Awards season is upon us. First up Next up: the 2012 Golden Globes! The annual event will be held on Sunday, January 15, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California, honoring the best and brightest in both film and television. This morning, the nominees for the ceremony were announced by Sofia Vegara, Woody Harrelson and Gerard Butler. Who made the final cut? Both Michelle Williams (her third) and Meryl Streep (her 26th!) were nominated for Best Actress, whereas Brad Pitt (his fifth) and George Clooney (his seventh -- for film) made the Best Actor list. For a full rundown of nominees, check out the complete list ahead.

BEST PICTURE, DRAMA
'The Descendants'
'The Ides of March'
'The Help'
'Moneyball'
'Hugo'
'War Horse'

BEST PICTURE, COMEDY
'The Artist'
'50/50'
'Bridesmaids'
'My Week With Marilyn'
'Midnight in Paris'

BEST ACTOR, DRAMA
George Clooney in 'The Descendants'
Brad Pitt in 'Moneyball'
Leonardo DiCaprio in 'J.Edgar'
Ryan Gosling in 'The Ides of March'
Michael Fassbender in 'Shame'

BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA
Viola Davis in 'The Help'
Meryl Streep in 'The Iron Lady'
Tilda Swinton in 'We Need to Talk About Kevin'
Rooney Mara in 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'
Glenn Close in 'Albert Nobbs'

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

BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY
Michelle Williams in 'My Week With Marilyn'
Jodie Foster in 'Carnage'
Kristen Wiig in 'Bridesmaids'
Charlize Theron in 'Young Adult'
Kate Winslet in 'Carnage'

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Albert Brooks in 'Drive'
Christopher Plummer in 'Beginners'
Kenneth Branagh in 'My Week With Marilyn'
Jonah Hill in 'Moneyball'
Viggo Mortensen in 'A Dangerous Method'

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Berenice Bejo in 'The Artist'
Octavia Spencer in 'The Help'
Jessica Chastain in 'The Help'
Janet McTeer in 'Albert Nobbs'
Shailene Woodley in 'The Descendants'

BEST DIRECTOR
Martin Scorsese for 'Hugo'
George Clooney for 'The Ides of March'
Michel Hazanavicius for 'The Artist'
Alexander Payne for 'The Descendants'
Woody Allen for 'Midnight in Paris'

BEST SCREENPLAY
'Midnight in Paris'
'The Ides of March'
'The Artist'
'The Descendants'
'Moneyball'

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
'Rango'
'The Adventures of Tintin'
'Puss in Boots'
'Arthur Christmas'
'Cars 2'

BEST FOREIGN FILM
'In the Land of Blood and Honey'
'Flowers of War'
'The Skin I Live In'
'The Kid With a Bike'
'A Separation'

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
'W.E.'
'The Help'
'Albert Nobbs'
'Machine Gun Preacher'
'Gnomeo and Juliet'

BEST SCORE
'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'
'War Horse'
'The Artist'
'W.E.'
'Hugo'

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