LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Steven Spielberg's historical drama "Lincoln" was nominated for a leading seven Golden Globe Awards, including Best Drama, in Los Angeles Thursday morning.
Quentin Tarantino's blood-soaked, 19th century-set revenge picture "Django Unchained" and Ben Affleck's Iran hostage-crisis nail-biter are each up for five prizes, while the movie musical "Les Miserables," the mental-illness comedy "Silver Linings Playbook" and the hunt-for-Osama-bin-Laden thriller "Zero Dark Thirty" each earned four nods.
"Argo," "Django Unchained," "Life of Pi," "Lincoln" and "Zero Dark Thirty" are nominated for Best Drama film.
Shortlisted for Best Comedy or Musical film are "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," "Les Miserables," "Moonrise Kingdom," "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" and "Silver Linings Playbook."
Up against Affleck, Spielberg and Tarantino for Best Director are Kathryn Bigelow for "Zero Dark Thirty" and Ang Lee for "Life of Pi."
In the running for Best Screenplay are Chris Terrio for "Argo," Tarantino for "Django Unchained," Tony Kushner for "Lincoln," David O. Russell and Matthew Quick for "Silver Linings Playbook," and Mark Boal for "Zero Dark Thirty."
The nominees for Best Actress in a Drama are Jessica Chastain for "Zero Dark Thirty," Marion Cotillard for "Rust and Bone," Helen Mirren for "Hitchcock," Naomi Watts for "The Impossible" and Rachel Weisz for "The Deep Blue Sea."
Competing for the Best Actor in a Drama are Daniel Day-Lewis for "Lincoln," Richard Gere for "Arbitrage," John Hawkes for "The Sessions," Joaquin Phoenix for "The Master" and Denzel Washington for "Flight."
Vying for the prize for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical are Jack Black for "Bernie," Hugh Jackman for "Les Miserables," Bradley Cooper for "Silver Linings Playbook," Bill Murray for "Hyde Park on Hudson" and Ewan MacGregor for "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen."
Nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical are Emily Blunt for "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen," Judi Dench for "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," Jennifer Lawrence for "Silver Linings Playbook," Maggie Smith for "Quartet" and Meryl Streep for "Hope Springs."
Foreign-film nods were given to "Amour," "A Royal Affair," "The Intouchables," "Kon-Tiki" and "Rust and Bone," while animation nominations went to "Brave," "Frankenweenie," "Hotel Transylvania," "Rise of the Guardians" and "Wreck-It Ralph."
The Weinstein Co. led all distributors with 14 nominations, followed by Sony Pictures with 12, Touchstone with seven, Warner Bros. with six and Fox Searchlight with five.
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