'The King's Speech' Leads Golden Globe Film Nominations With Seven
With seven nominations, The King's Speech, the British drama about a regal speech impediment, led the nominations for the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards that were announced Tuesday morning. Facebook-founding drama The Social Network and boxing tale The Fighter followed close behind with six noms each.
In the television categories, Glee led the parade with five nominations. Eight other shows -- including 30 Rock, Dexter, Modern Family and Mad Men -- scored three noms each.
The Globe noms, voted by the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., had their share of surprises.
Johnny Depp scored a double whammy, picking up two nominations in the same category -- best actor in a motion picture comedy or musical. He received the noms for playing the mad hatter in Alice in Wonderland and as a man who stumbles into an international web of intrigue in The Tourist -- a movie that Sony Pictures sold as a romantic thriller. Angelina Jolie, his seductive co-star in that movie, earned a nomination as well.
The announcement of the Tourist noms drew audible laughter from the crowd of press and publicists assembled at the Beverly Hilton for the pre-dawn announcement.
In the race for best motion picture drama, Speech, Network and Fighter will go up against the ballet drama The Black Swan and dream thriller Inception when the Globes are handed out on Jan. 16.