Golden Globe nominations announced, and they’re… a bit weird

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The Hollywood Foreign Press (with a little help from Josh Duhamel, Katie Holmes, and Blair Underwood) announced the nominees for this year's Golden Globes, and they're kind of odd! (Not unlike their roster of announcers.) People, perhaps, don't expect so much from the red-headed stepchild of award shows, but when you nominate Angelina Jolie for her role in The Tourist, that's what happens. Here's a list of some of the more interesting categories:

Best Picture, Drama:
Black Swan
The Fighter
The King's Speech
The Social Network

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

Best 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

Best Picture, Comedy/Musical:
Alice in Wonderland
The Kids Are All Right
The Tourist

Best Director:
David Fincher, The Social Network
Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
Tom Hooper, The King's Speech
Christopher Nolan, Inception
David O. Russell, The Fighter

Best Supporting Actress:
Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech
Mila Kunis, Black Swan
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Best Supporting Actor:
Christian Bale, The Fighter
Andrew Garfield, The Social Network
Jeremy Renner, The Town
Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech
Michael Douglas, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Best Actress, Comedy:
Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Anne Hathaway, Love and Other Drugs
Angelina Jolie, The Tourist
Emma Stone, Easy A
Julianne Moore, The Kids Are All Right

Best Actor, Comedy:
Kevin Spacey, Casino Jack
Jake Gyllenhaal, Love and Other Drugs
Johnny Depp, Alice in Wonderland
Johnny Depp, The Tourist
Paul Giamatti, Barney’s Version

TV Series, Drama:
Mad Men
Boardwalk Empire
The Good Wife
The Walking Dead

Best Actor, TV Drama:
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House

Best Actress, TV Drama:
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy
Piper Perabo, Covert Affairs

Best Actress, TV Comedy:
Toni Collette, The United States of Tara
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laura Linney, The Big C
Lea Michele, Glee

Best Actor, TV Comedy:
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Thomas Jane, Hung
Matthew Morrison, Glee
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best Supporting Actor, TV:
Chris Colfer, Glee
Chris Noth, The Good Wife
Scott Caan, Hawaii- 5-0
David Strathairn, Temple Grandin
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Best Supporting Actress, TV:
Hope Davis, The Special Relationship
Jane Lynch, Glee
Kelly MacDonald, Boardwalk Empire
Julia Stiles, Dexter
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

TV Series, Comedy:
30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
The Big C
Modern Family
Nurse Jackie

(Full list here.) The nice thing about the Golden Globes is that sometimes, their off-beat choices recognize some people who deserve accolades for their performances but will never get them from the Oscars or the Emmys — I'm thinking Emma Stone and Mila Kunis here, who both gave winning performances this year. On the other hand, you also get several nominations for Burlesque, a movie that couldn't manage to be camp even though Cher is in it. (Also, Scott Caan? I enjoy him and his abs, but… really?) Oh well. Let award season begin!