Daniel Day Lewis leads the Golden Globe nominations for depiction of Lincoln
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS heads the nominations at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards after his new movie Lincoln picked up seven nods.
The movie is already doing well during awards season, picking up an impressive four nominations at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards yesterday.
Oscar-winner Day-Lewis, who has made Co Wicklow his home, is hot favourite for the Best Actor gong.
The Golden Globe nominations were announced by Jessica Alba, Megan Fox and Ed Helms in Los Angeles this morning. Hot on the heels of presidential drama Lincoln are Argo and Django Unchained, which are both up for five gongs.
All three films are in the running for the coveted best drama movie prize, alongside Zero Dark Thirty and Life of Pi.
Les Misérables continued its run of nomination success, receiving mentions in four categories. The movie will battle it out against Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and Silver Linings Playbook for the best musical/comedy picture.
Steven Spielberg's turn at the helm of Lincoln has earned him a best director nomination, alongside Ben Affleck for Argo, Ang Lee for Life of Pi, Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained and Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty.
The best drama actor prize will either go to Lincoln star Daniel Day-Lewis, Richard Gere, John Hawkes, Denzel Washington or Joaquin Phoenix.
The female version will be hotly contested between Jessica Chastain, Marion Cotillard, Dame Helen Mirren, Naomi Watts and Rachel Weisz.
Anne Hathaway has been widely tipped for Oscars glory thanks to her role as Fantine in Les Misérables and has received a best supporting actress nomination. Amy Adams, Sally Field, Helen Hunt and Nicole Kidman round out the category.
The men's nominations went to Alan Arkin, Leonardo DiCaprio, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tommy Lee Jones and Christoph Waltz.
The Golden Globes has some separate categories for drama and musical/comedy movies, with Jack Black, Bradley Cooper, Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor and Bill Murray nominated for the best musical/comedy actor gong.
In the running for the women's prize are Emily Blunt, Dame Judi Dench, Jennifer Lawrence, Dame Maggie Smith and Meryl Streep.
TV stars and series also got mentions, with Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey, Homeland and The Newsroom all up for the best drama prize.
It was a good day for Homeland, with Damian Lewis receiving a best drama actor nod and Claire Danes up for best drama actress.
The best musical or comedy TV show gong will go to either The Big Bang Theory, Episodes, Girls, Modern Family or Smash.
The ceremony will be held on January 13 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting proceedings.
Golden Globes main nominees list:
Best Motion Picture — Drama
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty
Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Silver Linings Playbook
Ben Affleck, Argo
Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
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 - Drama
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard, Rust & Bone
Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Alan Arkin, Argo
Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Amy Adams, The Master
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy
Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Jack Black, Bernie
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables
Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson
Ewan McGregor, Salmon Fisher in the Yemen
Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
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 Television Series - Drama
Best TV Movie or Mini series
Hatfields & McCoys
Best Actress in a TV series - Drama
Connie Britton, Nashville
Glenn Close, Damages
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey: Season 2
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Best Actor in a TV series - Drama
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
John Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland
Best Actress in a TV series - Comedy
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Lena Dunham, Girls
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Amy Poehler, Parks And Recreation
Best Actor in a 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