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"Lincoln," "Argo" Among Leading Golden Globe Nominees

David James, SMPSP©DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) -- The nominations for the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced Thursday morning in Beverly Hills, Calif. 

Presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Golden Globes honors the best in film and TV over the past year.

Lincoln received the most nods overall, with seven, including Best Motion Picture -- Drama, and Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis.  Argo was also among the favorites, scoring five nominations, including a Best Director nod for Ben Affleck.  Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained earned five nominations, including Best Director and Best Motion Picture -- Drama.

For television, HBO leads with 17 nods, followed by Showtime with seven and ABC with five.  HBO's Game Change received the most nominations of any single program, with five, followed by Homeland with four.  Downton Abbey, Modern Family and The Girl each tied with three.

Jodie Foster will be awarded this year's Cecil B. DeMille Award, which honors "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment," the HFPA also announced.

The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be presented on Jan. 13 in Beverly Hills, and will air live in all time zones on NBC.  Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the telecast.

Here are the nominees:

Motion Pictures

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

  • Les Miserables
  • Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  • Silver Linings Playbook

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

  • Jack Black, Bernie
  • Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Hugh Jackon, Les Miserables
  • Ewan McGregor, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  • Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

  • 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

Best Motion Picture, Drama

  • Argo
  • Django Unchained
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Zero Dark Thirty

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
  • Richard Gere, Arbitrage
  • John Hawkes, The Sessions
  • Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
  • Denzel Washington, Flight

Best Director

  • Ben Affleck, Argo
  • Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
  • Ang Lee, Life of Pi
  • Steven Speilberg, Lincoln
  • Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Best Original Song

  • "For You," Act of Valor, Keith Urban
  • "Not Running Anymore," Stand Up Guys, Jobn Bon Jovi
  • "Safe and Sound," The Hunger Games, Taylor Swift feat. The Civil Wars
  • "Skyfall," Skyfall, Adele
  • "Suddenly," Les Miserables, Hugh Jackman

Best Screenplay

  • Zero Dark Thirty
  • Lincoln
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Argo
  • Django Unchained

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Amour
  • A Royal Affair
  • The Intouchables
  • Kon-Tiki
  • Rust and Bone

Best Animated Feature Film

  • Brave
  • Frankenweenie
  • Hotel Transylvania
  • Wreck-It Ralph
  • Rise of the Guardians


Best TV Series, Drama

  • Breaking Bad
  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Downton Abbey
  • Homeland
  • The Newsroom

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama

  • Connie Britton, Nashville
  • Glenn Close, Damages
  • Claire Danes, Homeland
  • Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
  • Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama

  • Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
  • Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
  • Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
  • Jon Hamm, Mad Men
  • Damian Lewis, Homeland

Best TV Series, Comedy

  • The Big Bang Theory, CBS
  • Episodes, Showtime
  • Girls, HBO
  • Modern Family, ABC
  • Smash, NBC

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy

  • Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
  • Lena Dunham, Girls
  • Tina Fey, 30 Rock
  • Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Best Actor, TV Series Comedy

  • Don Cheadle, House of Lies
  • Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
  • Louis CK, Louie
  • Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
  • Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best Mini-Series or TV Movie

  • Game Change
  • The Girl
  • Hatfields & McCoys
  • The Hour
  • Political Animals

Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie

  • Julianne Moore, Game Change
  • Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gelhorn
  • Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
  • Sienna Miller, The Girl
  • Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals

Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie

  • Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
  • Woody Harrelson, Game Change
  • Toby Jones, The Girl
  • Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn

Best Supporting Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie

  • Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
  • Archie Punjabi, The Good Wife
  • Sarah Paulson, Game Change
  • Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
  • Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Best Supporting Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie

  • Max Greenfield, New Girl
  • Ed Harris, Game Change
  • Danny Huston, Magic City
  • Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
  • Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

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