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Globes Nominations Tread Worn Path

While the Golden Globes traditionally have been known for nominating odd performances in mismatched categories, this year the Hollywood Foreign Press have played it conservatively. The only surprises of these nominees are the mentions for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (McGregor and Blunt), which hasn't received much consideration elsewhere, and Django Unchained's two supporting actors (DiCaprio and Waltz) are nominated. Lincoln, Les Mis, and Zero Dark Thirty lead the pack, but Django didn't do too poorly either with five nods.

Quentin Tarantino had this to say about the Globes announcements: "It's very gratifying to get this many nominations from the HFPA for a film I worked so hard on and am so passionate about. I look forward to having fun at the Golden Globes with my cast mates and fellow nominees."

Leonardo DiCaprio: “I’m truly honored to be nominated by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association today. Django Unchained was a remarkable experience and I consider myself lucky to work with Quentin and the entire cast on the film. I’m particularly proud to be named alongside my fellow Django nominees.”

BEST PICTURE, DRAMA
"Zero Dark Thirty"
"Argo"
"Lincoln"
"Life of Pi"
"Django Unchained"

BEST PICTURE, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
"Silver Linings Playbook"
"Les Miserables"
"Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"
"Moonrise Kingdom"
"Salmon Fishing in the Yemen"

BEST ACTOR, DRAMA
Daniel Day-Lewis for "Lincoln"
Richard Gere for "Arbitrage"
John Hawkes for "The Sessions"
Denzel Washington for "Flight"
Joaquin Phoenix for "The Master"

BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA
Marion Cotillard for "Rust and Bone"
Jessica Chastain for "Zero Dark Thirty"
Naomi Watts for "The Impossible"
Rachel Weisz for "The Deep Blue Sea"
Helen Mirren for "Hitchcock"

BEST ACTOR, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Hugh Jackman for "Les Miserables"
Bradley Cooper for "Silver Linings Playbook"
Jack Black for "Bernie"
Ewan McGregor for "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen"
Bill Murray for "Hyde Park On Hudson"

BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Jennifer Lawrence for "Silver Linings Playbook"
Meryl Streep for "Hope Springs"
Judi Dench for "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"
Maggie Smith for "Quartet"
Emily Blunt for "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Tommy Lee Jones for "Lincoln"
Leonardo DiCaprio for "Django Unchained"
Phillip Seymour Hoffman for "The Master"
Christoph Waltz for "Django Unchained"
Alan Arkin for "Argo"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway for "Les Miserables"
Sally Field for "Lincoln"
Helen Hunt for "The Sessions"
Nicole Kidman for "The Paperboy"
Amy Adams for "The Master"

BEST DIRECTOR
Ang Lee for "Life of Pi"
Kathryn Bigelow for "Zero Dark Thirty"
Quentin Tarantino for "Django Unchained"
Steven Spielberg for "Lincoln"
Ben Affleck for "Argo"

BEST SCREENPLAY
"Zero Dark Thirty"
"Argo"
"Lincoln"
"Django Unchained"
"Silver Linings Playbook"

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
"Rise of the Guardians"
"Brave"
"Frankenweenie"
"Hotel Transylvania"
"Wreck-It Ralph"

BEST FOREIGN FILM
"The Intouchables"
"Rust and Bone"
"Amour"
"A Royal Affair"
"Kon-Tiki"

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
Adele ("Skyfall" for "Skyfall")
Jon Bon Jovi ("Not Running Anymore" for "Stand Up Guys")
Hugh Jackman ("Suddenly" for "Les Miserables")
"For You" for "Act of Valor"
Taylor Swift ("Safe and Sound" for "Hunger Games")

BEST SCORE
Mychael Danna for "Life of Pi"
Alexandre Desplat for "Argo"
Dario Marianelli for "Anna Karenina"
John Williams for "Lincoln" 
Reinhold Helil & Johnny Kilmek for "Cloud Atlas"

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