The British monarchy tale ''The King's Speech'' led Golden Globe contenders Tuesday with seven nominations, including best drama and acting honors for Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush. Other best-drama nominees were the psychosexual dance thriller ''Black Swan,'' the boxing saga ''The Fighter,'' the sci-fi blockbuster ''Inception'' and the Facebook chronicle ''The Social Network.'' Nominees in the Globes' other best-picture category, for musical or comedy, are the Lewis Carroll fantasy ''Alice in Wonderland,'' the song-and-dance extravaganza ''Burlesque,'' the lesbian-family tale ''The Kids Are All Right,'' the action romp ''Red'' and the romantic thriller ''The Tourist.'' ''Glee'' leads TV contenders with five nominations, including comedy series and acting honors for Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Chris Colfer and Matthew Morrison. Other TV comedy series picks were ''30 Rock,'' ''The Big Bang Theory,'' ''The Big C,'' ''Modern Family'' and ''Nurse Jackie.'' Drama series nominees were ''Boardwalk Empire,'' ''Dexter,'' ''The Good Wife,'' ''Mad Men'' and ''The Walking Dead.'' The Golden Globe awards will air live Jan. 16 on NBC.

Opinion

Capacity for cruelty
04 Aug 2021

Capacity for cruelty

Those who believe in the human capacity to eschew cruelty are believed to be stupid and naïve.
Education crisis
Updated 04 Aug 2021

Education crisis

It is imperative to avoid measures that could further dent an already weak and vulnerable school system.
Off the planet
04 Aug 2021

Off the planet

Billionaires are yet to match the accomplishments of 60 years ago.
Films and reality
03 Aug 2021

Films and reality

It is hard to remember if films ever glamorised the relationship between first cousins.

Editorial

PML-N’s dilemma
Updated 04 Aug 2021

PML-N’s dilemma

The road ahead for the PML-N is going to be long and bumpy no matter which narrative it follows.
04 Aug 2021

Attacks on cops

AMIDST cautious optimism that Pakistan may be finally beginning to achieve success in bringing the number of polio...
04 Aug 2021

Myanmar about-face

SIX months into the coup that sent Myanmar’s hybrid civ-mil government packing, the generals have made their...
03 Aug 2021

Changing GB’s status

THE government’s plans to accord a provisional provincial status to Gilgit-Baltistan are progressing steadily and...
Taliban assault
03 Aug 2021

Taliban assault

Intra-Afghan peace talks should be promoted, but the global community must be ready for the imminent collapse of the Afghan state.
03 Aug 2021

Cancelling Aurat March

THE cancellation of Aurat March Faisalabad is exactly one of those ‘isolated incidents’ which, when viewed...