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"King's Speech" leads Globe nominations

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Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 4:01pm

A film about a king's battle to overcome a speech impediment led the way at Tuesday's Golden Globe nominations.

"The King's Speech" earned seven nominations overall, including Best Drama and Best Actor for Colin Firth, who plays the stammering King George VI.

The chase for Best Drama also includes the Facebook movie "The Social Network", along with the real life adventure saga "127 Hours", the marital drama "Blue Valentine" and the boxing film "The Fighter".

That film also brought Mark Wahlberg a nomination for Best Actor in a Drama.

Along with Firth, the field also includes Jesse Eisenberg for "The Social Network", James Franco for "127 Hours" and Ryan Gosling for "Blue Valentine".

Gosling's co-star Michelle Williams is among the nominees for Best Actress in a Drama.

She's joined by Halle Berry for "Frankie and Alice", Nicole Kidman for "Rabbit Hole", and Jennifer Lawrence for "Winter's Bone", but the favorite may be Natalie Portman for ballet thriller "Black Swan".

"Alice in Wonderland" leads the contenders for Best Comedy or Musical.

It also brought Johnny Depp one of his two nominations for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical.

The other came for "The Tourist", which despite being light on laughs and not spotlighting
music, snared Comedy or Musical nominations for the film and for Angelina Jolie.

"The Kids Are All Right" is also in the field for Best Comedy or Musical with Best Actress nominations for Annette Bening and Juliane Moore.

The song and dance showpiece "Burlesque" rounds out the nominees for Best Musical or Comedy, along with the action tale "Red".

In the TV categories, "30 Rock" is among the contenders for Best TV Comedy.

Its competition includes "Glee", "The Big Bang Theory", "The Big C", "Modern Family" and "Nurse Jackie".

The awards will be handed out January 16th.

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