The Artist Leads Golden Globe Noms

Plus: 'The Help,' 'The Descendants' rack up 5 nominations each
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 15, 2011 9:28 AM CST
In this film publicity image released by The Weinstein Company, Jean Dujardin portrays George Valentin, left, and Berenice Bejo portrays Peppy Miller in a scene from "The Artist."    ((AP Photo/The Weinstein Company))

(Newser) – Silent film is taking over Hollywood's awards scene. The silent-era tale The Artist heads the Golden Globes with six nominations, among them best comedy or musical, and acting honors for its French stars, Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo. Tied for second-place with five nominations today are 1960s racial tale The Help and George Clooney's Hawaiian family story, The Descendants. Both films are up for best drama.

Also competing for best drama: Martin Scorsese's Paris adventure, Hugo; Clooney's political thriller, The Ides of March; Brad Pitt's baseball chronicle, Moneyball; and Steven Spielberg's World War I epic, War Horse. Joining The Artist in the best musical or comedy category are: the cancer story 50/50; Kristen Wiig's wedding romp, Bridesmaids; Woody Allen's romantic fantasy, Midnight in Paris; and Michelle Williams' Marilyn Monroe tale, My Week With Marilyn. Click for the full list of nominees, including the TV categories. (Read more nominee stories.)

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