Golden Globe Nominations 2013: Lincoln in the Lead

Steven Spielberg drama leading all contenders for 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards with seven nods; Les Mis, Zero Dark Thirty and Silver Linings Playbook among other top nominees

By Joal Ryan Dec 13, 2012 3:26 PMTags
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Les Misérables is going to sing. But Lincoln is going to vie for more votes.   

Nominations for the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Steven Spielberg's historical drama topped all films with seven nods, including ones for Best Motion Picture Drama and stars Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field.

Ben Affleck's Argo and Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained picked up five each.

Presumed Oscar front-runner Les Mis hit a speed bump in the directing category but otherwise did OK. It's up for four awards, including Best Comedy/Musical and acting honors for Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway.

The Motion Picture Drama race pits Lincoln against Argo, Django Unchained, Life of Pi and Zero Dark Thirty—not an unusual suspect in the bunch. 

Les Mis is the lone musical in the Comedy/Musical category. It's up against The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, neither of which it'll probably face at the Oscars, as well as Moonrise Kingdom and Silver Linings Playbook, both of which it probably will.

TV nominees include The Big Bang Theory, Girls and the typically unacclaimed Smash, all up for Comedy Series, and Breaking Bad and Downton Abbey, among the Drama Series nominees.

Downton Abbey's Maggie Smith and Nashville's Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere are all nominated in the drama-acting categories. (Smith also picked up a film nod for Quartet.) New Girl's Zooey Deschanel and Max Greenfield are among the comedy-acting hopefuls.

Game Change, HBO's take on Sarah Palin and the 2008 presidential election, leads all TV candidates with five nominations. Emmy favorite Homeland is up for four.  

Affleck is nominated for Best Motion Picture Director for Argo alongside Zero Dark Thirty's Kathryn Bigelow, Life of Pi's Ang Lee, Lincoln's Steven Spielberg and Django Unchained's Quentin Tarantino. Notably absent: Les Mis' Tom Hooper.

The Globes telecast is set for Jan. 13; Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are your scheduled hosts (and Globe nominees themselves for 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation, respectively).

(Originally published on Dec. 13, 2012, at 5:38 a.m. PT.)