Originally written off by many as a car crash in waiting, Burlesque has proved the haters wrong by bagging three Golden Globe nominations overnight.

The soundtrack was rewarded with two nods in the Best Original Song category, which pits Christina Aguilera’s Bound To You against Cher’s You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me (below).

Diva war!

More surprisingly, the film itself was nominated for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical.

In a statement to Celebuzz, Xtina expressed her excitement at being recognised for her acting career.

“I am thrilled that our film Burlesque was nominated for a Golden Globe Award,” she said.

“Making this movie was a life changing experience and I couldn’t be more pleased that the Foreign Press has recognised the hard work the cast and I put into it.”

Another big winner on the night was the mega-gay TV musical series Glee, which picked up five nominations.

The show won Best Televisions Series – Comedy or Musical last year and is hotly tipped to make it a double.

Glee also picked up four acting nominations, including a nod for Chris Colfer who plays gay teen Kurt.

Chris told Billboard he planned to celebrate the show’s five nominations over lunch with his co-stars.

“Everyone is over the moon,” he said.

Australia’s Jacki Weaver – a long-time supporter of the gay community – got a supporting actress nod for her gritty performance in Animal Kingdom.

Other Australian nominees included past winners Geoffrey Rush, Nicole Kidman and Toni Collette.

The nominations, announced in Los Angeles, saw Weaver named for best performance by a supporting actress for Animal Kingdom,

The 68th annual Golden Globe Awards will take place on January 16.

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