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Lincoln leads Golden Globes battle with seven nominations

But Argo and Django Unchained are also front-runners with five nods each

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.

Best Drama


Django Unchained

Life of Pi


Zero Dark Thirty

Best Comedy or Musical

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Les Miserables

Moonrise Kingdom

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