'Argo,' 'Django' score five nods apiece

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Topping Thursday’s Golden Globes with seven nominations, “Lincoln” has once again displayed the skill of the 16th president at getting votes as the pic aims to distance itself from other contenders this awards season.

But the gap remains narrow, as three other films — Ben Affleck’s “Argo,” Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” and Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty” — also acquitted themselves well, joining Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” in winning noms from the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. in drama, director, screenplay and at least one acting category.

The fifth drama picture nominee, Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi,” almost accomplished the same feat, missing only in acting, while musical-or-comedy contender “Silver Linings Playbook” from David O. Russell fell short in director, a category that went entirely to drama with the aforementioned helmers.

Among distributors, the Weinstein Co. led all with 14 nominations, followed by Sony Pictures with 12, Touchstone with seven, Warner Bros. with six and Fox Searchlight with five.

“I can tell you the best thing about it being one of the producers of 12-12-12 concert (for Hurricane Sandy relief) is I did not need an alarm clock to wake up,” said Weinstein Co. co-chairman Harvey Weinstein, whose slate included “Django,” “Silver Linings,” three acting noms for “The Master” and nods for “Quartet,” “The Intouchables” and “Kon-Tiki.” “I got home about from the concert afterparty at about 8 a.m., walked into the room, put on the ‘Today’ show, and there were the Golden Globe nominations.”

After tying “Silver Linings” for the lead in SAG Award nominations Wednesday, “Lincoln” reigned at the Globes, earning nods for Spielberg, screenwriter Tony Kushner, lead actor Daniel Day-Lewis, supporting actress Sally Field and supporting actor Tommy Lee Jones, along with one for John Williams’ score.

“Bringing ‘Lincoln’ to the screen has been the opportunity of a lifetime and a distinct privilege,” Spielberg said in a statement. “The story is quintessentially American, but we hope it’s a movie that can speak to audiences worldwide. After all, Lincoln ended his most famous speech, as you hear at the end of our film, looking beyond national boundaries to justice and peace for all nations.”

“Argo” and “Django” each had five noms, while “Zero,” “Les Miserables” and “Silver Linings” grabbed four apiece. The latter two were nominated for top film musical or comedy with “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Moonrise Kingdom” and the biggest surprise, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” which also had lead comedy acting noms for Emily Blunt and Ewan McGregor.

By joining Day-Lewis, John Hawkes (“The Sessions”) and Denzel Washington (“Flight”) in the Globes’ lead drama acting category, kudo hopes were rekindled for Richard Gere (“Arbitrage”) and Joaquin Phoenix (“The Master”) after being left out of the SAG Awards race. Similarly, Jack Black (“Bernie”) and Bill Murray (“Hyde Park on Hudson”) came back to score Globes nods for comedy-musical actor alongside Bradley Cooper (“Silver Linings”), Hugh Jackman (“Les Miserables”) and McGregor.

All five SAG Awards lead actress nominees found a spot in the Globes actress categories — including Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty”), Marion Cotillard (“Rust and Bone”), Helen Mirren (“Hitchcock”) and Naomi Watts (“The Impossible”) in drama with New York Film Critics Circle honoree Rachel Weisz of “The Deep Blue Sea.”

The other SAG actress contender, Jennifer Lawrence (“Silver Linings”) was nommed for a musical or comedy actress Globe with Blunt, Judi Dench (“Best Exotic”), Maggie Smith (“Quartet”) and Meryl Streep (“Hope Springs”).

Notables left out of the actress competish included Keira Knightley (“Anna Karenina”), and Emmanuelle Riva (“Amour”), along with Quvenzhane Wallis of “Beasts of the Southern Wild” and Leslie Mann of “This Is 40.” The latter pair of films, plus “The Dark Knight Rises,” “The Hobbit” and “Promised Land,” were among those shut out from the Globes entirely, while “Anna Karenina,” “Amour,” “Cloud Atlas,” “Flight,” “Hitchcock” and “The Impossible” were part of a group with one nod apiece.

Smith and Globes supporting actress nominee Nicole Kidman (“The Paperboy”) also received smallscreen noms for “Downton Abbey” and “Hemingway & Gellhorn,” respectively. Weinstein said the “Quartet” recognition “means the world” to Smith.

“She told me she wanted to be romantic at her age, and the movie is very romantic,” Weinstein said.

Another individual to double up on nominations was Tarantino, who was tapped for screenplay with Kushner, Russell, Chris Terrio (“Argo”) and Mark Boal (“Zero Dark Thirty”).

The big news in supporting actor was that “Django” went from a shutout at the SAGs to becoming the only film with two noms in the same Globes acting category. Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz each found a spot next to Alan Arkin (“Argo”), Philip Seymour Hoffman (“The Master”) and Jones, ahead of such performers as Robert De Niro (“Silver Linings”) and Matthew McConaughey (“Magic Mike”).

