viola_davis_web.jpgBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Help has been served up five Golden Globes nominations, among them acting slots for Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain.

The silent-era tale The Artist leads the Golden Globes with six nominations, among them best comedy or musical, and acting honors for its French stars, Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo.

Tied for second-place with five nominations Thursday are the 1960s tale “The Help'' and George Clooney's Hawaiian family story “The Descendants.'' Both are up for best drama, while Clooney was nominated for best dramatic actor.

Photo: Viola Davis