Spielberg film leads Golden Globes race

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London - 'Lincoln' leads the Golden Globe 2013 nominations with seven nods.

Steven Spielberg's biopic about former US President Abraham Lincoln is up for a host of top prizes including Best Drama, Best Director, Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis and Best Screenplay.

Quentin Tarantino's western flick 'Django Unchained' and political drama 'Argo' follow close behind with five nominations each.

Critically-acclaimed films 'Zero Dark Thirty', 'Les Miserables' and 'Silver Linings Playbook' each received four nods.

With three nominations are 'Life of Pi', dark cult drama 'The Master' and heart-warming British comedy 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen'.

The great Dames of British film, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Helen Mirren, all have acting nods for 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel', 'Quartet' and 'Hitchcock' respectively.

Surprises include Nicole Kidman's Best Supporting Actress nomination for 'The Paperboy' and John Hawkes and Helen Hunt being up for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress for their performances in 'The Sessions'.

Adele has been nominated for Best Original Song for her James Bond theme tune 'Skyfall', with her biggest competition likely to come from 'Suddenly' from Tom Hooper's adaptation of stage musical 'Les Miserables'.

The awards are considered to be an important precursor to the Oscars and the films are voted for by members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which organises the ceremony.

Last year's winners included Meryl Streep, Octavia Spencer and Jean Dujardin, who all went on to receive Academy Awards.

The nominations were announced this morning (13.12.12) by Jessica Alba, Ed Helms and Megan Fox.

The Golden Globe Awards - aired by NBC - will be hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey and will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Hollywood on January 13.

THE FULL LIST OF GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEES:

MOVIES

BEST MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA

Argo

Django Unchained

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Zero Dark Thirty

BEST MOTION PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Les Misérables

Moonrise Kingdom

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Silver Linings Playbook

BEST DIRECTOR

Ben Affleck, Argo

Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty

Ang Lee, 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

Rachel Weisz, Deep Blue Sea

BEST ACTOR, MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Jack Black, Bernie

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables

Ewan McGregor, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Bill Murray, Hyde Park

BEST ACTRESS, MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Emily Blunt, Salmon Fishing

Judy Dench, 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 Misérables

Helen Hunt, The Sessions

Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy

BEST SCREENPLAY

Zero Dark Thirty

Lincoln

Silver Linings

Django Unchained

Argo

BEST ANIMATED FILM

Brave

Frankenweenie

Hotel Transylvania

Rise of the Guardians

Wreck-It Ralph

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE PICTURE

Amour

A Royal Affair

The Untouchables

Kon-Tiki

Rust and Bone

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Life of Pi

Argo

Anna Karenina

Cloud Atlas

Lincoln

ORIGINAL SONG

"For You," Act of Valor

"Not Running Anymore," Stand Up Guys

"Safe and Sound," The Hunger Games

"Skyfall," Skyfall

"Suddenly," Les Misérables

TV

BEST TV SERIES, DRAMA

Breaking Bad

Boardwalk Empire

Downton Abbey

Homeland

The Newsroom

BEST TV SERIES, COMEDY

The Big Bang Theory

Episodes

Girls

Modern Family

Smash

BEST ACTOR, TV DRAMA

Steve Buschemi, Boardwalk Empire

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Damian Lewis, Homeland

BEST ACTRESS, TV DRAMA

Connie Britton, Nashville

Glenn Close, Damages

Claire Danes, Homeland

Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey

Julianna Marguiles, The Good Wife

BEST ACTOR, TV COMEDY

Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Louis C.K., Louis

Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

BEST ACTRESS, TV COMEDY

Zooey Deschanel, New Girl

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Lena Dunham, Girls

Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

BEST MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Game Change

The Girl

Hatfields & McCoys

The Hour

Political Animals

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock

Woody Harrelson, Game Change

Toby Jones, The Girl

Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gelhorn

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gelhorn

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum

Sienna Miller, The Girl

Julianne Moore, Game Change

Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINISERIES, OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Max Greenfield, New Girl

Ed Harris, Game Change

Danny Houston, Magic City

Mandy Patinkin, Homeland

Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINISERIES, OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Hayden Panetierre, Nashville

Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife

Sarah Paulson, Game Change

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

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