Joe Wright’s Atonement leads the nominations for the 65th annual Golden Globes, voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Atonement has seven nominations, for best film, director (Joe Wright), screenplay (Christopher Hampton), actress (Keira Knightley), actor (James McAvoy), supporting actress (Saoirse Ronan), and score (Dario Marianelli).

Charlie Wilson’s Warfollows with five, and Michael Clayton, No Country For Old Men and Sweeney Todd earn four nods each.

Seven films were nominated in the best picture (drama) category, indicating that three films tied in the fifth nominated position and proof that the field was wide open this year.

Notable omissions from the nominations list included Sean Penn’s Into The Wild, which failed to score anything but two music nominations, and Paul Thomas Anderson who didn’t get a director nomination despite a best picture nod for his There Will Be Blood.

Acclaimed actors who didn’t make the Globe cut included Laura Linney for The Savages, Brad Pitt for The Assassination Of Jesse James or Emile Hirsch and Hal Holbrook for Into The Wild.

Linney’s Savages co-star Philip Seymour Hoffman was nominated twice for lead actor in a musical or comedy for The Savages and for supporting actor in Charlie Wilson’s War. Cate Blanchett was a double nominee for lead actress in a drama for Elizabeth: The Golden Age and for supporting actress in Todd Haynes’ I’m Not There.

Other films locked out included Once, Margot At The Wedding, Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead, 3:10 To Yuma and The Bucket List.

In the foreign language category, three of the nominees - The Diving Bell And The Butterfly, The Kite Runner and Lust, Caution - are ineligible for the same Academy Award category, showing the increasing internationalism of foreign-language film-making.

Hayden Panettiere, Ryan Reynolds and Quentin Tarantino joined HFPA president Jorge Camara to announce the nominees in Beverly Hills today (Thursday).

The awards will be handed out Jan 13.

The list of film nominees:

Best Motion Picture - Drama
American Gangster

Imagine Entertainment/Scott Free Productions; Universal Pictures
Working Title Productions; Focus Features
Eastern Promises
Kudos Pictures; Serendipity Point Films; Focus Features
The Great Debaters
Harpo Films; The Weinstein Company/MGM
Michael Clayton
Clayton Productions LLC; Warner Bros. Pictures
No Country for Old Men
A Scott Rudin/Mike Zoss Production; Miramax/Paramount Vantage
There Will Be Blood
A Joanne Sellar/Ghoulardi Film Company Production; Paramount Vantage and Miramax Films

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Cate Blanchett - Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Julie Christie - Away From Her
Jodie Foster - The Brave One
Angelina Jolie - A Mighty Heart
Keira Knightley - Atonement

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

George Clooney - Michael Clayton
Daniel Day-Lewis - There Will Be Blood
James McAvoy - Atonement
Viggo Mortensen - Eastern Promises
Denzel Washington - American Gangster

Best Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy
Across The Universe

Revolution Studios International; Sony Pictures Releasing
Charlie Wilson’s War
Universal Pictures/Relativity Media/Participant Productions/Playtone; Universal Pictures
New Line Cinema in association with Ingenious Film Partners; New Line Cinema
Mandate Pictures/Mr. Mudd Production; Fox Searchlight Pictures
Sweeney Todd
Parkes/Mac Donald and Zanuck Company; Warner Bros. Pictures

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Amy Adams - Enchanted
Nikki Blonsky - Hairspray
Helena Bonham Carter - Sweeney Todd
Marion Cotillard - La Vie En Rose
Ellen Page - Juno

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy

Johnny Depp - Sweeney Todd
Ryan Gosling - Lars and the Real Girl
Tom Hanks - Charlie Wilson’s War
John Reilly - Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Cecil B. DeMille Award

Steven Spielberg

Best Animated Feature Film
Bee Movie

DreamWorks Animation; DreamWorks Animation
Pixar; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Distribution
The Simpsons Movie
Gracie Films; Twentieth Century Fox

Best Foreign Language Film
4 Months, 3 Weeks And 2 Days
Mobra Films; Ifc First Take
The Diving Bell And The Butterfly (France And US)
A Kennedy/Marshall Company And Jon Kilik Production; Miramax/Paramount Vantage
The Kite Runner (US)
Dreamworks Pictures Sidney Kimmel Entertainment And Paramount Classics Participant Productions Present A Sidney Kimmel Entertainment And Parkes/Macdonald Production Distributed By Paramount Classics
Lust, Caution(Taiwan)
Haishang Films; Focus Features
Persepolis (France)
247 Films; Sony Pictures Classics

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture
Cate Blanchett - I’m Not There
Julia Roberts - Charlie Wilson’s War
Saoirse Ronan - Atonement
Amy Ryan - Gone Baby Gone
Tilda Swinton - Michael Clayton

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture

Casey Affleck - The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford
Javier Bardem -No Country For Old Men
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Charlie Wilson’s War
John Travolta - Hairspray
Tom Wilkinson - Michael Clayton

Best Director - Motion Picture

Tim Burton - Sweeney Todd
Ethan Coen & Joel Coen - No Country For Old Men
Julian Schnabel - The Diving Bell And The Butterfly
Ridley Scott - American Gangster
Joe Wright - Atonement

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture

Diablo Cody - Juno
Ethan Coen & Joel Coen - No Country For Old Men
Christopher Hampton - Atonement
Ronald Harwood - The Diving Bell And The Butterfly
Aaron Sorkin - Charlie Wilson’s War

Best Original Score - Motion Picture

Michael Brook, Kaki King, Eddie Vedder - Into The Wild
Clint Eastwood - Grace Is Gone
Alberto Iglesias - The Kite Runner
Dario Marianelli - Atonement
Howard Shore - Eastern Promises

Best Original Song - Motion Picture

‘Despedida’ - Love In The Time Of Cholera
Music By: Shakira, Antonio Pina Lyrics By: Shakira
‘Grace Is Gone’ - Grace Is Gone
Music By: Clint Eastwood Lyrics By: Carole Bayer Sager
‘Guaranteed’ - Into The Wild
Music & Lyrics By: Eddie Vedder
‘That’s How You Know’ - Enchanted
Music & Lyrics By: Alan Menken
‘Walk Hard’ - Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Music & Lyrics By: Marshall Crenshaw, John C. Reilly, Judd Apatow, Kasdan

More follows.