Urban, Swift, Nashville actresses nominated for Golden Globes
Thursday, December 13, 2012
– Keith Urban, Taylor Swift and Nashville actresses Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere were nominated for Golden Globes, it was announced Thursday.
Urban and co-writer Monty Powell received a nod in the Best Original Song From a Motion Picture category with For You from the film "Act Of Valor. " Swift is up against Urban with Safe & Sound, her collaboration with The Civil Wars from the "Hunger Games" soundtrack. Britton was nominated for Best Actress in a Television Drama Series and Panettiere was for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.
The Golden Globe Awards air Jan. 13 on NBC-TV.
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