And no, it's not for her riveting performance in this years film, "I Loathe Hydrangeas."
Even though the Golden Globes are reserved for excellence in Movies and Television, they also nominate musicians for their contributions to films scores and original songs written for flicks.
Madonna directed a film this year, W.E. and while she didn't get any nominations for the film, per se, she did pick up a nomination for Best Original Song in the movie. She co-wrote the song "Masterpiece" for the film and it's a stripped down and kind-of awesome pop-ballad, and very un-Madonna-y.
Mary J. Blige co-wrote the original song, "The Living Proof" for The Help which is also nominated, and Elton John is up for his song "Hello Hello" from the animated film Gnomeo and Juliet. Elton John's song is a fun throwback to nostalgic Elton of years past and actually features Lady Gaga, but because of some legal reasons Gaga doesn't appear on the soundtrack, so unfortunately I cannot title this article, "Lady Gaga and Madonna go head to head for Golden Globe award."
Either way, those three artists are all competing against one another in the category along with songs from the movie Machine Gun Preacher and Albert Nobbs.
Also, Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails who won a Golden Globe last year for his score in "The Social Network" is also up for another nomination for Best Original Score for his work with Atticus Ross in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
To see the entire list of nominees click here.