Downton Abbey nominated for four Golden Globes

The hit period drama has bagged no less than four nominations for the prestigious ceremony

Hit period Drama Downton Abbey flew the flag for British television yesterday, garnering an amazing four nods as next the 2012 Golden Globe nominations were announced.

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The stylish show, filmed at Berkshire’s beautiful Highclere Castle, has had thousands of fans flocking for their Sunday night fix, with many eagerly awaiting the much-hyped Christmas special.

Yesterday, Downton earned it’s first nomination in the Best Miniseries or Movie category, alongside 1950s drama The Hour.

Leading lady Elizabeth McGovern, who plays the Countess of Grantham earned herself a nomination for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Movie, while Hugh Bonneville featured in the Best Actor category.

Last but not least, Maggie Smith was nominated in the Supporting Actress category, and will do battle with Boardwalk Empire star Kelly Macdonald.

Other big nominees included Silent movie The Artist, which attracted the most nominations of all at six, while The Descendants and The Help each gained five.

Hollywood heavyweights George Clooney and Ryan Gosling both earned two nominations each, while they’ll go up against Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender in the prestigious Best Actor category.

Meanwhile, girl of the moment Rooney Mara was nominated for Best Actress for her role in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, alongside Meryl Streep, Tilda Swinton, Viola Davis and Glenn Close.

Other A-listers to receive acting nods include Kate Winslet, Michelle Williams and Owen Wilson, with The Ides of March, Warhorse and Moneyball all featuring in the Best Fim category.

Meanwhile, Angelina Jolie is nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category, for directorial debut In The Land of Blood and Honey.

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