Actress Rashida Jones speaks onstage during the 69th annual Golden Globe Award Nominations announcements at The Beverly Hilton hotel on Dec. 15, 2011 in Beverly Hills

*”The Help” continues to score nominations this award season, earning five more Thursday morning from the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards.

One day after the film nabbed a leading four SAG Awards nominations, the DreamWorks movie based on Kathryn Stockett’s best-selling novel about maids and their employers during the 1960s picked up Globe nominations for best motion picture drama, best original song for Mary J. Blige’s “Living Proof,” and three acting awards: Viola Davis for best actress, and Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain for best supporting actress.

Golden Globe nominees Octavia Spencer (L) and Viola Davis in "The Help"

The nominations were announced from the Beverly Hilton Hotel by Sofia Vergara, Gerard Butler, Rashida Jones (pictured above) and Woody Harrelson with Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Aida Takla-O’Reilly.

Meanwhile, Idris Elba was recognized for his starring role in “Luther” in the best actor in a miniseries or TV movie category.

Golden Globe nominee Idris Elba as Det. John Luther in the BBC miniseries "Luther"

“The Artist” led film categories with six nominations, including best motion picture, comedy or musical. “The Descendents” and “The Help” both followed with five nominations, with “Moneyball,” “Ides of March” and “Midnight in Paris’ each earning four.

In the television categories, “Downton Abbey” and “Mildred Pierce” both lead with four nominations, while series “Boardwalk Empire,” “Modern Family” and newcomers “The Hour” and “Homeland” each earned three nominations a piece.

The Golden Globes will be be broadcast live on NBC coast-to-coast Jan. 15, 2012 with returning host Ricky Gervais. Morgan Freeman will receive the Cecille DeMille Award.

View the complete list of nominees below:


Best Drama
The Descendants
The Help
The Ides of March
War Horse

Best Comedy/Musical
The Artist
Midnight in Paris
My Week with Marilyn

Best Animated Film
The Adventures of Timtin
Puss in Boots
Winnie the Pooh
Arthur Christmas

Best Actor in a Drama
George Clooney, The Descendants
Brad Pitt, Moneyball
Ryan Gosling, The Ides of March
Michael Fassbender, Shame
Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar

Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Brendan Gleeson, The Guard
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50
Ryan Gosling, Crazy, Stupid, Love.
Owen Wilson, Midnight in Paris

Best Supporting Actor
 in a Motion Picture
Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Albert Brooks, Drive
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method

Best Actress in a Drama
Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis, The Help
Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin

Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy
Jodie Foster, Carnage
Charlize Theron, Young Adult
Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids
Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn
Kate Winslet, Carnage

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Shailene Woodley, The Descendants
Octavia Spencer, The Help
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Berenice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help

Best Director

Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
George Clooney, The Ides of March
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Martin Scorsese, Hugo

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Hello Hello” — Gnomeo & Juliet (Music by: Elton John; Lyrics by: Bernie Taupin)
“The Keeper” — Machine Gun Preacher (Music & Lyrics by: Chris Cornell)
“Lay Your Head Down” — Albert Nobbs (Music by: Brian Byrne; Lyrics by: Glenn Close)
“The Living Proof” — The Help (Music by: Mary J. Blige, Thomas Newman, Harvey Mason, Jr.; Lyrics by: Mary J. Blige, Harvey Mason, Jr., Damon Thomas)
“Masterpiece” — W.E. (Music & Lyrics by: Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry)


Best TV Comedy or Musical
Modern Family
New Girl

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture
Cinema Verite
Downton Abbey
The Hour
Mildred Pierce
Too Big To Fail

Best Actor in a TV Drama
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Damian Lewis, Homeland
Jeremy Irons, The Borgias
Kelsey Grammer, Boss

Best Actor in a TV Musical or Comedy
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
David Duchovny, Californication
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Thomas Jane, Hung
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Best Supporting Actor in TV Series, Mini-Series, or Made-for-TV Movie
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Paul Giamatti, Too Big To Fail
Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce
Tim Robbins, Cinema Verite
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Best Actress in a TV Drama
Claire Danes, Homeland
Mireille Enos, The Killing
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Madeleine Stowe, Revenge
Callie Thorne, Necessary Roughness

Best Actress in a TV Musical or Comedy
Laura Dern, Enlightened
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laura Linney, The Big C
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Best Supporting Actress in TV Series, Mini-Series, or Made-for-TV Movie

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Evan Rachel Wood, Mildred Pierce