The 69th annual Golden Globe Award nominations were announced Thursday morning, and the silent film The Artist led the pack with nominations for Best Picture - Musical or Comedy, Best Director, Best Lead Actor, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Original Score.
The Ides of March was probably the biggest across-the-board surprise, with nominations for Best Picture, Director (George Clooney), Best Actor (Ryan Gosling) and Best Screenplay. Basically, it was nominated in every category it possibly could have been.
Though his performance in Drive was not recognized, Gosling was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor -- Musical and a Comedy for his performance in Crazy Stupid Love - the romantic comedy's only nomination.
The Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama category wasn't particularly shocking, though Elizabeth Olsen and Kirsten Dunst were snubbed (granted, the latter was a bit of a dark horse). Kristin Wiig was nominated for Bridesmaids, but Melissa McCarthy did not receive a Best Supporting Actress nomination like many had hoped.
Jonah Hill earned a surprise but deserved nomination as Best Supporting Actor for Moneyball,which was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor (Brad Pitt), and Best Screenplay.
Unfortunately for those of us who thought it might have done better, Beginners was recognized only in the Best Supporting Actor category, with an expected nod to Christopher Plummer, who has a real shot at winning. He will be up against Albert Brooks, who received the only nomination for Drive.
Madonna's yet-to-be-released W.E. was nominated for Best Original Score and Best Original Song (her own).
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close did not receive a single nomination.
On the T.V. side, expect a Golden Globes boycott from outraged Breaking Bad fans -- the critical and cult favorite did not receive a nomination for Best Drama Series, but American Horror Story did. Lead actor Bryan Cranston was nominated, however.
Dexter and Michael C. Hall were snubbed altogether.
Showtime has a strong showing otherwise, with multiple nominations for its surprisingly smart meta-comedy, Episodes, and the CIA drama Homeland.
Both Zooey Deschanel and her adorkable sitcom The New Girl received nominations, but both face stiff competition in their categories.
Best Motion Picture - Drama
The Ides of March
Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Midnight in Paris
My Week with Marilyn
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis, The Help
Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin
Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
George Clooney, The Descendants
Leonardo diCaprio, J. Edgar
Brad Pitt, Moneyball
Ryan Gosling,The Ides of March
Michael Fassbender - Shame
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical
Charlize Theron , Young Adult
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Kristin Wiig, Bridesmaids
Jodi Foster, Carnage
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy Or Musical
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Owen Wilson, Midnight in Paris
Ryan Gosling, Crazy Stupid Love
Brendan Gleeson, The Guard
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50
Best Animated Feature Film
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
Puss in Boots
Best Foreign Language Film
A Separation (Iran)
The Kid with the Bike (Belgium)
In the Land of Blood and Honey (USA)
The Skin I Live In (Spain)
Flowers of War (China)
Best Original Score
Ludovic Bource, The Artist
John Williams, War Horse
Howard Shore, Hugo
Abel Korzeniowsky, W.E.
Best Original Song - Motion Picture
The Keeper - Machine Gun Preacher, Chris Cornell
Lay Your Head Down - Albert Nobbs, Sinead O'Connor
Hello Hello - Gnomeo and Juliet, Elton John
The Living Proof - The Help, Mary J. Blige
Masterpiece - W.E., Madonna
Best Television Drama Series
American Horror Story
Game of Thrones
Best Actor in a Television Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Kelsey Grammer, Boss
Jeremy Irons, The Borgias
Damian Lewis, Homeland
Best Actress in a Television Drama Series
Claire Danes, Homeland
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Madeleine Stowe, Revenge
Callie Thorne, Necessary Roughness
Mireille Enos, The Killing
Best Comedy Series
Best Actor, Comedy
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
David Duchovny, Californication
Thomas Jane, Hung
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Johnny Galecki, The Big Band Theory
Best Actress, Comedy
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Laura Dern, Enlightened
Zooey Deschanel, The New Girl
Laura Linney, The Big C
Best TV Movie or Miniseries
Too Big to Fail
Best Actor, TV Movie or Miniseries
William Hurt, Too Big to Fail
Idris Elba, Luther
Bill Nighy, Page Eight
Dominic West, Appropriate Adult
Hugh Bonneville, Downtown Abbey
Best Supporting Actor, Series, TV Movie or Miniseries
Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce
Tim Robbins, Cinemta Verite
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Best Supporting Actress, Series, TV Movie, or Miniseries
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Maggie Smith, Downtown Abbey
Sofia Vergera, Modern Family
Evan Rachel Wood, Mildred Pierce