Field, Kidman, Amy Adams (“Master”), Anne Hathaway (“Les Miserables”) and Helen Hunt (“The Sessions”) will venture into the Globe supporting actress finals.

Animation nominations went to “Brave,” “Frankenweenie,” “Hotel Transylvania,” “Rise of the Guardians” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” while foreign-film nods were given to “A Royal Affair,” “The Intouchables,” “Kon-Tiki” and “Rust and Bone” and “Amour,” the last two from Sony Pictures Classics.

“I’m really thrilled about (‘Rust and Bone’) because we were very disappointed France had not submitted the picture for Oscar, because we felt it had a real chance,” SPC co-prexy Michael Barker said. The recognition is valuable to foreign films by enabling them to go beyond an arthouse audience, as was the case with most recent foreign-film Oscar-winner “A Separation,” he noted.

The Globes are set for Jan. 13 at the Beverly Hilton, with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting the kudocast on NBC. Jessica Alba, Megan Fox and Ed Helms made the nominations presentation. Dick Clark Prods. is producing for the 31st consecutive year, in association with the HFPA.

BEST MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA
“Argo”
“Django Unchained”
“Life of Pi”
“Lincoln”
“Zero Dark Thirty”

BEST MOTION PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
“Les Miserables”
“Moonrise Kingdom”
“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”
“Silver Linings Playbook”

BEST 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 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 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 ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
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 SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE
Amy Adams – “The Master”
Sally Field – “Lincoln”
Anne Hathaway – “Les Miserables”
Helen Hunt – “The Sessions”
Nicole Kidman – “The Paperboy”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 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”
Quentin Tarantino – “Django Unchained”
Steven Spielberg – “Lincoln”

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
“Silver Linings Playbook” by David O. Russell
“Zero Dark Thirty” by Mark Boal
“Argo” by Chris Terrio
“Lincoln” by Tony Kushner
“Django Unchained” by Quentin Tarantino

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
Mychael Danna – “Life of Pi”
Alexandre Desplat – “Argo”
Dario Marianelli – “Anna Karenina”
Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek and Reinhold Heil – “Cloud Atlas”
John Williams – “Lincoln”

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
“Skyfall” – “Skyfall” – Music by: Adele, Paul Epworth; Lyrics by: Adele, Paul Epworth
“For You” – “Act of Valor” – Music by: Monty Powell, Keith Urban; Lyrics by: Monty Powell, Keith Urban
“Not Running Anymore” – “Standup Guys” – Music by: Jon Bon Jovi; Lyrics by: Jon Bon Jovi
“Safe and Sound” – “Hunger Games” – Music by: Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams, T Bone Burnett; Lyrics by: Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams, T Bone Burnett
“Suddenly” – “Les Miserables” – Music by: Claude-Michel Schonberg; Lyrics by: Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schonberg

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“Amour” (Austria)
“The Intouchables” (France)
“A Royal Affair” (Denmark)
“Rust and Bone” (France)
“Kon-Tiki” (Norway)

BEST TV SERIES, DRAMA
“Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Downton Abbey: Season 2″ (PBS)
“Homeland” (Showtime)
“The Newsroom” (HBO)

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”
“Episodes”
“Girls”
“Modern Family”
“Smash”

BEST ACTRESS IN A TV SERIES, COMEDY
Zooey Deschanel – “New Girl”
Lena Dunham – “Girls”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – “Veep”
Tina Fey – “30 Rock”
Amy Poehler – “Parks and Recreation”

BEST ACTOR, TV SERIES COMEDY
Alec Baldwin -“30 Rock”
Don Cheadle -“House of Lies”
Louis C.K.- “Louie”
Matt LeBlanc – “Episodes”
Jim Parsons – “The Big Bang Theory”

BEST TV MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
“Game Change” (HBO)
“The Girl” (HBO)
“Hatfields & McCoys” (History)
“The Hour” (BBC America)
“Political Animals” (USA)

BEST ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR TV MOVIE
Nicole Kidman – “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
Jessican Lange – “American Horror Story: Asylum”
Sienna Miller – “The Girl”
Julianne Moore – “Game Change”
Sigorney Weaver – “Political Animals”

BEST ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR TV MOVIE
Kevin Costner – “Hatfields & McCoys”
Benedict Cumberbatch – “Sherlock”
Woody Harrelson – “Game Change”
Clive Owen – “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
Toby Jones – “The Girl”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES, OR TV MOVIE
Hayden Panettiere – “Nashville”
Archie Panjabi – “The Good Wife”
Sarah Paulson – “Game Change”
Maggie Smith – “Downton Abbey”
Sofía Vergara – “Modern Family”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR TV MOVIE
Max Greenfield – “New Girl”
Ed Harris – “Game Change”
Danny Huston – “Magic City”
Eric Stonestreet – “Modern Family”
Mandy Patinkin – “Homeland”

CECIL B. DEMILLE AWARD
Jodie Foster

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