“Lincoln” leads with 7 Golden Globe nominations

The Spielberg biopic leads the Golden Globe pack with seven nominations, followed by "Argo" and "Django Unchained" VIDEO

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Nominees for the 70th Annual Golden Globes were announced this morning, with critical favorite “‘Lincoln” leading the pack with seven nominations, including best drama. “Argo” and “Django Unchained” took second-place with five nominations. Kathryn Bigelow’s much debated ”Zero Dark Thirty” underperformed, trailing with four nominations.

After the SAG announced its nominations yesterday, this week brings the clearest idea yet about what films will secure spots for the highly coveted Oscar nominations, announced Jan. 10.

And, although the Oscars are the largest movie event of the year, the Golden Globes, announced at a dinner for Hollywood’s elite, have a reputation for being the most exclusive. The New York Times notes, “Globes nominations are as much about putting stars in seats at the annual banquet as honoring the year’s best … To get no nomination at all for a picture is like not being invited to the party.”

Among those who will not be enjoying the party this year, it seems, are the snubbed stars of the highly anticipated “The Hobbit,” “Magic Mike,” critically acclaimed “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” and the third installment of the Batman trilogy, “The Dark Knight Rises,” all of which were shut out from nominations. And although it won big at the box office, the James Bond film “Skyfall” didn’t garner much support either, winning a nomination only for original song.

Equally surprising were some of the TV wins: “Smash” earned a nom for best TV comedy, while “Parks and Recreations” was left out of the category. Similarly, “Game of Thrones” didn’t make the cut for best drama, despite a strong second season. (At least “Breaking Bad” earned a long-overdue Globe nod, though.)

Stars Jessica Alba, Megan Fox and Ed Helms joined the Hollywood Foreign Press Association president, Dr. Aida Takla-O’Reilly, to announce the nominations for the ceremony, which will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler:

 

Here’s the full list of nominees:

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- Picture, Drama: “Argo,” “Lincoln,” “Life of Pi,” “Django Unchained,” “Zero Dark Thirty.”

- Picture, Musical or Comedy: “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Les Miserables,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” “Silver Linings Playbook.”

- Actor, Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”; Richard Gere, “Arbitrage”; John Hawkes, “The Sessions”; Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”; Denzel Washington, “Flight.”

- Actress, Drama: Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”; Marion Cotillard, “Rust and Bone”; Helen Mirren, “Hitchcock”; Naomi Watts, “The Impossible”; Rachel Weisz, “The Deep Blue Sea.”

- Director: Ben Affleck, “Argo”; Kathryn Bigelow, “Zero Dark Thirty”; Ang Lee, “Life of Pi”; Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln”; Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained.”

- Actor, Musical or Comedy: Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables”; Jack Black, “Bernie”; Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook”; Bill Murray, “Hyde Park on Hudson”; Ewan McGregor, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.”

- 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.”

- Supporting Actor: Alan Arkin, “Argo”; Leonard DiCaprio, “Django Unchained”; Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”; Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”; Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained.”

- Supporting Actress: Amy Adams, “The Master”; Sally Field, “Lincoln”; Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”; Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”; Nicole Kidman, “The Paperboy.”

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- Foreign Language: “Amour,” “A Royal Affair,” “The Intouchables,” “Kon-Tiki,” “Rust and Bone.”

- Animated Film: “Brave,” “Frankenweenie,” “Hotel Transylvania,” “Rise of the Guardians,” “Wreck-It Ralph.”

- Screenplay: Mark Boal, “Zero Dark Thirty”; Tony Kushner, “Lincoln”; David O. Russell, “Silver Livings Playbook”; Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained”; Chris Terrio, “Argo.”

- Original Score: Mychael Danna, “Life of Pi”; Alexandre Desplat, “Argo”; Dario Marianelli, “Anna Karenina”; Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil, “Cloud Atlas”; John Williams, “Lincoln.”

- Original Song: “For You ” (music and lyrics by Keith Urban), “Act of Valor”; “Not Running Anymore” (music and lyrics by Jon Bon Jovi), “Stand Up Guys”; “Safe & Sound” (music and lyrics by Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams and T Bone Burnett), “The Hunger Games”; “Skyfall” (music and lyrics by Adel and Paul Epworth), “Skyfall”; “Suddenly” (music by Claude-Michel Schonberg and lyrics by Schonberg and Alain Boublil), “Les Miserables.”

TELEVISION

- Series, Drama: “Boardwalk Empire,” “Breaking Bad,” “Downton Abbey,” “Homeland,” “The Newsroom.”

- Actor, Drama: Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”; Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”; Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”; Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”; Damian Lewis, “Homeland.”

- Actress, Drama: Connie Britton, “Nashville”; Glenn Close, “Damages”; Claire Danes, “Homeland”; Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey”; Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife.”

- Series, Musical or Comedy: “The Big Bang Theory,” “Episodes,” “Girls,” “Modern Family,” “Smash.”

- Actress, Musical or Comedy: Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”; Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”; Lena Dunham, “Girls”; Tina Fey, “30 Rock”; Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation.”

- Actor, Musical or Comedy: Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”; Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”; Louis C.K. “Louie”, Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”; Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory.”

- Miniseries or Movie: “Game Change,” “The Girl,” “Hatfields & McCoys,” “The Hour,” “Political Animals.”

- Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Nicole Kidman, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”; Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Asylum”; Sienna Miller, “The Girl”; Julianne Moore, “Game Change”; Sigourney Weaver, “Political Animals.”

- Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Costner, “Hatfields & McCoys”; Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock (Masterpiece)”; Woody Harrelson, “Game Change”; Toby Jones, “The Girl”; Clive Owen, “Hemingway & Gellhorn.”

- Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Hayden Panettiere, “Nashville”; Archie Panjabi, “The Good Wife”; Sarah Paulson, “Game Change”; Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”; Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family.”

- Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Max Greenfield, “New Girl”; Ed Harris, “Game Change”; Danny Huston, “Magic City”; Mandy Patinkin, “Homeland”; Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family.”

Prachi Gupta
Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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