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Golden Globe 2011 nominations announced

The Golden Globe nominations have been revealed for its 68th award show season. The Golden Globes is the time for the headliners in the business to let loose, drink some champagne and mingle with the rest of the best. Never a better time to do so, because those who win for film usually get a head start for the Oscar's.

Here is a sneak peek of some of those recognized for some of the best film and television work crafted and produced this year.

Motion Picture Nominations:

Drama Picture- "Black Swan", "The Fighter", "Inception", "The Social Network", "The King's Speech"

Musical/Comedy Picture- "The Tourist", "Alice in Wonderland", "Burlesque", "The Kids Are All Right", "Red"

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"

Actress, Drama- Halle Berry, "Frankie and Alice"; Nicole Kidman, "Rabbit Hole"; Jennifer Lawrence, "Winter's Bone"; Natalie Portman, "Black Swan"; Michelle Williams, "Blue Valentine"

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"

Actress, Musical or Comedy- Annette Bening, "The Kids Are All Right"; Julianne Moore, "The Kids Are All Right"; Anne Hathaway, "Love & Other Drugs"; Angelina Jolie, "The Tourist"; Emma Stone, "Easy A"

Animated Film- "Toy Story 3", "Despicable Me", "Tangled", "How to Train Your Dragon", "The Illusionist"


Television Nominations:

Series, Drama: "Boardwalk Empire," HBO; "Dexter," Showtime; "The Good Wife," CBS; "Mad Men," AMC; "The Walking Dead," AMC

Actor, Drama

Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"; Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"; Michael C. Hall, "Dexter"; Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"; Hugh Laurie, "House."

Actress, Drama

Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"; Elisabeth Moss, "Mad Men"; Piper Perabo, "Covert Affairs"; Katey Sagal, "The Closer"; Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer."

Series, Musical or Comedy

"30 Rock," NBC; "The Big Bang Theory," CBS; "The Big C," Showtime; "Glee," Fox; "Modern Family," ABC; "Nurse Jackie," Showtime.

Actress, Musical or Comedy

Toni Collette, "The United States of Tara"; Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"; Tina Fey, "30 Rock"; Laura Linney, "The Big C"; Lea Michele, "Glee."

Actor, Musical or Comedy

Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"; Steve Carell, "The Office"; Thomas Jane, "Hung"; Matthew Morrison, "Glee"; Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory."

Some surprises, to say the least. First, "Burlesque", really? Didn't see that one coming. Some other highlights is Jake Gyllenhaal's nod for "Love and Other Drugs." Not a surprise that he's nominated, just that the drama-comedy was put in such a category. Emma Stone shares a nod in the same film category for her actress skills in "Easy A." Stone sure seems to be making her way to the Hollywood top these days.

Nominations for "The Social Network" came just in time with the site's recent and always changing updates and "Blue Valentine's" Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams both probably woke up to a very happy phone call this morning. The talk on the film the past weeks going from NC-17 to Rated R has left the decision on nominations wary, but it turns out the actors won't be too blue come Golden time. 

As for television, "Boardwalk Empire" and "The Walking Dead" will most likely battle it out while "Mad Men" tries to hang on tight. "Modern Family" will be doing the same against "Glee" and "30 Rock" even though the series did just take home the Emmy.

As the nods are still sinking in, the fashion designers have just begun.