updated 12/13/2012 AT 12:00 PM ET
•originally published 12/13/2012 AT 9:15 AM ET
Time to start the party: Thursday morning brought good news to Tinseltown – with the announcement of the Golden Globe nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Among the major names topping the list – nominees were announced by Megan Fox, Ed Helms and Jessica Alba – are such favorites as Anne Hathaway and Sally Field (for their respective supporting roles in Les Misérables and Lincoln), Nicole Kidman (for HBO’s Hemingway and Gellhorn and the film The Paperboy), Leonardo DiCaprio (for his supporting role in Django Unchained) and Argo director Ben Affleck, who’ll compete in that category along with Kathryn Bigelow, for Zero Dark Thirty; Ang Lee, for Life of Pi; Steven Spielberg, for Lincoln; and Quentin Tarantino, for Django Unchained.
For best motion picture, comedy or musical, the nominees are:
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Silver Linings Playbook
For best motion picture, drama:
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty
Best performance by an actor, comedy or musical:
Jack Black in Bernie
Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook
Hugh Jackman in Les Misérables
Ewan McGregor in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Bill Murray in Hyde Park on Hudson
Best performance by an actor, drama:
Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
Richard Gere in Arbitrage
John Hawkes in The Sessions
Joaquin Phoenix in The Master
Denzel Washington in Flight
Best performance by an actress, comedy or musical:
Emily Blunt in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Judi Dench in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook
Maggie Smith in Quartet
Meryl Streep in Hope Springs
Best performance by an actress, drama:
Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard in Rust and Bone
Helen Mirren in Hitchcock
Naomi Watts in The Impossible
Rachel Weisz in The Deep Blue Sea
Best TV series, comedy or musical:
The Big Bang Theory
Best TV series, drama:
For a complete list of nominations, go to goldenglobes.org.
Several of the nominations mirrors the selections by the Screen Actors Guild, which were announced Wednesday. Next up in the 2013 awards season will be the announcement of the Oscar nominations, coming Tues., Jan. 15.
The 70th Golden Globe Awards will air live on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, on NBC at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) from the Beverly Hilton Hotel.