Lincoln, Argo, Life of Pi Major Contenders at Golden Globes

Posted January 13th, 2013 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Steven Speilberg's popular movie Lincoln, that portrays the 16th U.S. president, and the Iranian hostage crisis drama Argo are favorites at Sunday's Golden Globes Awards in Hollywood.

Lincoln enters the awards with seven nominations, including Best Motion Picture, Best Actor for Daniel Day Lewis, and Best Director for Spielberg.

Argo has five nominations, also including Best Picture and Best Director for Ben Affleck.

Other major contenders Sunday night include The Life of Pi, the acclaimed film version of the critically-lauded novel; the global favorite Les Miserables, a contender for Best Musical; and such familiar veteran performers as Maggie Smith, Bill Murray, Helen Mirren, and Sally Field.

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.