Viola Davis and Idris Elba Top 2012 Golden Globe Nominees

Mary J. Blige and The Help also get nods for Hollywood's second biggest night.

Posted: 12/15/2011 10:26 AM EST
Viola Davis and Idris Alba top 2012 Golden Globe Nominees

 

Award season is now officially in full swing with the announcement of the 2012 Golden Globe nominations and actors Viola Davis, Idris Elba and singer Mary J. Blige are leading the pack.

 

Davis picked up a nomination for Best Drama Performance by an Actress in Motion Picture for her role as Aibileen Clark in The Help. Elba received a Best Performance By an Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie nod for the title role in the BBC drama Luther.

 

Blige earned a Best Original Song nomination for the single "The Living Proof," from the The Help soundtrack, a song she also co-wrote. And finally The Help, which also starred Octavia Spencer, received a total of five nominations including one for Best Dramatic Picture.

 

Be sure to tune in to find out which nominees will get the gold and who will go home empty-handed when the 2012 Golden Globe Awards hosted by Ricky Gervais airs Sunday, January 15 on NBC.

 

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