'Lincoln,' 'Django' Lead Golden Globe Nods

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Steven Spielberg's historical drama "Lincoln" was nominated for a leading seven Golden Globe Awards, including Best Drama, in Los Angeles Thursday morning.

Quentin Tarantino's blood-soaked, 19th century-set revenge picture "Django Unchained" and Ben Affleck's Iran hostage-crisis nail-biter are each up for five prizes, while the movie musical "Les Miserables," the mental-illness comedy "Silver Linings Playbook" and the hunt-for-Osama-bin-Laden thriller "Zero Dark Thirty" each earned four nods.

"Argo," "Django Unchained," "Life of Pi," "Lincoln" and "Zero Dark Thirty" are nominated for Best Drama film.

Shortlisted for Best Comedy or Musical film are "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," "Les Miserables," "Moonrise Kingdom," "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" and "Silver Linings Playbook."

Up against Affleck, Spielberg and Tarantino for Best Director are Kathryn Bigelow for "Zero Dark Thirty" and Ang Lee for "Life of Pi."

In the running for Best Screenplay are Chris Terrio for "Argo," Tarantino for "Django Unchained," Tony Kushner for "Lincoln," David O. Russell and Matthew Quick for "Silver Linings Playbook," and Mark Boal for "Zero Dark Thirty."

The nominees for Best Actress in a Drama are Jessica Chastain for "Zero Dark Thirty," Marion Cotillard for "Rust and Bone," Helen Mirren for "Hitchcock," Naomi Watts for "The Impossible" and Rachel Weisz for "The Deep Blue Sea."

Competing for the Best Actor in a Drama are Daniel Day-Lewis for "Lincoln," Richard Gere for "Arbitrage," John Hawkes for "The Sessions," Joaquin Phoenix for "The Master" and Denzel Washington for "Flight."

Vying for the prize for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical are Jack Black for "Bernie," Hugh Jackman for "Les Miserables," Bradley Cooper for "Silver Linings Playbook," Bill Murray for "Hyde Park on Hudson" and Ewan MacGregor for "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen."

Nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical are Emily Blunt for "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen," Judi Dench for "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," Jennifer Lawrence for "Silver Linings Playbook," Maggie Smith for "Quartet" and Meryl Streep for "Hope Springs."

Mentioned for Best Supporting Actor are Alan Arkin for "Argo," Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz for "Django Unchained," Philip Seymour Hoffman for "The Master" and Tommy Lee Jones for "Lincoln."

Up for Best Supporting Actress are Amy Adams for "The Master," Sally Field for "Lincoln," Anne Hathaway for "Les Miserables," Helen Hunt for "The Sessions" and Nicole Kidman for "The Paperboy."

The Golden Globes will be handed out at a ceremony Jan. 13 in Los Angeles. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are to serve as co-hosts of the event.

Foreign-film nods were given to "Amour," "A Royal Affair," "The Intouchables," "Kon-Tiki" and "Rust and Bone," while animation nominations went to "Brave," "Frankenweenie," "Hotel Transylvania," "Rise of the Guardians" and "Wreck-It Ralph."

The Weinstein Co. led all distributors with 14 nominations, followed by Sony Pictures with 12, Touchstone with seven, Warner Bros. with six and Fox Searchlight with five.

In TV drama, "Boardwalk Empire," "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey," "Homeland" and "The Newsroom" were the nominees.

"The Big Bang Theory," "Episodes," "Girls," "Modern Family" and "Smash" were nominated for best comedy or musical series in TV. Lena Dunham ("Girls"), Zooey Deschanel ("New Girl"), Edie Falco ("Nurse Jackie"), Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation"), Tina Fey ("30 Rock") and Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep") earned comedy actress nods.

Nominations for actress in a TV drama were given to Connie Britton of "Nashville," Glenn Close of "Damages," Michelle Dockery of "Downton Abbey," Julianna Margulies of "The Good Wife" and Claire Danes of "Homeland." Steve Buscemi, Byan Cranston, Jeff Daniels, Jon Hamm and Damien Lewis of "Homeland" duplicated their SAG Award nominations for TV drama actor.

Led by "Game Change," the most-honored program with five nominations, HBO was tops in TV with 17 nominations, as many as ABC (five), CBS (four), NBC (four) and Fox (four) combined. Showtime was second with seven nominations.


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