BOSTON (CBS/AP) – Two movies based in Massachusetts were among the top nominated films for Golden Globes Tuesday.
The Cambridge-based “The Social Network” and the Lowell-based “The Fighter” tied for second with six nominations each.
The British monarchy tale “The King’s Speech” led all contenders with seven nominations, including best drama and acting honors for Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush.
Among nominations for “The Social Network” were Jesse Eisenberg as best dramatic actor, Andrew Garfield as supporting actor and David Fincher as director.
“The Fighter” earned four acting nominations, best actor for Mark Wahlberg and supporting honors for Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Melissa Leo. Its nominations also included a directing slot for David O. Russell.
“We were hopeful for a couple, but to get this number was unexpected, exciting, and when it comes to the actors, so well-deserved on their front,” said “The Fighter” producer Ryan Kavanaugh. “Everyone brought their A-game.”
Hollywood’s second-highest film honors, the Globes traditionally were a solid weather vane for predicting which film might triumph at the Academy Awards.
But the Globes have provided murky forecasts in recent times. In the last six years, only a single recipient of one of the Globe best-film prizes has gone on to win best picture at the Oscars — 2008′s “Slumdog Millionaire.”
The Oscars nominations come out Jan. 25, nine days after the Globes are presented.
The Globes are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a group of about 85 critics and reporters for overseas outlets.
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