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9 Golden Globe Nominations Surprises

It’s been a pretty exciting year for movies, what with “Black Swan,” “Blue Valentine,” “Catfish,” “The Social Network, ” etc, etc. So, when the Golden Globe Awards announced its nominees this morning, guess which flick got the most nods? “The King’s Speech.” Yep, the movie none of us saw starring Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter.

The “Golden Globe” nominations are often a little wacky, so after the jump, eight more things that surprised us.

  1. That “Inception” got a Best Motion Picture nom, even if it left us scratching our heads. Other nominees are: “Black Swan,” “The Fighter,” “The King’s Speech,” and “The Social Network.”
  2. That we haven’t actually seen three out of five of the Best Performance By An Actress in a Motion Picture nominees. Halle Berry (“Frankie & Alice”), Nicole Kidman (“Rabbit Hole”), and Michelle Williams (“Blue Valentine”) have yet to show their stuff since their movies aren’t out yet. Though we agree Natalie Portman was awesome in “Black Swan,” as was Jennifer Lawrence in “Winter’s Bone.”
  3. That it’s the hottest grouping ever for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture—Jesse Eisenberg (“The Social Network”), Colin Firth (“The King’s Speech”), James Franco (“127 Hours”), Ryan Gosling (“Blue Valentine”), and Mark Wahlberg (“The Fighter”). Yumz!
  4. That both “Burlesque” and “The Tourist” made it into the Best Picture Comedy or Musical category. Come on, these are not good movies. We hope this means a win for the very sweet “The Kids Are All Right.”
  5. That both Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway got noms for Best Actor and Best Actress, respectively, for “Love And Other Drugs.” Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp also pulled off this feat for “The Tourist” which … what? Thankfully, Annette Bening and Julianne Moore of “The Kids Are Alright” also got double noms.
  6. That oral sex pays! Mila Kunis got a nod for Best Supporting Actress!
  7. That “Mad Men” actually has some competition for Best Television Series. “Boardwalk Empire,” “Dexter,” “The Good Wife,” and “The Walking Dead” are also in the running. And holler, some love for Peggy—Elisabeth Moss is nominated for Best Actress in a television series. We’re also pleasantly surprised that our fave, Bryan Cranston in “Breaking Bad,” got nominated for Best Actor.
  8. That Lea Michele got a nod for Best Actress in a Television Comedy or Musical, and Matthew Morrison got the nom for Best Actor for “Glee,” considering that their roles have been seriously diminished this year. We wish it had been the year of love for Brittany and Kurt.

Check out the full nomination list here. And let us know what you think of the nominations in the comments section.

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