Awards season has officially begun! Nominations were announced this morning for the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards

Among those in the spotlight thanks to today's nominations: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender,  Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Tilda Swinton, Jodie Foster, Kristen Wiig, Viola Davis, Meryl Streep and Glenn Close.

Despite past controversies, Ricky Gervais will return for a third time as host of the ceremony, which will be held live on NBC Sunday Jan 15. Congrats to all the nominees!

If you missed Ricky Gervais last year, here's a lil recap of his hosting skills related to the Golden Globe Awards