- Associated Press - Thursday, December 13, 2012

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF. (AP) - Steven Spielberg is bringing new glory to Abraham Lincoln.

The Civil War epic “Lincoln” leads the Golden Globes with seven nominations, among them best drama, best director for Spielberg and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones.

Tied for second-place Wednesday with five nominations, including best drama are the Iran hostage-crisis thriller “Argo” and the slave-turned-bounty-hunter tale “Django Unchained.”

Other best-drama nominees are the shipwreck story “Life of Pi” and the 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.

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A familiar lineup of Hollywood awards contenders are expected among Golden Globe nominations, whose prospects include past Oscar winners Daniel Day-Lewis, Helen Mirren, Robert De Niro and Sally Field.

Nominations come out Thursday morning for the 70th Globes ceremony, Hollywood’s second-biggest film honors after the Academy Awards.

Among potential contenders are two-time Oscar winners Day-Lewis and Field for Steven Spielberg’s Civil War saga “Lincoln,” whose Globe possibilities also include past Oscar recipient Tommy Lee Jones.

Two-time Oscar winner De Niro is in the running for the lost-soul romance “Silver Linings Playbook,” along with the film’s lead performers, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.

The field of contenders is loaded with other Oscar recipients such as Mirren and Anthony Hopkins for “Hitchcock,” Philip Seymour Hoffman for “The Master,” Helen Hunt for “The Sessions,” Marion Cotillard for “Rust and Bone,” Russell Crowe for “Les Miserables” and Alan Arkin for “Argo.”

One of the year’s big action hits, the James Bond adventure “Skyfall,” could bring the latest Globe nomination for past Oscar winner Javier Bardem, who elevates his super-villain role into one of the year’s most entertaining performances.

Presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a relatively small group of about 90 reporters covering Hollywood for overseas outlets, the Globes sometimes single out newcomers to Hollywood’s awards scene. Hilary Swank’s Globe win for 1999’s “Boys Don’t Cry” helped put her on the map on the way to winning her first Oscar.

The possibilities this time include veteran French performers Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant, who star as an elderly couple in “Amour,” and first-time actors Quvenzhane Wallis and Dwight Henry for the low-budget critical darling “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”

Globe acting winners often go on to receive the same prizes at the Oscars. All four Oscar winners last season _ lead performers Meryl Streep of “The Iron Lady” and Jean Dujardin of “The Artist” and supporting players Octavia Spencer of “The Help” and Christopher Plummer of “Beginners” _ won Globes first.

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