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The King's Speech leads Golden Globe nominations

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Dec 14, 2010 | 4:30am EST

The cinematic tale about the British monarchy is heading up the main categories with nominations for Best Picture (Drama) and Best Director for Tom Hooper, while Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush have all received acting nods.

Boxing film The Fighter and Facebook-inspired movie The Social Network trailed with six nominations apiece, including mentions in the Best Picture (Drama) category, which also saw nods to ballet movie Black Swan and sci-fi blockbuster Inception.

Meanwhile nominees in the Best Picture (Musical or Comedy) category include Alice In Wonderland, Burlesque, The Kids Are All Right, action movie Red and Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp's romantic thriller The Tourist.

Robert De Niro, an eight-time Globe nominee who won a best actor prize for Raging Bull, will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement.

The 68th annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by British comic Ricky Gervais, will take place on 16 January (11) in Los Angeles.

The main categories are as follows:

Best Picture (Drama)

Black Swan

The Fighter

Inception

The King’s Speech

The Social Network

Best Picture (Musical or Comedy)

Alice in Wonderland

Burlesque

The Kids Are All Right

Red

The Tourist

Best Director

Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan)

David Fincher (The Social Network)

Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech)

Christopher Nolan (Inception)

David O. Russell (The Fighter)

Best Actor (Drama)

Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network)

Colin Firth (The King’s Speech)

James Franco (127 Hours)

Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine)

Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter)

Best Actress (Drama)

Halle Berry (Frankie and Alice)

Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole)

Jennifer Lawrence (Winter’s Bone)

Natalie Portman (Black Swan)

Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine)

Best Actor (Musical or Comedy)

Johnny Depp (Alice In Wonderland)

Johnny Depp (The Tourist)

Paul Giamatti (Barney’s Version)

Jake Gyllenhaal (Love And Other Drugs)

Kevin Spacey (Casino Jack)

Best Actress (Musical or Comedy)

Annette 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 Supporting Actor

Christian Bale (The Fighter)

Michael Douglas (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps)

Andrew Garfield (The Social Network)

Jeremy Renner (The Town)

Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech)

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams (The Fighter)

Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech)

Mila Kunis (Black Swan)

Melissa Leo (The Fighter)

Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom)

Best Screenplay

Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy (127 Hours)

Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg (The Kids Are All Right)

Christopher Nolan (Inception)

David Seidler (The King’s Speech)

Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network)

Best Animated Film

Despicable Me

How to Train Your Dragon

The Illusionist

Tangled

Toy Story 3

Best Foreign Film

Biutiful (Spain)

The Concert (France)

The Edge (Russia)

I Am Love (Italy)

In a Better World (Denmark)

Best Original Score

Alexandre Desplat (The King’s Speech)

Danny Elfman (Alice in Wonderland)

A.R. Rahman (127 Hours)

Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross (The Social Network)

Hans Zimmer (Inception)

Best Original Song

Bound to You (Burlesque)

Coming Home (Country Strong)

I See the Light (Tangled)

There’s a Place for Us (The Chronicles of Narnia)

You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me (Burlesque)

Best Television Miniseries or Movie

Carlos

The Pacific

Temple Grandin

You Don't Know Jack

The Pillars of the Earth

Best Actress in a Television Series, Drama

Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)

Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men)

Piper Perabo (Covert Affairs)

Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy)

Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer)

Best Actor in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical

Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)

Steve Carell (The Office)

Thomas Jane (Hung)

Matthew Morrison (Glee)

Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)

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