The Abraham Lincoln film bags seven nods in total, followed by 'Argo' and 'Django Unchained' with five, as well as 'Zero Dark Thirty', 'Les Miserables' and 'Silver Linings Playbook' with four.
Before the Academy Awards reveals its nominees on January 10, many people are eager to find out the 2013 Golden Globes Awards nominations to predict which titles will likely make it to the Oscars noms. Adding the hype to the busy awards season, the Globes officially announced its nominees on Thursday, December 13, revealing the dominations of Steven Spielberg's history drama "Lincoln".
The Abraham Lincoln drama bags a total of seven nods, including the coveted Best Drama, where it will face a stiff competition against "Argo", "Django Unchained", "Life of Pi" and "Zero Dark Thirty (2012)". This is the second time in less than a week "Lincoln" dominates an awards nominations after recently breaking record with 13 nods at 2013 Critics' Choice Movie Awards.
Following the announcement, Spielberg offers his comment via telephone with Los Angeles Times, "This is a part of what I do that I have absolutely not a scintilla of control over, and because of that it's just, you're on a ride, and the safety bar comes down, and you can't get off until it stops."
Trailing behind the Daniel Day-Lewis-starring presidential film is Ben Affleck's true story political drama "Argo" and Quentin Tarantino's slavery era action comedy "Django" with five noms each. Meanwhile, "Zero Dark Thirty", "Les Miserables" and "Silver Linings Playbook" collect four nods apiece.
The big surprise comes from British dramedy "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" which snatches three nominations for Best Comedy-Musical, Best Actress (Emily Blunt) and Best Actor (Ewan McGregor) despite the fact that it has been out of awards season obscurity. Another small dramedy that makes it to the list is "Hope Springs (2012)" which brings Meryl Streep to compete in Best Actress in Comedy-Musical category.
On the other hand, critics' darling film that gets snubbed by the Globes is Benh Zeitlin's "Beasts of the Southern Wild", which has won many awards at some film festivals earlier this year and received multiple nominations at some other prestigious awards recently. Also, Peter Jackson's acclaimed work in "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" is totally ignored by the Globes.
For years, the Golden Globes nominations have been considered as the most important influencers to predict the Oscars contenders. Next year's edition of the Globes will be held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. The show will air live on NBC at 5 P.M. PT/ 8 P.M. ET, just two days before the 2013 Academy Awards announces its nominations. Dick Clark Production serves as the producer in association with the HFPA.
2013 Golden Globe Nominations in Movie:
Best Picture, Drama:
- "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"
- "Les Miserables"
- "Moonrise Kingdom"
- "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen"
- "Silver Linings Playbook"
- Ben Affleck - "Argo"
- Kathryn Bigelow - "Zero Dark Thirty (2012)"
- Ang Lee - "Life of Pi"
- Steven Spielberg - "Lincoln"
- Quentin Tarantino - "Django Unchained"
- Jessica Chastain - "Zero Dark Thirty (2012)"
- Marion Cotillard - "Rust and Bone"
- Helen Mirren - "Hitchcock"
- Naomi Watts - "The Impossible"
- Rachel Weisz - "The Deep Blue Sea"
- Daniel Day-Lewis - "Lincoln"
- Richard Gere - "Arbitrage"
- John Hawkes - "The Sessions"
- Joaquin Phoenix - "The Master"
- Denzel Washington - "Flight"
- Jack Black - "Bernie"
- Bradley Cooper - "Silver Linings Playbook"
- Hugh Jackman - "Les Miserables"
- Ewan MCGregor - "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen"
- Bill Murray - "Hyde Park on Hudson"
- 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 (2012)"
- Amy Adams - "The Master"
- Sally Field - "Lincoln"
- Anne Hathaway - "Les Miserables"
- Helen Hunt - "The Sessions"
- Nicole Kidman - "The Paperboy"
- Alan Arkin - "Argo"
- Leonardo DiCaprio - "Django Unchained"
- Philip Seymour Hoffman - "The Master"
- Tommy Lee Jones - "Lincoln"
- Christoph Waltz - "Django Unchained"
- Mark Boal - "Zero Dark Thirty (2012)"
- Tony Kushner - "Lincoln"
- David O. Russell - "Silver Linings Playbook"
- Quentin Tarantino - "Django Unchained"
- Chris Terrio - "Argo"
- Dario Marianelli - "Anna Karenina"
- Alexandre Desplat - "Argo"
- Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimet & Reinhold Heil - "Cloud Atlas"
- Michael Danna - "Life of Pi"
- John Williams - "Lincoln"
- "For You" from "Act of Valor"
- "Not Running Anymore" from "Stand Up Guys"
- "Safe and Sound" from "The Hunger Games"
- "Suddenly" from "Les Miserables"
- "Skyfall" from "Skyfall"