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This year's Golden Globes nominations have been announced, bringing good news to Hollywood on Thursday.
Among the top nominees are A-list actors Nicole Kidman and Leonardo DiCaprio as well as "Argo" director Ben Affleck.
Affleck's directing skills on the film "Argo" will go up against seasoned directors such as Steven Spielberg, who was nominated for his Civil War epic "Lincoln."
Also in the same category, Ang Lee was nominated for his work on "Life of Pi," while Kathryn Bigelow was named for "Zero Dark Thirty" and Quentin Tarantino for "Django Unchained."
"Lincoln" led with a total of seven, including best drama, as well as acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, and Tommy Lee Jones.
Tied with five nominations each, "Argo" and "Django Unchained" are 2013's second-most nominated films.
"It's very gratifying to get this many nominations from the HFPA for a film I worked so hard on and am so passionate about," said Tarantino in a statement Thursday. "I look forward to having fun at the Golden Globes with my cast mates and fellow nominees."
Furthermore, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association also announced nominations for the best film of the year such as "Les Miserables," "Moonrise Kingdom," and "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen."
"Silver Linings Playbook" was also nominated for Best Motion Picture and also earned the film's stars, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, each a nod for Best Performance. "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" was also nominated in the category.
In television, favorite comedy series "The Big Bang Theory," "Episodes," "Girls," "Modern Family," and "Smash" were all nominated for a Golden Globe.
Dramatic television nominees including HBO favorites "Boardwalk Empire" and "The Newsroom," while also recognizing "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey" and "Homeland."
This year's awards will see Amy Poehler and Tina Fey serve as hosts.
"The unparalleled comedic timing of Tina and Amy will surely have viewers wanting to tune in to see them in action," said HFPA president Aida Takla-O'Reilly in a statement earlier this year. "The HFPA is thrilled to have the magnetic duo be a part of the show's 70th anniversary."
The 70th Golden Globes will honor the best in television and film, as determined by the HFPA. The awards ceremony will take place on Jan. 13 and air on NBC.
For a full list of 2013's nominees, visit goldenglobes.org.