Steven Spielberg’s 'Lincoln' leads 70th Golden Globe award nominations
'Lincoln' leads 70th Golden Globe award nominations
By Indo-Asian News Service
Fri, Dec 14, 2012 04:28:40 GMT
The nominations of the 70th Golden Globe awards have been announced and leading the race are films like Lincoln, Django Unchained and Argo.
Lincoln, a Steven Spielberg film, is leading the nomination pack for the 70th edition of the prestigious annual Golden Globe awards with seven gongs, it was announced here Thursday morning. Django Unchained and Argo have five nominations each.
The movie, which highlights then US president Abraham Lincoln's struggles during the Civil War, has been nominated in various categories like best motion picture (drama), best actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), best director (Steven Spielberg), supporting actor (Tommy Lee Jones), supporting actress (Sally Field), screenplay (Tony Kushner) and original score, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced here.
Nominations in key film categories are as follows:
Movies which have bagged a nomination in the best motion picture (Drama) are "Argo", "Django Unchained", Life Of Pi, "Lincoln" and "Zero Dark Thirty".
Emily Blunt ("Salmon Fishing in the Yemen"), Judi Dench ("The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"), Jennifer Lawrence ("Silver Linings Playbook"), Maggie Smith ("Quartet") and Meryl Streep ("Hope Springs") are in the waiting for the best actress (Musical or Comedy) award.
Among the directors, anyone from Ben Affleck ("Argo"), Kathryn Bigelow ("Zero Dark Thirty"), Ang Lee ("Life of Pi"), Steven Spielberg ("Lincoln") and Quentin Tarantino ("Django Unchained") could get the gong.
Contenders in the best foreign language film are "Amour", "A Royal Affair", "The Untouchables", "Rust and Bone" and "Kon-Tiki".
For the best screenplay, the contenders include Mark Boal ("Zero Dark Thirty"), Tony Kushner ("Lincoln"), David O Russell ("Silver Linings Playbook"), Quentin Tarantino ("Django Unchained") and Chris Terrio ("Argo").
The nominees for the best original score are "Life of Pi" (Mychael Danna), "Argo" (Alexandre Desplat), "Anna Karenina" (Dario Marianelli), "Cloud Atlas" (Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil) and "Lincoln" (John Williams).
In the best original song category, the nominations are Keith Urban - "For you" ("Act of Valor"), Jon Bon Jovi - "Not Running Anymore" ("Stand Up Guys"), Taylor Swift - "Safe and Sound" ("The Hunger Games"), Adele - "Skyfall" ("Skyfall") and Hugh Jackman - "Suddenly" ("Les Miserables").
Best animated feature film nominees are "Brave", "Frankenweenie", "Rise of the Guardians", "Hotel Transylvania" and "Wreck-It Ralph".
Actress Jodie Foster will be honoured with the Cecil B. de Mille Award for lifetime achievement.
The awards ceremony, to be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, will be held Jan 13, 2013.