Steven Spielberg's popular movie Lincoln, a portrait of the president who steered the United States through its civil war in the 19th century, and the Iranian hostage crisis drama Argo were favorites at Sunday's Golden Globes Awards in Hollywood.
Lincoln was nominated for seven awards, including Best Motion Picture, Best Actor for Daniel Day Lewis, and Best Director for Spielberg.
Argo had five nominations, also including Best Picture and Best Director for Ben Affleck.
Early winners included Jennifer Lawrence as best actress in a comedy or musical for Silver Linings Playbook, Anne Hathaway as best supporting actress for Les Miserables, and Christopher Waltz as best supporting actor for Django Unchained. The Austrian film Amour took the best foreign film award.
The Golden Globes are voted on by about 90 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
It is frequently regarded as a harbinger of the Academy Awards, which will be handed out next month.