(CNN) – The critically acclaimed film “The King’s Speech” led the 68th Annual Golden Globe nominations Tuesday morning.

The film starring Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush scored seven nominations including best film – drama, best performance by an actor in a motion picture – drama for Firth, best supporting actress in a motion picture for Carter and best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture for Rush.

“I’m truly grateful to be recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press for this film, and euphoric to be in the company of so many of my colleagues,” Firth said.

“The Social Network” and “The Fighter” followed with six nominations each, including best film – drama, joining “Inception” and “Black Swan.”

Actors Josh Duhamel, Katie Holmes and Blair Underwood joined Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Philip Berk on Tuesday to announce the nominations.

As many critics predicted, Natalie Portman scored recognition for best actress in a motion picture – drama for her work in “Black Swan.” Other nominees for best actress include Halle Berry for “Frankie and Alice,” Nicole Kidman for “Rabbit Hole,” Jennifer Lawrence for “Winter’s Bone” and Michelle Williams for “Blue Valentine.”

Joining Firth in the best actor in a motion picture nominations were Jesse Eisenberg for “The Social Network,” James Franco for “127 Hours,” Ryan Gosling for “Blue Valentine” and Mark Wahlberg for “The Fighter.”

On the small screen, familiar names such as “Glee,” “30 Rock” and “Modern Family” snagged nominations in the best TV series – comedy category, along with “The Big C,” “Nurse Jackie” and “The Big Bang Theory.”

Last year’s winner for best actor in a comedy TV series, Jim Parsons from “The Big Bang Theory,” was again nominated and joined by Alec Baldwin for “30 Rock,” Steve Carell for “The Office,” Thomas Jane for “Hung” and Matthew Morrison for “Glee.”

Baldwin expressed his joy with the nominations.

“’30 Rock’ is back, bigger and better than ever,” he said. “We are very grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press.”

This year’s nominees for the best TV drama series include “Dexter,” “The Good Wife” and “Mad Men” as well as newcomers “Boardwalk Empire” and “The Walking Dead.”

Actor Johnny Depp pulled off a double nomination in the category for best actor in a motion picture – comedy or musical for his role in both “Alice in Wonderland” and “The Tourist.”

British comic Ricky Gervais will return to host the Globes award ceremony, which will air live January 16 on NBC.

Gervais said he will push the envelope even more than he did when he hosted the last show and took jabs at NBC and the Foreign Press Association.

“I don’t think I was too bad,” Gervais told reporters last week about his first turn hosting.

“I don’t think I went far enough.”

The following is a full list of the nominees:

Best motion picture, drama

“Black Swan”
“The Fighter”
“The King’s Speech”
“The Social Network”

Best performance by an actress in a motion picture, drama

Halle Berry, “Frankie and Alice”
Nicole Kidman, “Rabbit Hole”
Jennifer Lawrence, “Winter’s Hole”
Natalie Portman, “Black Swan”
Michelle Williams, “Blue Valentine”

Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, drama

Jesse Eisenberg, “The Social Network”
Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech”
James Franco, “127 Hours”
Ryan Gosling, “Blue Valentine”
Mark Wahlberg, “The Fighter”

Best motion picture, comedy or musical

“Alice in Wonderland”
“The Kids Are All Right”
“The Tourist”

Best actress in a motion picture, comedy or musical

Annette Bening, “The Kids Are All Right”
Anne Hathaway, “Love and Other Drugs”
Angelina Jolie, “The Tourist”
Julianne Moore, “The Kids Are All Right”
Emma Stone, “Easy A”

Best actor in a motion picture, comedy or musical

Johnny Depp, “Alice in Wonderland”
Johnny Depp, “The Tourist”
Paul Giamatti, “Barney’s Version”
Jake Gyllenhall, “Love and other Drugs”
Kevin Spacey, “Casino Jack”

Best animated feature film

“Despicable Me”
“How to Train Your Dragon”
“The Illusionist”
“Toy Story 3”

Best foreign language film

Biutiful (Mexico/Spain)
The Concert (France)
The Edge (Russia)
I Am Love (Italy)
In a Better World (Denmark)

Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a motion picture

Amy Adams, “The Fighter”
Helena Bonaham Carter, “The King’s Speech”
Mila Kunis, “Black Swan”
Melissa Leo, “The Fighter”
Jacki Weaver, “Animal Kingdom”

Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture

Christian Bale, “The Fighter”
Michael Douglas, “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”
Andrew Garfield, “The Social Network”
Jeremy Renner, “The Town”
Geoffrey Rush, “The King’s Speech”

Best director, motion picture

Darren Aronofsky, “Black Swan”
David Fincher, “The Social Network”
Tom Hooper, “The King’s Speech”
Christopher Nolan, “Inception”
David O. Russell, “The Fighter”

Best TV series, comedy

“30 Rock”
“The Big Bang Theory”
“The Big C”
“Modern Family”
“Nurse Jackie”

Best actress in a TV series, comedy or musical

Toni Collette, “United States of Tara”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Laura Linney, “The Big C”
Lea Michele, “Glee”

Best actor in a TV series, comedy or musical

Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Steve Carell, “The Office”
Thomas Jane, “Hung”
Matthew Morrison, “Glee”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”

Best screenplay, motion picture

Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy, “127 Hours”
Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg, “The Kids Are All Right”
Christopher Nolan, “Inception”
David Seidler, “The King’s Speech”
Aaron Sorkin, “The Social Network”

Best original score, motion picture

Alexandre Desplat, “The King’s Speech”
Danny Elfman, “Alice in Wonderland”
A.R. Rahman, “127 Hours”
Trent Rezno and Atticus Ross, “The Social Network”
Hans Zimmer, “Inception”

Best original song – motion picture

“Bound To U” from the film “Burlesque”
“Coming Home,” from the film “Country Strong”
“I See the Light” from the film “Tangled”
“There’s a Place for Us” from the film “Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of The Dawn Treader”
“You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” from the film “Burlesque”

Best TV movie or mini-series

“The Pacific”
“Pillars of the Earth”
“Temple Grandin”
“You Don’t Know Jack”

Best actress in a mini-series or TV movie

Hayley Atwell, “Pillars of the Earth”
Claire Danes, “Temple Grandin”
Judi Dench, “Return to Cranford”
Romola Garai, “Emma”
Jennifer Love Hewitt, The Client List

Best actor in a mini-series or TV movie

Idris Elba, “Luther”
Ian McShane, “Pillars of the Earth”
Al Pacino, “You Don’t Know Jack”
Dennis Quaid, “The Special Relationship”
Edgar Ramirez, “Carlos”

Best TV series, drama

“Boardwalk Empire”
“The Good Wife”
“Mad Men”
“The Walking Dead”

Best actress in a TV series, drama

Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Elizabeth Moss, “Mad Men”
Piper Pereabo, “Covert Affairs”
Katey Sagal, “Sons of Anarchy”
Kyra Sedwick, “The Closer”

Best actor in a TV series, drama

Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Hugh Laurie, “House”

Best supporting actress in a series, mini series or TV movie

Hope Davis, “The Special Relationship”
Jane Lynch, “Glee”
Kelly MacDonald, “Boardwalk Empire”
Julia Stiles, “Dexter”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”

Best supporting actor in a series, mini-series or TV movie

Scott Caan, “Hawaii Five-O”
Chris Colfer, “Glee”
Chris Noth, “The Good Wife”
Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family”
David Strathairn, “Temple Grandin”