"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.
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
LIFE OF PI
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 MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL
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
RISE OF THE GUARDIANS
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
A ROYAL AFFAIR (DENMARK)
THE INTOUCHABLES (FRANCE)
RUST AND BONE (FRANCE)
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 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