'Lincoln' tops Golden Globe nominations

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LOS ANGELES — The Civil War epic “Lincoln” scored a record seven Golden Globe nominations for director Steven Spielberg, including best director and best picture, and best actor honors for Daniel Day-Lewis.

It was the most Golden Globe nominations one of his films has ever received, and also included best supporting actor and actress nods for Tommy Lee Jones and Sally Field, as well as best screenplay and score.

“Django Unchained” and “Argo” followed with five nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. this morning. Quentin Tarantino’s slavery Western “Django Unchained,” which opens Christmas Day, earned nods for best director, best picture and two supporting actor nominations for Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz. Among the nominations for Ben Affleck’s political thriller “Argo” were nominations for best director, best picture, and best supporting actor for Alan Arkin.

Swimming upstream with three nominations was one of the biggest surprises of the award season: “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.” The quirky romantic comedy was nominated for best comedy or musical picture, and also earned best actor and actress nominations for stars Emily Blunt and Ewan McGregor.

On the TV side of the nominations, HBO’s drama “Game Change” — chronicling Sarah Palin’s 2008 vice presidential run — earned the most nominations with five, including a best actress nod for Julianne Moore. “Homeland” followed with four nominations and “Downton Abbey,” “Modern Family” and the TV movie “The Girl” picked up three apiece.

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