Golden Globes 2012 movie nominees: 'The Descendants,' 'The Artist' lead the pack

globes-descendants.jpg George Clooney had a big morning Thursday (Dec. 15) with the announcement of the nominees for the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards.

He was nominated for best actor in "The Descendants," which was one of five nominations for the film -- tying for the lead with "The Artist" and "The Help." For good measure, he was also nominated for best director and best screenplay (with Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon) for "The Ides of March."

Here's the full list of nominees in the movie categories. You can go here to see the TV categories.

Best picture - drama

"The Descendants"
"The Help"
"Hugo"
"The Ides of March"
"Moneyball"
"War Horse"

Best picture - comedy/musical

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

Best 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 Have to Talk About Kevin"

Best actor - drama

George Clooney, "The Descendants"
Leonardo DiCaprio, "J. Edgar"
Michael Fassbender, "Shame"
Ryan Gosling, "The Ides of March"
Brad Pitt, "Moneyball"

Best actress - comedy/musical

Jodie Foster, "Carnage"
Charlize Theron, "Young Adult"
Kristen Wiig, "Bridesmaids"
Michelle Williams, "My Week With Marilyn"
Kate Winslet, "Carnage"

Best actor - comedy/musical

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

Best supporting actress

Berenice Bejo, "The Artist"
Jessica Chastain, "The Help"
Janet McTeer, "Albert Nobbs"
Octavia Spencer, "The Help"
Shailene Woodley, "The Descendants"

Best supporting actor

Kenneth Branagh, "My Week With Marilyn"
Albert Brooks, "Drive"
Jonah Hill, "Moneyball"
Viggo Mortensen, "A Dangerous Method"
Christopher Plummer, "Beginners"

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 screenplay


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

Best animated film


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

Best foreign-language film

"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

"The Artist"
"W.E."
"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"
"Hugo"
"War Horse"

Best original song

"Hello, Hello" ("Gnomeo & Juliet")
"Keeper" ("Machine Gun Preacher")
"Lay Your Head Down" ("Albert Nobbs")
"The Living Proof" ("The Help")
"Masterpiece" ("W.E.")

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