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

Argo

Django Unchained

Life of Pi

Lincoln

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

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Alan Arkin, Argo

Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained

Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Best TV Series, Comedy

Big Bang Theory

Episodes

Girls

Modern Family

Smash

Best TV Series, Drama

Breaking Bad

Boardwalk Empire

Downton Abbey

Homeland

The Newsroom

Best Performance by an actress in a TV series, Drama

Connie Britton, Nashville

Glenn Close, Damages

Claire Danes, Homeland

Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series, Drama

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Damian Lewis, Homeland

Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Comedy

Zooey Deschanel, New Girl

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Lena Dunham, Girls

Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series, Comedy

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Louie C.K., Louie

Jim Parsons, Big Bang Theory

Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie

Kevin Costner, Hatfields and McCoys

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock

Woody Harrleson, Game Change

Toby Jones, The Girl

Clive Owen, Hemingway and Gellhorn

Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie

Nicole Kidman, Hemingway and Gellhorn

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story

Sienna Miller, The Girl

Julianne Moore, Game Change

Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie

Hayden Panettiere, Nashville

Archie Punjabi, The Good Wife

Sarah Paulson, Game Change

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie

Max Greenfield, New Girl

Ed Harris, Game Change

Danny Huston, Magic City

Mandy Patinkin, Homeland

Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Best TV Movie or Miniseries

Game Change

The Girl

Hatfields and McCoys

The Hour

Political Animals

Best Animated Film

Brave

Frankenweenie

Hotel Transylvania

Rise of the Guardians

Wreck it Ralph

Best Screenplay for a Motion Picture

Zero Dark Thirty (Mark Boal)

Lincoln (Tony Kushner)

Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell)

Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino)

Argo (Chris Terrio)

Best Score for a Motion Picture

Life of Pi (Mychael Danna)

Argo (Alexandre Desplat)

Anna Karenina (Dario Marianelli)

Cloud Atlas (Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil)

Lincoln (John Williams)

Best Original Song, Motion Picture

“For You” – Act of Valor

“Not Running Anymore” – Stand Up Guys

“Safe & Sound” – The Hunger Games

“Skyfall” – Skyfall

“Suddenly” – Les Miserables

(Photo Credit: AP)

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