American Civil War-era drama Lincoln led the Golden Globe nominations today with seven nods overall including best drama and best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis.
Following the film among top nominees for the Hollywood awards were Iran hostage drama Argo and Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained with five nods each.
The best drama nominees were rounded out by thriller Zero Dark Thirty about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, and shipwreck tale Life of Pi.
The Golden Globe Awards, which will be given out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association on 13 January, are among the most widely-watched honours programmes leading up to the Oscars in February.
British singer Adele has been nominated for best original song for her title track from the Bond film Skyfall.
Following is a list of key film nominees. Winners will be announced on Jan. 13 in Beverly Hills.
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty
Best Comedy or Musical
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Salmon Fishing in Yemen
Silver Linings Playbook
Best Actor, Drama
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Richard Gere, Arbitrage
John Hawkes, The Sessions
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Denzel Washington, Flight
Best Actress, Drama
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone
Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea
Best Actor, Comedy or Musical
Jack Black, Bernie
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Ewan McGregor, Salmon Fishing in Yemen
Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson
Best Actress, Comedy or Musical
Emily Blunt, Salmon Fishing in Yemen
Judi Dench, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Maggie Smith, Quartet
Meryl Streep, Hope Springs