The Kings Speech led nominations with nods in seven categories, while The Fighter and The Social Network got six nominations and ballet thriller Black Swan received five tips of the hat.
Actresses nominated in other categories include Black Swans Mila Kunis, Mad Mens Elisabeth Moss and Glees Lea Michele and Jane Lynch.
Speculation about what the starlets will wear is, of course, already brewing. Stylists are predicting bright colours, body-skimming silhouettes, and more adventurous choices from the young nominees.
"The days of the beaded, silvery, gown-y thing are kind of done," celebrity stylist Jeanne Yang told WWD. Yang has three clients who are nominees.
"A lot of the spring collections had vibrant, beautiful colors. Hopefully we will see a lot of that, plus softer silhouettes," said Jessica Paster, citing Dolce & Gabbana