"Lincoln" led the 2013 Golden Globe nominations, picking up seven nods for its fascinating look at the final months of the revered 16th president's life.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominations Thursday morning, with the Steven Spielberg-helmed film leading the pack. Nominations for the film include Best Motion Picture (Drama category), Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, Best Supporting Actress for Sally Field and Best Director for Spielberg.
The Iran hostage thriller "Argo" and Quentin Tarantino's gritty "Django Unchained" followed with five nods each, including nominations for Best Motion Picture (Drama). "Life of Pi" and "Zero Dark Thirty" rounded out the category.
Less widely released films dominated the Best Comedy or Musical category, with "Les Miserables," "Moonrise Kingdom," "Silver Linings Playbook," "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" and "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" all snagging nominations.
Despite the expected crop of acting nods -- namely, Day-Lewis for "Lincoln" and Anne Hathaway for "Les Miserables," there were a few surprises in the bunch.
Meryl Streep, seemingly omnipresent at award shows, was nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy for "Hope Springs," with Nicole Kidman picking up a nod for Best Supporting Actress in "The Paperboy," which was widely panned.
As for TV, "Breaking Bad," "Boardwalk Empire," "Downton Abbey," "Homeland" and "The Newsroom" were all Best Drama nominees.
The entire list of nominees can be found here. The Golden Globes will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler live in Los Angeles on January 13.