updated 12/14/2011 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 12/15/2011 AT 8:45 AM ET
Among those in the spotlight thanks to Thursday’s nominations: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, Michelle Williams, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Tilda Swinton, Jodie Foster, Kristen Wiig, Viola Davis, Meryl Streep and Glenn Close.
Also in the running in the leading categories are Modern Family, Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey and Homeland, among others.
Mirroring many of the Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, which were announced Wednesday, the Globes also recognize movie directors for their work. Those nominated are Woody Allen for Midnight in Paris, George Clooney for Ides of March, Martin Scorsese for Hugo, Michel Hazanavicius for The Artist and Alexander Payne The Descendants.
For a complete list of nominations in all 25 categories, click here.