The Straits Times
Published on Dec 14, 2012

Lincoln leads Golden Globe movie nominations with seven nods


LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Steven Spielberg's presidential drama Lincoln topped the Golden Globes nominations on Thursday with nods in seven categories, followed by Argo and Django Unchained with five each.

Les Miserables, romantic comedy Silver Linings Playbook and Osama bin Laden hunt movie Zero Dark Thirty by Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow were tied in third place with four nominations each.

The announcements come as Hollywood's annual awards season kicks into gear, after the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nominations announced on Wednesday, in which Lincoln and Silver Linings Playbook were joint leaders.

After a United States (US) presidential election year, Spielberg will be hoping to fare better with Lincoln than he did with last year's epic War Horse, which was nominated for six Oscars and two Globes but went home empty-handed.