A study of the quest to capture the world’s most-wanted man, Osama bin Laden, two very different films about slavery in America, and a thriller about the rescuing of American hostages in Iran, were among the top Golden Globe nominations list released Thursday morning.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., which is comprised of journalists from around the globe, place their focus on events in the U.S. with their nominations for best ‘dramatic’ films of 2012.
Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty, a film that chronicles the decade-long search to find the mastermind behind Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, received four Golden Globe nominations for Jessica Chastain, for best actress, best film, director and screenplay. It debuts on December 19.
“Lincoln,” the Civil War epic, revolved around the U.S. president’s efforts to put an end to slavery and the war, scored a record number of seven Golden Globe nominations for its director, Steven Spielberg. These included best actor honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, best supporting actress for Sally Field and actor Tommy Lee Jones, best picture, and best screen play and score. In 1993, Spielberg’s “Schindler’s List” earned six nominations.
A spaghetti Western set to open on Christmas Day titled “Diango Unchained,” is a film about a slave turned bounty hunter. It has scored five nominations, which include best screenplay for a filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, best director and best picture, and two supporting actor nominations for Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio.
“Argo, Ben Affleck’s political thriller about the operation to save American hostages in Iran in 1980, additionally received five Golden Globe nominations, including best supporting actor for Alan Arkin, best screenplay, score, picture and director.