Sorkin v Spielberg at the Golden Globes

Jonah Hill in Aaron Sorkin's Moneyball

Jonah Hill in Aaron Sorkin's Moneyball

A film written by Aaron Sorkin has been nominated for a Golden Globe for the second year in a row.

The Jewish screenwriter triumphed with the Best Screenplay award for The Social Network at last year's awards and could do the same at this January's ceremony.

His film Moneyball, about a baseball coach's unorthodox methods, has also been nominated for Best Drama. It will go head to head in the category with Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Michael Morpugo's story War Horse, and Hugo, which stars Sasha Baron Cohen as a train conductor.

The cancer comedy 50/50, which stars Jewish actors Joseph Gordon Levitt and Seth Rogen, is up for Best Comedy. Woody Allen is shortlisted for Best Director for his romantic film Midnight in Paris.

Homeland, a television series d based on an Israel programme about a prisoner of war returning home, could take home an award for Best Drama Series.

The Golden Globes are traditionally seen as an indicator of what will win at the Academy Awards.

Last updated: 2:50pm, December 15 2011