BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Steven Spielberg's Civil War epic “Lincoln” led the Golden Globes on Thursday 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 with five nominations each, including best drama are Ben Affleck's Iran hostage-crisis thriller “Argo” and Quentin Tarantino's slave-turned-bounty-hunter tale “Django Unchained.”  

Other best-drama nominees put forward by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association are Ang Lee's shipwreck story “Life of Pi” and Kathryn Bigelow's 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.”  

Globe attention can give contenders a boost for Hollywood's top honors, the Academy Awards, whose nominations come out Jan. 10, three days before the Globe ceremony.  

The nominees are:

BEST MOTION PICTURE —DRAMA

“Argo”
“Django Unchained”
“Life of Pi”
“Lincoln”
“Zero Dark Thirty”
 
BEST MOTION PICTURE — MUSICAL OR COMEDY

“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” (2011)
“Les Misérables”
“Moonrise Kingdom”
“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” (2011)
“Silver Linings Playbook”
 
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE — DRAMA

Daniel Day-Lewis for “Lincoln”
Richard Gere for “Arbitrage”
John Hawkes for “The Sessions”
Joaquin Phoenix for “The Master”
Denzel Washington for “Flight”
 
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE — DRAMA

Jessica Chastain for “Zero Dark Thirty”
Marion Cotillard for “Rust and Bone”
Helen Mirren for “Hitchcock”
Naomi Watts for “The Impossible”
Rachel Weisz for “The Deep Blue Sea” (2011)
 
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE — MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Jack Black for “Bernie” (2011)
Bradley Cooper for Silver “Linings Playbook”
Hugh Jackman for “Les Misérables”
Ewan McGregor for “Salmon” Fishing in the Yemen” (2011)
Bill Murray for “Hyde Park on Hudson”
 
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE — MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Emily Blunt for “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” (2011)
Judi Dench for “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” (2011)
Jennifer Lawrence for “Silver Linings Playbook”
Maggie Smith for “Quartet”
Meryl Streep for “Hope Springs”
 
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

Alan Arkin for “Argo”
Leonardo DiCaprio for “Django Unchained”
Philip Seymour Hoffman for “The Master”
Tommy Lee Jones for “Lincoln”
Christoph Waltz for “Django Unchained”
 
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

Amy Adams for “The Master”
Sally Field for “Lincoln”
Anne Hathaway for “Les Misérables”
Helen Hunt for “The Sessions”
Nicole Kidman for “The Paperboy”
 
BEST DIRECTOR — MOTION PICTURE

Ben Affleck for “Argo”
Kathryn Bigelow for “Zero Dark Thirty”
Ang Lee for “Life of Pi”
Steven Spielberg for “Lincoln”
Quentin Tarantino for “Django Unchained”
 
BEST SCREENPLAY —MOTION PICTURE

“Amour” Michael Haneke
“Django Unchained” Quentin Tarantino
“Lincoln” Tony Kushner
“Silver Linings Playbook” David O. Russell
“Zero Dark Thirty” Mark Boal
 
BEST ORIGINAL SONG — MOTION PICTURE

“Act of Valor” Monty Powell, Keith Urban (“For You”)
“The Hunger Games” Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams, T-Bone Burnett (“Safe and Sound”)
“Les Misérables” Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer (“Suddenly”)
“Skyfall” Adele, Paul Epworth (“Skyfall”)
“Stand Up Guys” Jon Bon Jovi (“Not Running Anymore”)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE — MOTION PICTURE

“Anna Karenina” Dario Marianelli
“Argo” Alexandre Desplat
“Cloud Atlas” Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek
“Life of Pi” Mychael Danna
“Lincoln” John Williams
 
BEST ANIMATED FILM

“Brave”
“Frankenweenie”
“Hotel Transylvania”
“Rise of the Guardians”
“Wreck-It Ralph”
 
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

“Amour”
“Kon-Tiki”
“The Intouchables” (2011)
“A Royal Affair”
“Rust and Bone”
 
BEST TELEVISION SERIES — DRAMA

“Boardwalk Empire” (2010)
“Breaking Bad” (2008)
“Downton Abbey” (2010)
“Homeland” (2011)
“The Newsroom”
 
BEST TELEVISION SERIES — MUSICAL OR COMEDY

“The Big Bang Theory” (2007)
“Episodes” (2011)
“Girls”
“Modern Family” (2009)
“Smash”

BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Game Change (TV)
The Girl (TV)
“Hatfields & McCoys”
“The Hour” (2011)
“Political Animals”
 
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA

Steve Buscemi for “Boardwalk Empire” (2010)
Bryan Cranston for “Breaking Bad” (2008)
Jeff Daniels for “The Newsroom”
Jon Hamm for “Mad Men” (2007)
Damian Lewis for “Homeland” (2011)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES — DRAMA

Connie Britton for “Nashville”
Glenn Close for “Damages” (2007)
Claire Danes for “Homeland” (2011)
Michelle Dockery for “Downton Abbey” (2010)
Julianna Margulies for “The Good Wife” (2009)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES — MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Alec Baldwin for “30 Rock” (2006)
Don Cheadle for “House of Lies”
Louis C.K. for “Louie” (2010)
Matt LeBlanc for “Episodes” (2011)
Jim Parsons for “The Big Bang Theory” (2007)
 
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES — MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Zooey Deschanel for “New Girl” (2011)
Lena Dunham for “Girls”
Tina Fey for “30 Rock” (2006)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus for “Veep”
Amy Poehler for “Parks and Recreation” (2009)
 
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Kevin Costner for “Hatfields & McCoys”
Benedict Cumberbatch for “Sherlock” (2010)
Woody Harrelson for Game Change (TV)
Toby Jones for The Girl (TV)
Clive Owen for Hemingway & Gellhorn (TV)
 
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Nicole Kidman for Hemingway & Gellhorn (TV)
Jessica Lange for “American Horror Story: Asylum” (2011)
Sienna Miller for The Girl (TV)
Julianne Moore for Game Change (TV)
Sigourney Weaver for “Political Animals”
 
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Max Greenfield for “New Girl” (2011)
Ed Harris for Game Change (TV)
Danny Huston for “Magic City”
Mandy Patinkin for “Homeland” (2011)
Eric Stonestreet for “Modern Family” (2009)
 
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Hayden Panettiere for “Nashville”
Archie Panjabi for “The Good Wife” (2009)
Sarah Paulson for “American Horror Story: Asylum” (2011)
Maggie Smith for “Downton Abbey” (2010)
Sofía Vergara for “Modern Family” (2009)