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Golden Globe Nominations Led By 'Lincoln,' 'Argo' and 'Django Unchained'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood December 13, 2012 at 11:07AM

Nominations for the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced early this morning, with Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" leading the pack with seven nods including Best Picture (Drama), Director, Screenplay, Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), Supporting Actress (Sally Field) and Supporting Actor (Tommy Lee Jones). "Argo" followed with five, for Best Picture (Drama) Director, Screenplay, Supporting Actor (Alan Arkin) and Score (Alexandre Desplat). In a surprise turn, Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" also landed five nominations -- Best Picture (Drama), Tarantino for Director and Screenplay and two Supporting Actor nods for Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio.
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Best Television Series - Drama

"Breaking Bad"

"Boardwalk Empire"

"Downton Abbey"

"Homeland"

"The Newsroom"

Best Television Series - Comedy Or Musical

"The Big Bang Theory"

"Episodes"

"Girls"

"Modern Family"

"Smash"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama

Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"

Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"

Jeff Daniels, "The Newsroom"

Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"

Damian Lewis, "Homeland"

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama

Connie Britton, "Nashville"

Glenn Close, "Damages"

Claire Danes, "Homeland"

Michelle Dockery, "Downton Abbey"

Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

Kevin Costner, "Hatfiends & McCoys"

Benedict Cumberbatch, "Sherlock"

Woody Harrelson, "Game Change"

Toby Jones, "The Girl"

Clive Owen, "Hemmingway & Gellhorn"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

Nicole Kidman, "Hemingway & Gillhorn"

Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story"

Sienna Miller, "The Girl"

Julianne Moore, "Game Change"

Sigourney Weaver, "Political Animal"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Hayden Panettiere, "Nashville"

Archie Panjabi, "The Good Wife"

Sarah Paulson, "Game Change"

Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"

Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Max Greenfield, "New Girl"

Ed Harris, "Game Change"

Danny Huston, "Magic City"

Mandy Patinkin, "Homeland"

Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family"

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television

"Game Change"

"The Girl"

"Hatfields & McCoys"

"The Hour"

"Political Animals"

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Comedy Or Musical

Zooey Deschanel, "New Girl"

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"

Lena Dunham, "Girls"

Tina Fey, "30 Rock"

Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Comedy Or Musical

Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock"

Don Cheadle, "House of Lies"

Louis C.K., "Louis"

Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes"

Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory"

This article is related to: Awards, Golden Globes, Lincoln, Django Unchained, Awards, Oscars, The Weinstein Co.


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.