Downton Abbey scoops Golden Globes nomination

ITV's hit period drama Downton Abbey joins leading US dramas Breaking Bad, The Goodwife, House of Cards and Masters of Sex in this year's Golden Globes nominations for Best TV Drama.

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Golden Globe nominations to be announced

Stars of TV and film will find out today if they are in the running for a prestigious Golden Globe awards.

Nominations will be read out by Avatar actress Zoe Salanda, former House star Olivia Wilde and Parks and Recreation actor Aziz Ansari at the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel at 1pm UK time.

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Adele won big for her Bond theme song "Skyfall" at last year's show. Credit: Reuters

Steve McQueen's "12 years a slave", Alexander Payne's "Nebraska" and Alfonso CuarĂ³n's "Gravity" starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are all tipped for best category film nominations.

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Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, is rumoured to be one of this year's hot contenders for "best film". Credit: Reuters

"Breaking Bad" is expected to win big after the series finished earlier this year and cleaned up at the Emmys.

Often seen as a precursor to the Oscars, the awards show will be hosted by returning co-emcees Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on Sunday 12 January next year.

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