*Halle Berry and Idris Elba were among the nominees announced this morning for the 2011 Golden Globe Awards.
Berry was recognized in the best actress category for her role in the upcoming film “Frankie and Alice,” while Elba was selected for his work in the BBC America drama “Luther.” [See trailers for both below.]
The British monarchy tale “The King’s Speech” led with seven Golden Globe nominations, including best drama and acting honors for Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush.
“The Social Network” and “The Fighter” tied for second with six nominations each. Among nods 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.
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 Johnny Depp/Angelina Jolie-led “Tourist,” a disappointment at this weekend’s box office and blasted by many critics, also scored acting nominations for both leads.
Berry will compete for best actress against 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.”
Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal (“Love and Other Drugs”), James Franco (“127 Minutes”) and Annette Bening (“The Kids are Alright”) were also among the nominees in the film acting categories, while Judi Dench, and Jennifer Love Hewitt were among the nominees in the TV categories.
Blair Underwood, Katie Holmes and Josh Duhamel helped announce the nominations this morning just after 8:30.
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards, which are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, will be broadcast on NBC on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011. Robert De Niro, an eight-time Globe nominee who won a best-actor prize there for “Raging Bull,” will receive the group’s Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. Actor and comic Ricky Gervais is the scheduled host.
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