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Steven Spielberg's Lincoln eyes Golden Globes glory

Published on Jan 13, 2013 11:32 AM
Director Steven Spielberg, from the film "Lincoln," arrives at the 2013 Critic's Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California, Jan. 10, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Steven Spielberg is hoping for Golden Globes glory for his political drama Lincoln on Sunday, as Hollywood hits the red carpet for its biggest pre-Oscars awards show.

The veteran director's presidential biopic is nominated in seven categories, ahead of Ben Affleck's Iran drama Argo and Quentin Tarantino's spaghetti Western tribute Django Unchained, both with five nods.

Taiwanese-American Ang Lee is also up for best movie with his sumptuous 3D adventure Life Of Pi, as is Oscar-winning Kathryn Bigelow's controversial Osama bin Laden manhunt movie Zero Dark Thirty. US TV comedy favourites Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will co-host the Globes at the Beverly Hilton hotel, after three years of edgy British comic Ricky Gervais taking barbed shots at the assembled A-listers.

"Our job is to keep the evening going and make it fun. Not necessarily to break comedic ground or take people down a peg," quipped Fey, famous for impersonating former US vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin.

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