This undated publicity photo provided by DreamWorks and Twentieth Century Fox shows Daniel Day-Lewis as President Abraham Lincoln looking across a battlefield in the aftermath of a terrible siege in this scene from director Steven Spielberg's drama "Lincoln." A familiar lineup of Hollywood awards contenders are expected among Golden Globe nominations coming out Thursday morning, Dec. 13, 2012, whose prospects include past Oscar winners Daniel Day-Lewis, Helen Mirren, Robert De Niro and Sally Field. Other Oscar recipients may be nominated, such as Mirren and Anthony Hopkins for “Hitchcock,” Philip Seymour Hoffman for “The Master,” Helen Hunt for “The Sessions,” Marion Cotillard for “Rust and Bone,” Russell Crowe for “Les Miserables” and Alan Arkin for “Argo.” (AP Photo/DreamWorks, Twentieth Century Fox, David James)

Los Angeles - U.S. Civil War-era drama “Lincoln” led the Golden Globe nominations on Thursday with seven nods overall including best drama and best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis.

Following the film among top nominees for the Hollywood awards were Iran hostage drama “Argo” and Quentin Tarantino's “Django Unchained” with five nods each.

The best drama nominees were rounded out by thriller “Zero Dark Thirty” about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, and shipwreck tale “Life of Pi.”

The Golden Globe Awards, which will be given out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association on January 13, are among the most widely-watched honors programs leading up to the Oscars in February. - Reuters