"King's Speech" leads Golden Globe nominations
By Bob Tourtellotte
BEVERLY HILLS (Reuters) - "The King's Speech" led the film nominations for Golden Globe awards on Tuesday with seven nods, including best film drama, among a group of films in the race for Hollywood's top honors, the Oscars.
Close behind with six nominations each were boxing film "The Fighter" and Facebook movie "The Social Network," which also claimed spots among the best film drama nominees. Rounding out the list of five contenders in that important category were "Inception" and "The Black Swan," each with four nominations.
Nominees for best movie comedy or musical were "The Kids Are All Right," "Alice in Wonderland," "Burlesque," "The Tourist" and "Red."
The Golden Globes are given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and are one of the key film honors ahead of the Oscars, the world's top movie honors, given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Philip Berk, the president of the HFPA, called Tuesday's nominees "a wonderful mix" of films.
Notably absent from the nominees were widely touted "True Grit," and "Winter's Bone," which has been a critical darling among low-budget and independent films this past year. "True Grit" star Jeff Bridges had widely been expected to pull in a nod for best actor in a drama, yet he failed to make the list.
ACTORS AND ACTRESSES
In fact, it was "Social Network" star Jesse Eisenberg, portraying the website's founder Mark Zuckerberg," who landed in the category for best dramatic film actor against Colin Firth, who plays a stuttering British king in "King's Speech." Continued...