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'Speech' leads with 7 Globe nods

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'Speech' leads with 7 Globe nods
Colin Firth and Helena Bonham arrive on the red carpet for "The King's Speech Premiere at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York City on November 8, 2010. UPI/John Angelillo | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- "The King's Speech" has been nominated for a leading seven Golden Globe Awards, including Best Drama, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association said.

The film is about how Great Britain's King George VI, who hated public speaking because of his severe speech impediment, took the throne in 1936 after his elder brother King Edward VIII abdicated so he could marry an American divorcee, and then worked with an unconventional speech therapist to find his voice shortly before England joined World War II.

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In addition to Best Drama, "The King's Speech" earned Globe nominations Tuesday for Best Actor for Colin Firth, Best Director for Tom Hooper, Best Supporting Actor for Geoffrey Rush, Best Supporting Actress for Helena Bonham Carter, Best Screenplay for David Seidler and Best Original Score for Alexandre Desplat.

The other nominees for Best Drama film are "Black Swan," "The Fighter," "Inception" and "The Social Network."

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In the running for the Best Comedy or Musical film Globe are "Alice in Wonderland," "Burlesque," "The Kids Are All Right," "Red" and "The Tourist."

The nominees for Best Actor in a Drama film are Jesse Eisenberg for "The Social Network," Colin Firth for "The King's Speech," James Franco for "127 Hours," Ryan Gosling for "Blue Valentine" and Mark Wahlberg for "The Fighter."

Johnny Depp is a double nominee for the Best Actor in a Comedy film prize for his roles in the films "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Tourist." He will compete against Paul Giamatti for "Barney's Version," Jake Gyllenhaal for "Love and Other Drugs" and Kevin Spacey for "Casino Jack."

Shortlisted for the Best Actress in a Drama film honor are Halle Berry for "Frankie & Alice," Nicole Kidman for "Rabbit Hole," Jennifer Lawrence for "Winter's Bone," Natalie Portman for "Black Swan" and Michelle Williams for "Blue Valentine."

Nominated for the Best Actress in a Comedy film are Annette Bening for "The Kids Are All Right," Anne Hathaway for "Love and Other Drugs," Angelina Jolie for "The Tourist," Julianne Moore for "The Kids Are All Right" and Emma Stone for "Easy A."

Vying for the Best Supporting Actor in a film are Christian Bale for "The Fighter," Michael Douglas for "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," Andrew Garfield for "The Social Network," Jeremy Renner for "The Town" and Geoffrey Rush for "The King's Speech."

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Competing for Best Supporting Actress are Amy Adams for "The Fighter," Helena Bonham Carter for "The King's Speech," Mila Kunis for "Black Swan," Melissa Leo for "The Fighter" and Jacki Weaver for "Animal Kingdom."

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

The musical, high-school-themed TV series "Glee" picked up five Golden Globe nominations, including one for Best Comedy Series.

Leading lady Lea Michele was nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, while Matthew Morrison was mentioned for Best Actor, Jane Lynch for Supporting Actress and Chris Colfer for Supporting Actor.

Also in the running for the Best Comedy Series are "30 Rock," "The Big Bang Theory," "The Big C," "Modern Family" and "Nurse Jackie."

Nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy Series are Toni Collette for "United States of Tara," Edie Falco for "Nurse Jackie," Tina Fey for "30 Rock," Laura Linney for "The Big C" and Lea Michele for "Glee."

Vying for the Best Actor in a Comedy Series title are Alec Baldwin for "30 Rock," Steve Carell for "The Office," Thomas Jane for "Hung," Matthew Morrison for "Glee" and Jim Parsons for "The Big Bang Theory."

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"Boardwalk Empire," "Dexter," "The Good Wife," "Mad Men" and "The Walking Dead" were nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Drama.

Shortlisted for the Best Actress in a Drama Series prize are Julianna Margulies for "The Good Wife," Elisabeth Moss for "Mad Men," Piper Perabo for "Covert Affairs," Katey Sagal for "Sons of Anarchy" and Kyra Sedgwick for "The Closer."

The nominees for Best Actor in a Drama Series are Steve Buscemi for "Boardwalk Empire," Bryan Cranston for "Breaking Bad," Michael C. Hall for "Dexter," Jon Hamm for "Mad Men" and Hugh Laurie for "House."

Nominated for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television are "Carlos," "The Pacific," "The Pillars of the Earth," "Temple Grandin" and "You Don't Know Jack."

Up for the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television are Hope Davis for "The Special Relationship," Jane Lynch for "Glee," Kelly MacDonald for "Boardwalk Empire," Julia Stiles for "Dexter" and Sofia Vergara for "Modern Family."

Nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television are Scott Caan for "Hawaii Five-0," Chris Colfer for "Glee," Chris Noth for "The Good Wife," Eric Stonestreet for "Modern Family" and David Strathairn for "Temple Grandin."

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"The Hangover" and "Avatar" won the awards for Best Comedy and Drama film respectively at the last Golden Globes ceremony.

James Cameron picked up the prize for best director for his work on "Avatar," while Robert Downey Jr. won the award for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical film for "Sherlock Holmes," Jeff Bridges earned the gong for Best Actor in a Drama film for "Crazy Heart," Meryl Streep earned the title of Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical film for "Julie & Julia," Sandra Bullock took home the Globe for Best Actress in a Drama film for "The Blind Side," Austria's Christoph Waltz won the award for Best Supporting Actor in a film for "Inglourious Basterds" and Mo'Nique earned the title of Best Supporting Actress in the film for "Precious."

"Glee" won the award for Best Comedy TV series and "Mad Men" was named Best Drama series at the last Globes ceremony.

Toni Collette picked up the trophy for Best Actress in a TV Comedy series for "The United States of Tara," Alec Baldwin earned the title of Best Actor in a Comedy series for "30 Rock," Michael C. Hall won the Globe for Best Actor in a Drama series for "Dexter" and Julianna Margulies won the award for Best Actress in a Drama series for "The Good Wife."

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The 68th annual Golden Globe Awards are to be handed out Jan. 16. The show is to air on NBC from the Beverly Hilton Hotel with Ricky Gervais serving as host.

The Globes will recognize the best in film and television for 2010.

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