"Lincoln," "Django Unchained," "Life of Pi," "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Argo" are the nominees for Best Motion Picture, Drama at the Golden Globes, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced on Thursday.
In the Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical category, nominees are "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," "Les Miserables," "Moonrise Kingdom," "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" and "Silver Linings Playbook."
Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" led all films with seven nominations, followed by "Argo" and "Django Unchained" with five and "Les Miserables," "Silver Linings Playbook" and "Zero Dark Thirty" with four.
The Weinstein Company led all distributors with 14 nominations. Sony Pictures Releasing had 12 (with Sony Pictures Classics scoring another three), Touchstone seven, Warner Bros. six and Fox Searchlight five.
"Django" was one of the last films screened for the HFPA, and came on surprisingly strong, with nods for picture, director, screenplay and two supporting actors, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio.
The scrappy independent film "Beasts of the Southern Wild" was shut out, while other notable omissions were Keira Knightley ("Anna Karenina") and Matthew McConaughey ("Magic Mike").
Acting nominees include Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones and Sally Field ("Lincoln"), Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams ("The Master"), John Hawkes and Helen Hunt ("The Sessions") and, in surprises of sorts, Richard Gere for "Arbitrage" and Rachel Weisz for "The Deep Blue Sea."
Another surprise, though it probably shouldn't be given the HFPA's longstanding fondness for big stars in bad movies: Nicole Kidman, who picked up a supporting-actress nod for the steamy potboiler "The Paperboy" a day after landing the same nomination from the Screen Actors Guild.
In the comedy acting categories, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper won nods for "Silver Linings Playbook," as did Jack Black for "Bernie," Hugh Jackman for "Les Miz" and Bill Murray for "Hyde Park on Hudson."
"Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" was a surprising nominee in the musical or comedy actor (Ewan McGregor), musical/comedy actress (Emily Bunt) and musical or comedy picture categories.
The best director category, perhaps, was an all-drama affair, leaving out "Les Miz" director Tom Hooper and "Silver Linings Playbook" director David O. Russell in favor of Spielberg, Ben Affleck ("Argo"), Ang Lee ("Life of Pi"), Kathryn Bigelow ("Zero Dark Thirty") and Quentin Tarantino ("Django Unchained").
Disney/Pixar dominated the animated-feature category, scoring three of the five nominees with Pixar's "Brave" and Disney's "Frankenweenie" and "Wreck-It Ralph." The other two were Sony Pictures Animation's "Hotel Transylvania" and DreamWorks Animation's "Rise of the Guardians."
The Globes film nominees:
BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA ARGO DJANGO UNCHAINED LIFE OF PI LINCOLN ZERO DARK THIRTY
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA JESSICA CHASTAIN ZERO DARK THIRTY MARION COTILLARD RUST AND BONE HELEN MIRREN HITCHCOCK NAOMI WATTS THE IMPOSSIBLE RACHEL WEISZ THE DEEP BLUE SEA
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN 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 MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL LES MISERABLES MOONRISE KINGDOM SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL 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 PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL 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
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM BRAVE FRANKENWEENIE HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA RISE OF THE GUARDIANS WRECK-IT RALPH
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM AMOUR (AUSTRIA) A ROYAL AFFAIR (DENMARK) THE INTOUCHABLES (FRANCE) KON-TIKI (NORWAY/UK/DENMARK) RUST AND BONE (FRANCE)
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE AMY ADAMS THE MASTER SALLY FIELD LINCOLN ANNE HATHAWAY LES MISERABLES HELEN HUNT THE SESSIONS NICOLE KIDMAN THE PAPERBOY
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE ALAN ARKIN ARGO LEONARDO DICAPRIO DJANGO UNCHAINED PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN THE MASTER TOMMY LEE JONES LINCOLN CHRISTOPH WALTZ DJANGO UNCHAINED
BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE BEN AFFLECK ARGO KATHRYN BIGELOW ZERO DARK THIRTY ANG LEE LIFE OF PI STEVEN SPIELBERG LINCOLN QUENTIN TARANTINO DJANGO UNCHAINED
BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE MARK BOAL ZERO DARK THIRTY TONY KUSHNER LINCOLN DAVID O. RUSSELL SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK QUENTIN TARANTINO DJANGO UNCHAINED CHRIS TERRIO ARGO
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE MYCHAEL DANNA LIFE OF PI ALEXANDRE DESPLAT ARGO DARIO MARIANELLI ANNA KARENINA TOM TYKWER, JOHNNY KLIMEK, REINHOLD HEIL CLOUD ATLAS JOHN WILLIAMS LINCOLN
BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE "FOR YOU" — ACT OF VALOR "NOT RUNNING ANYMORE" — STAND UP GUYS "SAFE & SOUND" — THE HUNGER GAMES "SKYFALL" — SKYFALL "SUDDENLY" — LES MISERABLES