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Golden Globes 2013: Lincoln leads nominations

Lincoln

Story by Jack Foley

STEVEN Spielberg’s Lincoln biopic Lincoln leads the film nominations at this year’s Golden Globes with a total of seven nods.

The historical epic is in the running for best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, best director for Spielberg and best film drama. Sally Field also got recognised in the best supporting actress category.

Following in Lincoln‘s wake with five nominations each were Ben Affleck’s thriller Argo and Quentin Tarantino’s western Django Unchained.

Argo‘s nods included best dramatic film and best director for Affleck (who missed out on an acting nom), while Django‘s include best film and director and best supporting actor for both Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio.

In the dramatic actor category, British star Day-Lewis looks like the man to beat but is up against Richard Gere for Arbitrage, John Hawkes for The Sessions, Denzel Washington for Flight and Joaquin Phoenix for The Master.

Phoenix’s co-star in that film, Philip Seymour Hoffman, is in the running for best supporting actor along with Tommy Lee Jones for Hope Springs, Alan Arkin for Argo and the Django boys.

The best dramatic actress category, meanwhile, sees the hotly tipped Jessica Chastain lead the nominees for Bin Laden movie Zero Dark Thirty along with Marion Cotillard for Rust and Bone, Helen Mirren for Hitchcock, Naomi Watts for The Impossible and Rachel Weisz for The Deep Blue Sea.

Best supporting actress nods go to Amy Adams for The Master, Sally Field for Lincoln, Anne Hathaway for Les Miserables, Nicole Kidman for The Paperboy and Helen Hunt for The Sessions.

Hathaway’s nod for Les Miserables was one of four nods for the film adaptation of the stage hit. But while it was also shortlisted for best motion picture (musical or comedy) and best actor (musical or comedy) for Hugh Jackman, the film’s British director and former Oscar winner Tom Hooper missed out on a director nod.

That shortlist is made up of Ben Affleck (Ago), Steven Spielberg (Lincoln), Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained), Ang Lee (Life of Pi) and Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty).

Voted for by members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Golden Globes are often viewed as an important precursor to the Oscars.

The winners will be announced in Los Angeles on January 13, 2013.

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