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Golden Globes Preview

Take a look at the award ceremony's nominees.

The 69th annual Golden Globe Awards are returning to the  from 5-8 p.m. Sunday.

For those watching the ceremony from the safety of their couch—avoiding the  the event is likely to cause—here is a look at this year's nominations.

Best Dramatic Motion Picture

  • Hugo
  • The Ides of March
  • Moneyball
  • War Horse

Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama

  • Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
  • Viola Davis, The Help
  • , The Iron Lady
  • Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
  • Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin

Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama

  • , The Descendants
  • , Moneyball
  •  J. Edgar
  • , The Ides of March
  • Michael Fassbender, Shame

Best Motion Picture Comedy/Musical

  • 50/50
  • The Artist
  • Bridesmaids
  • Midnight in Paris
  • My Week With Marilyn

Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy/Musical

  • , Carnage
  • Kate Winslet, Carnage
  • Charlize Theron, Young Adult
  • Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids
  •  My Week With Marilyn

Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy/Musical

  • , Crazy, Stupid, Love
  • Jean Dujardin, The Artist
  • Brendan Gleeson, The Guard
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50
  • Owen Wilson, Midnight in Paris

Best Animated Feature Film

  • The Adventures of Tintin
  • Arthur Christmas
  • Cars 2
  • Puss in Boots
  • Rango

Best Foreign Language Film

  • The Flowers of War, China
  • In the Land of Blood and Honey, USA
  • The Kid with a Bike, Belgium
  • A Separation, Iran
  • The Skin I Live In, Spain

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

  • Jessica Chastain, The Help
  • Octavia Spencer, The Help
  • Berenice Bejo, The Artist
  • Janet McTeer, The Help
  • Shailene Woodley, The Descendants

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

  • Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
  • , Drive
  • Jonah Hill, Moneyball
  • , A Dangerous Method
  • Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Best Director of a Motion Picture

  • Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
  • , The Ides of March
  • Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
  • Alexander Payne, The Descendants
  • Martin Scorsese, Hugo

Best Screenplay of a Motion Picture

  • Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
  • , Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon, The Ides of March
  • Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
  • Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, The Descendants
  • Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, Moneyball

Best Original Score of a Motion Picture

  • Ludovic Bource, The Artist
  • Abel Korzeniowski, W.E.
  • Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
  • Howard Shore, Hugo
  • John Williams, War Horse

Best Original Song of a Motion Picture

  • "The Living Proof" from The Help (Music by: Mary J. Blige, Thomas Newman, Harvey Mason, Jr., Damon Thomas; Lyrics by: Mary J. Blige, Harvey Mason, Jr., Damon Thomas)
  • "Lay Your Head Down" from Albert Nobbs (Music by: Brian Byrne; Lyrics by: Glenn Close)
  • "The Keeper" from Machine Gun Preacher (Music & Lyrics by: Chris Cornell)
  • "Masterpiece" from W.E. (Music & Lyrics by: Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry)
  • "Hello Hello" from Gnomeo & Juliet (Music by: Elton John; Lyrics by: Bernie Taupin) 

Best Television Series, Drama

  •  (FX)
  • Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
  • Boss (Starz)
  • Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • Homeland (Showtime)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama

  • Claire Danes, Homeland 
  • Mireille Enos, The Killing 
  • Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
  • Madeleine Stowe, Revenge 
  • Callie Thorne, Necessary Roughness

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama

  • Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
  • Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
  • Kelsey Grammer, Boss
  • Jeremy Irons, The Borgias
  • Damian Lewis, Homeland

Best Television Series, Comedy/Musical

  • Enlightened (HBO)
  • Episodes (Showtime)
  •  (Fox)
  • (ABC)
  •  (Fox)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Comedy/Musical

  • Laura Dern, Enlightened
  • Tina Fey, 30 Rock
  • Laura Linney, The Big C 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Comedy/Musical

  • Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
  • David Duchovny, Californication
  • Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory 
  • Thomas Jane, Hung
  • Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television

  • Cinema Verite (HBO)
  • Downton Abbey (Masterpiece) (PBS)
  • The Hour (BBC America)
  • Mildred Pierce (HBO)
  • Too Big to Fail (HBO)

Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television

  • Romola Garai, The Hour
  • Diane Lane, Cinema Verite 
  • Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey (Masterpiece) 
  • Emily Watson, Appropriate Adult 
  • Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce

Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television

  • Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)
  • Idris Elba, Luther 
  • William Hurt, Too Big to Fail
  • Bill Nighy, Page Eight (Masterpiece) 
  • Dominic West, The Hour

Best Supporting Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television

  • Jessica Lange, American Horror Story 
  • Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire 
  • Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)
  •  Modern Family 
  • Evan Rachel Wood, Mildred Pierce

Best Supporting Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television

  • , Game of Thrones
  • Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail
  • Guy Pierce, Mildred Pierce
  • Tim Robbins, Cinema Verite 
  • Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award

  • .

The ceremony is being hosted for the third consecutive year by comedian Ricky Gervais.

This list was compiled with information from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

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