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Daniel Day-Lewis, centre, as Abraham Lincoln in a scene from the film "Lincoln." (David James/AP)
Daniel Day-Lewis, centre, as Abraham Lincoln in a scene from the film "Lincoln." (David James/AP)

Lincoln leads Golden Globes nominations with seven nods Add to ...

Steven Spielberg’s presidential drama Lincoln topped the Golden Globes nominations Thursday with nods in seven categories, followed by Argo and Django Unchained with five each.

Les Miserables, the romantic comedy Silver Linings Playbook and the Osama bin Laden hunt movie Zero Dark Thirty from Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow were tied in third place with four nominations each.

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The announcements come as Hollywood’s annual awards season kicks into gear, after the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nominations announced Wednesday, in which Lincoln and romantic comedy Silver Linings Playbook were joint leaders.

Best drama Globe nominees are Iran hostage crisis thriller Argo, Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, Life of Pi by Ang Lee and Zero Dark Thirty.

In the running for best comedy or musical are Indian-themed The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Silver Linings Playbook, Les Miserables, Moonrise Kingdom and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen starring Ewan McGregor

Best actor nominees are Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln, Denzel Washington for piloting Flight, Richard Gere for Arbitrage, John Hawkes for The Sessions and Joaquin Phoenix for The Master.

As expected Jessica Chastain is shortlisted for her CIA agent role in Zero Dark Thirty, up against Britain’s Helen Mirren for Hitchcock, France’s Marion Cotillard for Rust and Bone, Naomi Watts for Indian Ocean tsunami drama The Impossible and Rachel Weisz for The Deep Blue Sea.

The Golden Globes awards gala, organized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), will be held on Jan. 13 in Beverly Hills. The Oscars, the climax of Hollywood’s annual awards season, will be held Feb. 24.

 

THE NOMINEES

  • Best drama film: “Argo”; “Django Unchained”; “Life of Pi”; “Lincoln”; “Zero Dark Thirty.”
  • Best comedy or musical film: “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”; “Les Miserables”; “Moonrise Kingdom”; “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”; “Silver Linings Playbook.”
  • Best director: Ben Affleck, “Argo”; Kathryn Bigelow, “Zero Dark Thirty”; Ang Li, “Life of Pi”; Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln”; Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained.”
  • Best actor, drama: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”; Richard Gere, “Arbitrage”; John Hawkes, “The Sessions”; Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”; Denzel Washington, “Flight.”
  • Best actress, drama: Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”; Marion Cotillard, “Rust & Bone”; Helen Mirren, “Hitchcock”; Naomi Watts, “The Impossible”; Richard Weisz, “The Deep Blue Sea.”
  • Best actor, musical or comedy: Jack Black, “Bernie”; Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook”; Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables”; Ewan McGregor, “Salmon Fishing In The Yemen”; Bill Murray, “Hype Park On Hudson.”
  • Best actress, musical or comedy: Emily Blunt, “Salmon Fishing In The Yemen”; Judi Dench, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”; Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”; Maggie Smith, “Quartet”; Meryl Streep, “Hope Springs.”
  • Best supporting actor: Alan Arkin, “Argo”; Leonardo DiCaprio, “Django Unchained”; Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”; Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”; Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained.”
  • Best supporting actress: Amy Adams, “The Master”; Sally Field, “Lincoln”; Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”; Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”; Nicole Kidman, “The Paperboy.”
  • Best foreign language film: “Amour” (French) ;“A Royal Affair” (Danish); “The Intouchables” (French); “Kon-Tiki” (Norwegian); “Rust and Bone” (Franco-Belgian).
  • Best screenplay: “Zero Dark Thirty”; “Lincoln”; “Django Unchained”; “Argo”; “Silver Linings Playbook.”
  • Best original score: “Anna Karenina”; “Argo”; “Cloud Atlas”; “Life of Pi”; “Lincoln.”
  • Best animated feature: “Brave”; “Frankenweenie”; “Hotel Transylvania”; “Rise of the Guardians”; “Wreck-It-Ralph.”

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