Golden Globe Nominations Shine on 'Lincoln, Argo' and 'Big Bang Theory'

Lincoln and Argo lead the glittering list of nominees for the Jan. 13 awards party

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Time to start the party: Thursday morning brought good news to Tinseltown – with the announcement of the Golden Globe nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Among the major names topping the list – nominees were announced by Megan Fox, Ed Helms and Jessica Alba – are such favorites as Anne Hathaway and Sally Field (for their respective supporting roles in Les Misérables and Lincoln), Nicole Kidman (for HBO’s Hemingway and Gellhorn and the film The Paperboy), Leonardo DiCaprio (for his supporting role in Django Unchained) and Argo director Ben Affleck, who’ll compete in that category along with Kathryn Bigelow, for Zero Dark Thirty; Ang Lee, for Life of Pi; Steven Spielberg, for Lincoln; and Quentin Tarantino, for Django Unchained.

For best motion picture, comedy or musical, the nominees are:
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Misérables
Moonrise Kingdom
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Silver Linings Playbook

For best motion picture, drama:
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty

Best performance by an actor, comedy or musical:
• Jack Black in Bernie
Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook
• Hugh Jackman in Les Misérables
• Ewan McGregor in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
• Bill Murray in Hyde Park on Hudson

Best performance by an actor, drama:
• Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
• Richard Gere in Arbitrage
• John Hawkes in The Sessions
• Joaquin Phoenix in The Master
• Denzel Washington in Flight

Best performance by an actress, comedy or musical:
• Emily Blunt in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
• Judi Dench in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
• Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook
• Maggie Smith in Quartet
• Meryl Streep in Hope Springs

Best performance by an actress, drama:
• Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty
• Marion Cotillard in Rust and Bone
• Helen Mirren in Hitchcock
• Naomi Watts in The Impossible
• Rachel Weisz in The Deep Blue Sea

Best TV series, comedy or musical:
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family

Best TV series, drama:
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
The Newsroom

For a complete list of nominations, go to

As was previously announced, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will serve as emcees of the Globes broadcast, succeeding the outspoken host of the past two years, Ricky Gervais.

In addition, Jodie Foster will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement, and Francesca Eastwood, daughter of Clint Eastwood and Frances Fisher, will serve as Miss Golden Globe.

Several of the nominations mirrors the selections by the Screen Actors Guild, which were announced Wednesday. Next up in the 2013 awards season will be the announcement of the Oscar nominations, coming Tues., Jan. 15.

The 70th Golden Globe Awards will air live on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, on NBC at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) from the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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