Here Are Your Golden Globe Nominations

It's time once again for our strange dance with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the group of ninety people who manage to throw the second-biggest awards orgy of the season. Their nominations came out today, so let's take a look!

We'll start with movies because they're a more a pressing matter than the TV shows. Don't be alarmed by nods like Halle Berry for Frankie and Alice or Angelina Jolie for The Tourist. This is just what happens when you split up the Drama and Musical/Comedy categories. More spaces to fill! Plus, the HFPA really likes both Halle Berry and Angelina Jolie, so they were basically just saying "Hiiiii guyyys!!!" with those nominations. Everything else is pretty unsurprising.

Best Picture - Drama
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The King's Speech
The Social Network

Best Picture - Musical or Comedy
Alice in Wonderland
Burlesque
The Kids Are All Right
Red
The Tourist

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

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

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

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

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

Best Screenplay
127 Hours, Simon Beaufoy and Danny Boyle
Inception, Christopher Nolan
The Kids Are All Right, Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg
The King's Speech, David Seidler
The Social Network, Aaron Sorkin

Best Original Song
"Bound to You," Burlesque (performed by Christina Aguilera; written by Samuel Dixon, Christina Aguilera and Sia Furler)
"Coming Home," Country Strong (performed by Gwyneth Paltrow; written by Bob PiPiero, Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey, Troy Verges)
"I See the Light," Tangled (performed by Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi; written by Alan Menken & Glenn Slater)
"There's a Place For Us," The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (performed by Carrie Underwood; written by Carrie Underwood, David Hodges, Hillary Lindsey)
"You Haven't Seen the Last of Me Yet," Burlesque (performed by Cher; written by Diane Warren)

Best Original Score
Inception, Hans Zimmer
The King's Speech, Alexandre Desplat
The Social Network, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Alice in Wonderland, Danny Elfman
127 Hours, A.R. Rahman

Best Foreign Language Film
Biutiful
The Concert
The Edge
I Am Love
In a Better World

Best Animated Feature
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Tangled
Toy Story 3

The Best Actor — Musical/Comedy category is noticeable for containing basically no one who will actually go on to get an Oscar nomination, so look for them to be some of the drunker ones at the notoriously booze-soaked gala. Really there aren't many surprises here where it counts, except True Grit's total lock-out and that Mila Kunis took the Supporting nod for Black Swan instead of Barbara Hershey. Maybe they'll get into a dressing room fight and smash each other into mirrors! Or maybe everyone's just too concerned about poor Winona Ryder to bother with petty things like Golden Globe Awards. My fearless forecast is that Hershey and Kunis will switch places come next month's Oscar announcements, but I've been wrong (many, many times) before.

OK, onto the TV!

Best TV Series - Drama
Boardwalk Empire
Dexter
The Good Wife
Mad Men
The Walking Dead

Best TV Series - Musical or Comedy
30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
The Big C
Glee
Modern Family
Nurse Jackie

Best Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie
Carlos
The Pacific
The Pillars of the Earth
Temple Grandin
You Don't Know Jack

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

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

Best Actor - Musical or Comedy
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Thomas Jane, Hung
Matthew Morrison, Glee
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Thoery

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

Best Actor - Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie
Idris Elba, Luther
Ian McShane, Pillars of the Earth
Al Pacino, You Don't Know Jack
Dennis Quaid, The Special Relationship
Edgar Ramirez, Carlos

Best Actress - Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie
Hayley Atwell, Pillars of the Earth
Claire Danes, Temple Grandin
Judi Dench, Return to Cranford
Romola Garai, Emma
Jennifer Love Hewitt, The Client List

Best Supporting Actor in TV Series, Mini-Series, or Made-for-TV Movie
Scott Caan, Hawaii Five-0
Chris Colfer, Glee
Chris Noth, The Good Wife
David Strathairn, Temple Grandin
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Best Supporting Actress in TV Series, Mini-Series, or Made-for-TV Movie
Hope Davis, The Special Relationship
Jane Lynch, Glee
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire
Julia Stiles, Dexter
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

That's a great vote of confidence for Walking Dead in the Drama category, and a bad one for poor still-ignored Breaking Bad, which had maybe its best season yet this year. It's nice to see Idris Elba up there for, well, anything, because he's such a likable and prolific actor these days. The biggest surprise on this list is, for me, Jennifer Love Hewitt, because I thought I'd heard she was just off somewhere in Minnesota teaching third grade or something. I mean, isn't that what she should be doing at this point?

So there you have 'em! The awards show is on Sunday, 1/16 and they are always fun to watch for all the aforementioned drunkenness and lack of boring technical categories (who cares about who actually makes the movies, right???), so I suggest you make a plan to sit down and watch millionaires congratulate each other for hours.