Yahoo! Movies’ Thelma Adams picks the Golden Globes nominees

Thelma Adams
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As the awards season gains momentum with the 70th Annual Golden Globe nominations, a cluster of truly acclaimed films — "Lincoln," "Zero Dark Thirty," "Les Miserables," "Argo" and "Silver Linings Playbook" — lead the pack. This is a year when there is something for everyone, and the way the Hollywood Foreign Press Association splits the categories between drama and comedy allows for a lot more latitude than the Oscars and, yes, a bit more fun. Expect there to be serious contenders like Daniel Day Lewis and Jessica Chastain, Hugh Jackman and Jennifer Lawrence, and Denzel Washington and Marion Cotillard. But it wouldn't be the Globes if there weren't a few extra glam stars among the nominees just to add to the dinner's wow factor: look for Brad Pitt, Nicole Kidman and Barbra Streisand to get some worshipful praise, too. Here are my gut predictions on this year's Golden Globe nominations.

Drama Picture:
"Zero Dark Thirty"
"The Master"
"Django Unchained"

Drama Actor:
Daniel Day-Lewis —"Lincoln"
Denzel Washington  -"Flight"
John Hawkes —"The Sessions"
Joaquin Phoenix  -"The Master"
Brad Pitt —"Killing Them Softly"

Drama Actress:
Jessica Chastain —"Zero Dark Thirty"
Keira Knightley —"Anna Karenina"
Marion Cotillard -Rust and Bone
Emmanuelle Riva  -"Amour
Helen Mirren -Hitchcock

Comedy/Musical Picture:

"Silver Linings Playbook"
"Les Miserables"
"Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"
"Moonrise Kingdom"
"Hyde Park on Hudson"

Comedy/Musical Actor:
Hugh Jackman - "Les Miserables"
Bradley Cooper -"Silver Linings Playbook"
Jack Black -"Bernie"
Bill Murray - "Hyde Park on Hudson"
Channing Tatum - "Magic Mike"

Comedy/Musical Actress:
Jennifer Lawrence - "Silver Linings Playbook"
Meryl Streep - "Hope Springs"
Barbara Streisand - "The Guilt Trip"
Judi Dench - "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"
Mary Elizabeth Winstead - "Smashed"

Supporting Actor:
Leonardo DiCaprio - "Django Unchained"
Philip Seymour Hoffman - "The Master"
Robert De Niro - "Silver Linings Playbook"
Alan Arkin - "Argo"
Matthew McConaughey - "Magic Mike"

Supporting Actress:
Anne Hathaway - "Les Miserables"
Amy Adams - "The Master"
Helen Hunt - "The Sessions"
Sally Field - "Lincoln"
Maggie Smith - "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"

Ben Affleck - "Argo"
Kathryn Bigelow - "Zero Dark Thirty"
Steven Spielberg - "Lincoln"
Tom Hooper - "Les Miserables"
David O. Russell - "Silver Linings Playbook"

"Zero Dark Thirty"
"Silver Linings Playbook"
"The Master"

Animated Feature:
"Wreck-It Ralph"
"Rise of the Guardians"

Foreign Language Film:
"Rust and Bone"
"The Intouchables"
"A Royal Affair"

"Anna Karenina"
"Life of Pi"
"The Master"

"Skyfall" - Skyfall
"Suddenly" - Les Miserables
"Learn Me Right" - Brave
"Everybody Needs a Best Friend" - Ted
"Wide Awake" - Katy Perry: Part of Me