Best Performance by an Actress (Drama) category, thanks to Viola Davis, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, for Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer's work.

The Descendants scooped mentions for Best Performance by an Actor (Drama) courtesy of George Clooney, and Best Director for Alexander Payne, and newcomer Shailene Woodley garnered a nod for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role.

Silent film The Artist scored nominations for Best Motion Picture (Comedy/Musical), Best Director (Michel Hazanavicius), Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role (Berenice Bejo) and Best Performance By An Actor in the Comedy Or Musical category (Jean Dujardin).

Other big contenders at the January (12) ceremony include The Ides of March, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, and My Week with Marilyn, all of which scored three nominations.

The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by British comic Ricky Gervais, will take place on 15 January (12) in Los Angeles.

The nominations were announced by actors Gerard Butler, Woody Harrelson, Rashida Jones, and Sofia Vergara in Beverly Hills on Thursday (15Dec11) and the main movie award categories are as follows:

Best Motion Picture - Drama

The Descendants

The Help

Hugo

The Ides of March

Moneyball

War Horse

Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture - 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

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture - Drama

George Clooney - The Descendants

Leonardo DiCaprio - J. Edgar

Michael Fassbender - Shame

Ryan Gosling - The Ides of March

Brad Pitt - Moneyball

Best Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical

50/50

The Artist

Bridesmaids

Midnight in Paris

My Week With Marilyn

Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical

Jodie Foster - Carnage

Charlize Theron - Young Adult

Kristen Wiig - Bridesmaids

Michelle Williams - My Week With Marilyn

Kate Winslet - Carnage

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical

Jean Dujardin - The Artist

Brendan Gleeson - The Guard

Joseph Gordon-Levitt - 50/50

Ryan Gosling - Crazy, Stupid, Love

Owen Wilson - Midnight in Paris

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture

Berenice Bejo - The Artist

Jessica Chastain - The Help

Janet McTeer - Albert Nobbs

Octavia Spencer - The Help

Shailene Woodley - The Descendants

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture

Kenneth Branagh - My Week With Marilyn

Albert Brooks - Drive

Jonah Hill - Moneyball

Viggo Mortensen - A Dangerous Method

Christopher Plummer - Beginners

Best Director - Motion Picture

Woody Allen - Midnight in Paris

George Clooney - The Ides of March

Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist

Alexander Payne - The Descendants

Martin Scorsese - Hugo

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