Lincoln Rules Golden Globe Nominations

Snags 7 nominations, including best picture, best director
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 13, 2012 7:50 AM CST
Updated Dec 13, 2012 8:36 AM CST
Lincoln Rules Golden Globe Nominations
This undated publicity photo provided by DreamWorks and Twentieth Century Fox shows Daniel Day-Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln in this scene from director Steven Spielberg's drama "Lincoln."   (AP Photo/DreamWorks, Twentieth Century Fox, David James)

Lincoln was the big winner when Golden Globes nominees were announced this morning; the Steven Spielberg biopic received seven nominations including best motion picture drama, best director, and acting nods for Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones, and Sally Field. The other best picture nominees were Argo, Django Unchained, Life of Pi, and Zero Dark Thirty for drama; The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Les Miserables, Moonrise Kingdom, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, and Silver Linings Playbook for comedy or musical.

With five nominations each, Ben Affleck's Argo and Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained tied for second place, the AP reports. Both received best director nods in addition to their best picture nominations. On the TV side, the nominees for best drama series were Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey, Homeland, and The Newsroom. Comedy nods went to The Big Bang Theory, Episodes, Girls, Modern Family, and Smash. The Jan. 13 awards telecast will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Click for all the nominees. (Read more Golden Globes stories.)

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