Date: 13th December 2012

Lincoln Leads Golden Globe Hopefuls

Steven Spielberg's American Civil War epic Lincoln leads this year's Golden Globes nominations after being put forward for seven awards.

Lincoln (2012), which stars Britain's Daniel Day-Lewis who is nominated for best actor, was followed by Argo (2012) and Django Unchained (2012) with five nods each.

Les MisÚrables (2012), romantic comedy Silver Linings Playbook (2012) and Osama bin Laden hunt movie Zero Dark Thirty (2012) by Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow got four nominations each.

The announcements come as Hollywood's annual awards season kicks into gear, a day after the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nominations, in which Lincoln (2012) and Silver Linings Playbook (2012) lead the field.

The nominations were good news for the British film and television industry with nominations for Day-Lewis, Damian Lewis, Adele, Judi Dench, Helen Mirren, Downton Abbey and its stars Maggie Smith and Michelle Dockery, among others.

Amanda Nevill, CEO of the British Film Institute, said: "With nominations for British films and talent spread across so many categories ... The UK's world class film industry, talent and skills are once again in the global spotlight."

Spielberg will be hoping to fare better with Lincoln than he did with last year's epic War Horse, which was nominated for six Oscars and two Globes but won nothing.

Source: Press Release



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