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It's a Golden morning for Clooney, Gosling

Ryan Gosling and George Clooney were among the top -- and repeated -- Golden Globe Award nominees on Thursday morning.

A look at what went down:

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In the key Best Motion Picture Drama category, the Clooney-directed "Ides of March" will go up against the Clooney-starring "The Descendants." "The Help," Martin Scorsese's "Hugo," "Moneyball" and Steven Spielberg's "War Horse" were nominated, too, despite their lack of Clooney.

In other Clooney news, the star was nominated for Best Director ("Ides of March"), Best Drama Actor ("The Descendants") and Best Original Screenplay ("Ides of March").

Gosling, who was shut out at the Screen Actors Guild nominations, but otherwise has been an awards-season player, will go up against Clooney, his "Ides of March" costar, for Best Drama Actor. In a mild surprise, Gosling's also nominated for Best Comedy-Musical Actor, for the previously unheralded "Crazy Stupid Love."

"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," meanwhile, which has run hot and cold, was warm-ish at the Globes. The film picked up two nominations: one for Original Score, and one key one for breakout star Rooney Mara (Best Drama Actress). But it failed to rate in any of the other big-boy categories, including director, screenplay and film.

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Overall, the Hollywood Foreign Press, which typically can be counted on to lose its collective head during the course of its nominations, played things pretty straight.

"50/50," "The Artist," "Bridesmaids," "Midnight in Paris" and "My Week With Marilyn" are up for Best Motion Picture Comedy-Musical.

TV series nominees include "American Horror Story," "Glee," "Game of Thrones" and "New Girl."

The 69th Annual Golden Globes are set for Jan. 15. Ricky Gervais will be back as host -- consider yourself duly warned.

You can read a full rundown on the Globes nominations here.

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