Denzel, Cheadle, ‘Django’ Among 2013 Golden Globe Nominees

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  • Denzel Washington’s performance in “Flight,” Don Cheadle of Showtime’s “House of Lies” and the upcoming Jamie Foxx film “Django Unchained” were among the nominees announced this morning for the Golden Globe Awards, handed out annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press.

    The Civil War epic “Lincoln” leads the nominees with seven, among them best drama, best director for Spielberg and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones.

    “Django Unchained” has five nominations to tie for second-place with the Iran hostage-crisis thriller “Argo.” Each are nominated for best drama, along with the shipwreck story “Life of Pi” and the Osama bin Laden manhunt thriller “Zero Dark Thirty.”  “Django” co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz were nominated for supporting actor, and Quentin Tarantino received a directing and screenwriting nod, but no nomination for lead Foxx.

    “Flight” star Washington will compete for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama with Daniel Day-Lewis (“Lincoln”), Richard Gere (“Arbitrage”), John Hawkes (“The Sessions”) and Joaquin Phoenix (“The Master”).

    Nicole Kidman was nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for her role in the Lee Daniels film “The Paperboy.”

    HBO’s “Game Change” tops the television nominees, while Cheadle will compete in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series, Comedy for his role in “House of Lies.”  Also in the category, Alec Baldwin for “30 Rock,” Matt LeBlanc for “Episodes,” Louie C.K. for “Louie” and Jim Parsons for “Big Bang Theory.”

    Jessica Alba, Megan Fox and Ed Helms were on hand with the The Hollywood Foreign Press Association at the Beverly Hilton this morning to name nominees in the 25 categories in film and television.

    Winners will be announced at the Jan. 13 ceremony, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

    Below, the complete list of nominees:

    Best Motion Picture, Comedy
    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
    Les Miserables
    Moonrise Kingdom
    Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
    Silver Linings Playbook

    Best Motion Picture, Drama
    Django Unchained
    Life of Pi
    Zero Dark Thirty

    Best Director, Motion Picture
    Ben Affleck, Argo
    Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
    Ang Lee, Life of Pi
    Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
    Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

    Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
    Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
    Richard Gere, Arbitrage
    John Hawkes, The Sessions
    Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
    Denzel Washington, Flight

    Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
    Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
    Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone
    Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
    Naomi Watts, The Impossible
    Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea

    Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
    Jack Black, Bernie
    Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
    High Jackman, Les Miserables
    Ewen McGregor, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
    Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson

    Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
    Emily Blunt, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
    Judy Dench, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
    Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
    Maggie Smith, Quartet
    Meryl Streep, Hope Springs

    Best Foreign Language Film
    Amour (Austria)
    A Royal Affair (Denmark)
    The Intouchables (France)
    Kon-Tiki (Norway/UK/Demark)
    Rust and Bone (France)

    Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
    Amy Adams, The Master
    Sally Field, Lincoln
    Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
    Helen Hunt, The Sessions
    Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy

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