'Lincoln' leads Golden Globe movie nominations
Updated: 2012-12-14 11:25
Megan Fox announces nominations for the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California December 13, 2012. The awards will be presented on January 13, 2013. [Photo/Agencies]
'LINCOLN' SEEN AS OSCAR FRONTRUNNER
"Lincoln" is already regarded as an Oscar frontrunner after picking up multiple accolades from US critics' groups and the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).
Producer Kathleen Kennedy said the film's portrayal of Lincoln's battles in Congress to get slavery abolished had struck a chord with Americans at a time of political gridlock in Washington.
Tarantino's violent and sometimes comic "Django Unchained," starring Jamie Foxx, has fared less well - until now.
"This was a huge boost. 'Django Unchained' was very much SAG snubbed. But now they are really back in the game," Thelma Adams, contributing editor at Yahoo! Movies, told Reuters.
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"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," Tarantino said in a statement.
Unlike the Academy Awards, the HFPA has separate categories for film dramas and comedies.
"Les Miserables," the movie version of the worldwide hit stage musical, earned four Golden Globe nominations in the comedy/musical category, as did "Silver Linings Playbook," about an unlikely romance between a man suffering from bipolar disorder and a young widow.
The stars of both films - Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway for "Les Miserables," and Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper for "Silver Linings Playbook," - will be among those competing for acting awards.