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Golden Globe Nominations 2012: Which Movie and TV Stars Got the Nod?

Which stars are in, and who got snubbed?

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Let the race for Hollywood's golden statues begin.

Will George Clooney sweep, or will his fellow "Sexiest Man Alive" contenders Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling put up a fight?  Will silent movie "The Artist" lead all motion pictures by taking home trophies in each of the six categories it is nominated? 

Will Kristen Wiig's comedic chops go unnoticed?  And will Best Actor in a TV comedy nominee Alec Baldwin be able to catch a plane flight from New York to Los Angeles for the show?

Those are just some of the questions being asked following this morning's announcement of nominees for the 69th Annual Golden Globe awards.

PHOTOS: 2012 Golden Globe Nominees

The nominations in 25 film and television categories, announced today in Los Angeles by actors Woody Harrelson, Gerard Butler, Rashida Jones and Sofia Veragara, mark the start of the annual months long ritual to see which Hollywood stars are rewarded for their work in television and film.

Clooney was nominated for three Golden Globes, including best dramatic actor for "The Descendants," and for directing and screenplay for "The Ides of March." His good friend,Brad Pitt, was nominated for his role in "Moneyball," and Gosling came up with two nominations, one for his acting in "Ides" with Clooney, and a second nomination for best musical or comedy actor for the romance "Crazy, Stupid, Love."

Famous Hollywood names like Streep, Spielberg, Theron, and even Madonna, topped the nominations list, but were also a few surprises and new names to be found.

Good Morning America” spoke with Shailene Woodley, Clooney's costar in "The Descendants," and a first time nominee, just moments after her name was announced in the "Best Supporting Actress" category this morning.

"It's crazy," said Woodley, whose role as Clooney's daughter was also her film debut.  "It's been such a magical ride and the last few months have been so life changing."

"I'm like a giddy little girl on Christmas Day," she said of her nomination, which she admitted she learned about while just waking up on the West Coast, still in her pajamas.

The Golden Globes ceremony, presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, will be broadcast live from Hollywood on Jan. 15. British comedian Ricky Gervais will return for a second time as host.

Five-time Academy Award and Globe nominee Morgan Freeman — who won the supporting-actor Oscar for "Million Dollar Baby" and a best-actor Globe for "Driving Miss Daisy" — will receive the group's Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement.


Best Series, Drama:  "American Horror Story," FX; "Boardwalk Empire," HBO; "Boss," Starz; "Game of Thrones," HBO; "Homeland," Showtime.

Best Actor, Drama:  Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"; Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"; Kelsey Grammer, "Boss"; Jeremy Irons, "The Borgias"; Damian Lewis, "Homeland.”

Best Actress, Drama:  Claire Danes, "Homeland"; Mireille Enos, "The Killing"; Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"; Madeleine Stowe, "Revenge"; Callie Thorne, "Necessary Roughness."

Best Series, Musical or Comedy:  "Enlightened," HBO, "Episodes" Showtime; "Glee," Fox; "Modern Family," ABC; "New Girl," Fox.

Best Actor, Musical or Comedy:  Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"; David Duchovny, "Californication"; Johnny Galecki, "The Big Bang Theory"; Thomas Jane, "Hung"; Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes".

Best Actress, Musical or Comedy:  Laura Dern, "Enlightened"; Zooey Deschanel, "New Girl"; Tina Fey, "30 Rock"; Laura Linney, "The Big C"; Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation."

Best Miniseries or Movie:  "Cinema Verite," HBO; "Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)," PBS; "The Hour," BBC America; "Mildred Pierce," HBO; "Too Big to Fail," HBO.

Best Actor, Miniseries or Movie:  Hugh Bonneville, "Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)"; Idris Elba, "Luther"; William Hurt, "Too Big to Fail"; Bill Nighy, "Page Eight (Masterpiece)"; Dominic West, "The Hour."

Best Actress, Miniseries or Movie:  Romola Garai, "The Hour"; Diane Lane, "Cinema Verite"; Elizabeth McGovern, "Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)," Emily Watson, "Appropriate Adult"; Kate Winslet, "Mildred Pierce."

Best Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie:  Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones"; Paul Giamatti, "Too Big to Fail"; Guy Pierce, "Mildred Pierce"; Tim Robbins, "Cinema Verite"; Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family."

Best Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie:  Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story"; Kelly Macdonald, "Boardwalk Empire; Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey (Masterpiece)"; Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family"; Evan Rachel Wood, "Mildred Pierce."


Best Motion Picture, Drama: "The Descendants," "The Help," "Hugo," "The Ides of March," "Moneyball," "War Horse."

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: "50/50," "The Artist," "Bridesmaids," "Midnight in Paris," "My Week with Marilyn."

Best  Actor, Drama: George Clooney, "The Descendants"; Leonard DiCaprio, "J. Edgar"; Michael Fassbender, "Shame"; Ryan Gosling, "The Ides of March"; Brad Pitt, "Moneyball."

Actress, Drama: Glenn Close, "Albert Nobbs"; Viola Davis, "The Help"; Rooney Mara, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"; Meryl Streep, "The Iron Lady"; Tilda Swinton, "We Need to Talk About Kevin."

Best Director: Woody Allen, "Midnight in Paris"; George Clooney, "The Ides of March"; Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"; Alexander Payne, "The Descendants"; Martin Scorsese, "Hugo."

Best Actor, Musical or Comedy: Jean Dujardin, "The Artist"; Brendan Gleeson, "The Guard"; Joseph Gordon-Levitt, "50/50"; Ryan Gosling, "Crazy, Stupid, Love"; Owen Wilson, "Midnight in Paris."

Best Actress, Musical or Comedy: Jodie Foster, "Carnage"; Charlize Theron, "Young Adult"; Kristen Wiig, "Bridesmaids"; Michelle Williams, "My Week with Marilyn"; Kate Winslet, "Carnage."

Best Supporting Actor: Kenneth Branagh, "My Week with Marilyn"; Albert Brooks, "Drive"; Jonah Hill, "Moneyball"; Viggo Mortensen, "A Dangerous Method"; Christopher Plummer, "Beginners."

Best Supporting Actress: Berenice Bejo, "The Artist"; Jessica Chastain, "The Help"; Janet McTeer, "Albert Nobbs"; Octavia Spencer, "The Help"; Shailene Woodley, "The Descendants."

Best Animated Film: "The Adventures of Tintin," "Arthur Christmas," "Cars 2," "Puss in Boots," "Rango."

Best Screenplay: Woody Allen, "Midnight in Paris"; George Clooney, Grand Heslov, Beau Willimon, "The Ides of March"; Michel Hazanavicius, "The Artist"; Alexander Payne, Nat Faxwon, Jim Rash, "The Descendants"; Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, "Moneyball."

Best Foreign Language: "The Flowers of War," "In the Land of Blood and Honey," "The Kid with a Bike," "A Separation," "The Skin I Live In."

Best Original Score: Ludovic Bource, "The Artist"; Abel Korzeniowski, "W.E."; Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"; Howard Shore, "Hugo"; John Williams, "War Horse."

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

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