BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The British monarchy tale “The King’s Speech” led Golden Globe contenders Tuesday with seven nominations, including best drama and acting honors for Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush.
Other best-drama nominees were the psychosexual dance thriller “Black Swan,” the boxing saga “The Fighter,” the sci-fi blockbuster “Inception” and the Facebook chronicle “The Social Network.”
Nominees in the Globes’ other best-picture category, for musical or comedy, are the Lewis Carroll fantasy “Alice in Wonderland,” the song-and-dance extravaganza “Burlesque,” the lesbian-family tale “The Kids Are All Right,” the action tale “Red” and the romantic thriller “The Tourist.”
“The Social Network” and “The Fighter” tied for second with six nominations each. Among nominations for “The Social Network” were Jesse Eisenberg as best dramatic actor, Andrew Garfield as supporting actor and David Fincher as director.
“The Fighter” earned four acting nominations: best actor for Mark Wahlberg and supporting honors for Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Melissa Leo. Its nominations also included a directing slot for David O. Russell.
Johnny Depp earned two nominations, as best musical or comedy actor for “Alice in Wonderland” and “The Tourist.”
Along with Mr. Eisenberg, Mr. Firth and Mr. Wahlberg, best dramatic actor contenders are James Franco for the survival story “127 Hours” and Ryan Gosling for the marital tale “Blue Valentine.”
Nominees for best dramatic actress are Halle Berry for the multiple-personality drama “Frankie and Alice,” Nicole Kidman for the grieving-parent tale “Rabbit Hole,” Jennifer Lawrence for the Ozarks crime yarn “Winter’s Bone,” Natalie Portman for “Black Swan” and Michelle Williams for “Blue Valentine.”
Along with Mr. Fincher and Mr. Russell, directing nominees are Darren Aronofsky for “Black Swan,” Tom Hooper for “The King’s Speech” and Christopher Nolan for “Inception.”
Mr. Nolan’s sci-fi hit also earned nominations for screenplay and musical score, but its cast, including Leonardo DiCaprio, was snubbed for acting slots.
The Joel and Ethan Coen Western “True Grit,” starring Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon, was shut out completely.
Joining Mr. Depp in the musical or comedy actor race are Paul Giamatti in the curmudgeon chronicle “Barney’s Version,” Jake Gyllenhaal in the romance “Love and Other Drugs” and Kevin Spacey in the Jack Abramoff saga “Casino Jack.”
Mr. Depp’s “The Tourist” co-star, Angelina Jolie, is among musical or comedy actress nominees. Also competing are Annette Bening and Julianne Moore as a lesbian couple in “The Kids Are All Right,” Anne Hathaway in “Love and Other Drugs” and Emma Stone in the high school romp “Easy A.”
The animation category is filled with blockbusters, led by “Toy Story 3,” ”How to Train Your Dragon” and “Despicable Me.” The current hit “Tangled” also made the cut, along with the upcoming French tale “The Illusionist.”
“Glee” leads TV contenders with five nominations, including comedy series and acting honors for Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer and Matthew Morrison.