Angelina Jolie Nabs Golden Globe Nod for Panned "Tourist"

Entertainment Dec. 14, 2010 AT 9:17AM
Angelina Jolie Nabs Golden Globe Nod for Panned "Tourist" Credit: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com; Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic; Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Angelina Jolie's The Tourist didn't fare so well at the box office or with critics (the New York Times said she "never ignites") -- but the Hollywood Foreign Press Association still loves her!

Jolie, 35, scored a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Comedy or Musical for her performance in The Tourist, a spy thriller some wouldn't label as a "comedy"

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In that category, the Oscar winner squares off against the critically lauded Annette Bening and Julianne Moore in The Kids All Right, plus Anne Hathaway (Love and Other Drugs) and new comedy star Emma Stone (Easy A). In fact, Jolie's costar Johnny Depp also nabbed a nomination -- as did the film, for Best Comedy, which Rolling Stone said "deserves burial at the bottom of the 2010 dung heap."

Other surprises: The lambasted Cher/Christina Aguilera flick Burlesque was also recognized in the Best Comedy/Musical category alongside the Kids Are Alright, Alice in Wonderland and, also unexpectedly, the action flick Red.

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Halle Berry (Frankie and Alice), Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole), Natalie Portman (Black Swan), Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine) and newcomer Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone) vie for the statue in the Best Actress, Drama category.

Critical darlings Inception, The Social Network, Black Swan, The King's Speech and The Fighter are up for Best Drama of the year.

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As for Best Dramatic Performance by an actor, Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) will square off against Colin Firth (The King's Speech), James Franco (127 Hours), Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine) and Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter).

Tell Us: What do you think of the nominations?

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