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BEVERLY HILLS: Steven Spielberg’s Civil War epic “Lincoln” led the Golden Globes on Thursday with seven nominations, among them best drama, best director for Spielberg and acting honours for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones.

Tied for second-place with five nominations each, including best drama are Ben Affleck’s Iran hostage-crisis thriller “Argo” and Quentin Tarantino’s slave-turned-bounty-hunter tale “Django Unchained.”

Other best-drama nominees are Ang Lee’s shipwreck story “Life of Pi” and Kathryn Bigelow’s Osama bin Laden manhunt thriller “Zero Dark Thirty.”

Nominated for best musical or comedy were: the British retiree adventure “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”; the Victor Hugo musical “Les Miserables”; the first-love tale “Moonrise Kingdom”; the fishing romance “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”; and the lost-soul romance “Silver Linings Playbook.”

Globe attention can give contenders a boost for Hollywood’s top honours, the Academy Awards, whose nominations come out Jan. 10, three days before the Globe ceremony.

The directing lineup came entirely from dramatic films, with Affleck, Bigelow, Lee, Spielberg and Tarantino all in the running.

“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,” Tarantino said in a statement.

Filmmakers behind best musical or comedy nominees were shut out for director, including Tom Hooper for “Les Miserables” and David O. Russell for “Silver Linings Playbook.”

Along with Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln in Spielberg’s epic, best dramatic actor contenders are Richard Gere as a deceitful Wall Streeter in “Arbitrage”; John Hawkes as a polio victim trying to lose his virginity in “The Sessions”; Joaquin Phoenix as a Navy veteran under the sway of a cult leader in “The Master”; and Denzel Washington as a boozy airline pilot in “Flight.”

Dramatic-actress nominees are Jessica Chastain as a CIA analyst hunting Osama bin Laden in “Zero Dark Thirty”; Marion Cotillard as a whale biologist beset by tragedy in “Rust and Bone”; Helen Mirren as Alfred Hitchcock’s strong-minded wife in “Hitchcock”; Naomi Watts as a woman caught up in a devastating tsunami in “The Impossible”; and Rachel Weisz as a woman ruined by an affair in “The Deep Blue Sea.”

For musical or comedy actress, the lineup is Emily Blunt as a consultant for a Mideast sheik in “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”; Judi Dench as a widow who retires overseas in “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”; Jennifer Lawrence as young widow in a new romance in “Silver Linings Playbook”; Maggie Smith as an aging singer in a retirement home in “Quartet”; and Meryl Streep as a wife trying to save her marriage in “Hope Springs.”

Nominees for musical or comedy actor are Jack Black as a solicitous mortician in “Bernie”; Bradley Cooper as a troubled man fresh out of a mental hospital in “Silver Linings Playbook”; Hugh Jackman as Hugo’s long-suffering hero Jean Valjean in “Les Miserables”; Ewan McGregor as a British fisheries expert in “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”; and Bill Murray as Franklin Roosevelt in “Hyde Park on Hudson.”

Competing for supporting actor are Alan Arkin as a Hollywood producer helping a CIA operation in “Argo”; Leonardo DiCaprio as a cruel slave owner in “Django Unchained”; Philip Seymour Hoffman as a mesmerizing cult leader in “The Master”; Tommy Lee Jones as firebrand abolitionist Thaddeus Stevens in “Lincoln”; and Christoph Waltz as a genteel bounty hunter in “Django Unchained.”

The supporting-actress picks are Amy Adams as a cult leader’s devoted wife in “The Master”; Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln in “Lincoln”; Anne Hathaway as a mother fallen into prostitution in “Les Miserables”; Helen Hunt as a sexual surrogate in “The Sessions”; and Nicole Kidman as a trashy mistress of a Death Row inmate in “The Paperboy.”

Kidman was a dual nominee, also in the running as best actress in a TV movie or miniseries for “Hemingway & Gellhorn.” “Quartet” star Smith also had a second nomination, for supporting actress in a TV series, miniseries or movie for “Downton Abbey.”

Snubbed completely was the low-budget critical darling “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” which won top honours at last January’s Sundance Film Festival. Also shut out was the stripper hit “Magic Mike,” which had good buzz for supporting player Matthew McConaughey, who also earned acclaim for roles in “Bernie” and “Killer Joe.”

With three nominations, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” was a surprise, since the film had virtually no awards buzz behind it.

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