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UK out in force at Golden Globes


Emily Blunt has been nominated for a Golden Globe

Emily Blunt has been nominated for a Golden Globe

Emily Blunt has been nominated for a Golden Globe

Leading ladies Helen Mirren, Emily Blunt and Carey Mulligan will be flying the flag for the UK as they compete for some of the movie world's biggest awards at the Golden Globes.

They are on the shortlist for best actress in a drama, while Colin Firth is in the running in the male category.

The 67th annual bash is considered to be Hollywood's second most important awards event behind the Oscars.

Mirren is nominated for her role in The Last Station, based on the life of War And Peace novelist Leo Tolstoy, while Blunt is up for The Young Victoria and Mulligan is nominated for An Education.

Also in their category is Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side, and Gabourey Sidibe for US hit Precious.

George Clooney's latest film Up In The Air has most nominations with six, including best motion picture, for which it competes against Avatar, The Hurt Locker, Inglourious Basterds and Precious.

Firth is up for his role in A Single Man against Clooney, Morgan Freeman, Jeff Bridges and Tobey Maguire. Daniel Day-Lewis is in the running for best actor in a comedy or musical film for his performance in Nine.

Comic Ricky Gervais will host the glitzy bash at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

Kenneth Branagh and Jeremy Irons battle for best actor in a mini-series, while Hugh Laurie is up for best actor in a TV drama.

Sir Paul McCartney will be among the award presenters along with Harrison Ford, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and Tom Hanks.

PA Media