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Golden Globe Nominations Announced

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The Golden Globe nominations are in and there are quite a few surprise nominations in the mix.

Let’s start off with the not-so-surprising nominations. Natalie Portman received a nomination for her role as a paranoid ballerina in “Black Swan” and James Franco earned a nod for his portrayal as an experienced mountain climber forced to amputate his arm in “127 Hours”. Also receiving a nomination for best actor was Colin Firth for “The King’s Speech.”

Now here’s a shocker. Johnny Depp received two nominations for his roles in “Alice in Wonderland” and the box-office bomb, “The Tourist.” Also receiving a nod for “Tourist” was Angelina Jolie. Also getting nominations in the best acting category for a comedy are Anne Hathaway for “Love and Other Drugs,” and Emma Stone for “Easy A.” Last time I checked, "The Tourist" and “Love and Other Drugs” weren't comedies.

Everyone knows I love Johnny Depp, but “The Tourist” isn’t a comedy. If he wins, I hope he wins for “Alice in Wonderland.” For the actress category, I’m rooting for Emma Stone.

Nominations for the Dramatic Movie category include “Black Swan,” “The Fight,” “Inception,” “The King’s Speech” and “Social Network.” I want to see “Inception” win, but I think it’s going to be “Black Swan.”

Finally getting some recognition are Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams for their roles in “Blue Valentine.” While I'm rooting for Gosling he is in a tough category this year. Other nominees include Franco, Firth, Jesse Eisenberg in “Social Network” and Mark Wahlberg for “The Fighter.”

Seriously? Mark Wahlberg over Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Leonardo DiCaprio for “Inception”? Really? Had DiCaprio been nominated over Wahlberg, this really would have been the best nomination for the best actor category in a long time. All were really strong performances.

No surprises in the TV category since most of the nominees have been nominated in the past. TV newcomers “The Walking Dead” and “Boardwalk Empire” all received nominations.

The Cecil B. DeMille Award for outstanding contributions to the entertainment industry will be given to Robert DeNiro.

NBC will air the 68th annual Golden Globe awards live Sunday, January 16.

See the full list of nominees here.

What do you think about the nominations this year? I still can’t wrap my head around some of these nominations in the movie category.