Rachel Weisz earned a surprise bid for Drama Actress for her work in "The Deep Blue Sea." She had previously won the New York Film Critics Circle Award, but was recently snubbed by SAG and the Critics' Choice Awards. Other surprises include Richard Gere for Drama Actor in "Arbitrage" and Nicole Kidman, earning another Supporting Actress bid for "The Paperboy" after her surprise nomination at SAG.
The Globes are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. (HFPA), made up of journalists who cover the American film and TV industries for outlets around the world. The nearly 90 current members of the HFPA represent more than 50 countries.
The winners will be announced live on Sunday, January 13, on NBC. The ceremony will be hosted for the first time by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.