It's already that time of year, when the nominations for the Golden Globes — the biggest precursor to the Oscars —are announced, and the nominees for 2013 hold a few pleasant surprises.

While the honors were led by anticipated, high-profile flicks like Lincoln, which led the way with seven nominations, a few less conspicuous films were recognized, including Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom, starring Bill Murray, Bruce Willis, Tilda Swinton, Frances McDormand and Edward Norton; the little-known comedy-drama Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, with Emily Blunt and Ewan McGregor; John Madden's The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel with Judi Dench and Tom Wilkinson; and the sleeper hit, Silver Linings Playbook, which features The Hunger Games' Jennifer Lawrence and The Hangover's Bradley Cooper.

This is not to say that the Golden Globes nominees totally missed the big names. Tom Hooper's Les Miserables, Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, Ben Affleck's Argo and Ang Lee's Life of Pi all walked away with a number of honors — the latter three being recognized in the Best Motion Picture, Drama category along with Lincoln and Zero Dark Thirty, and the former being nominated for Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical.

In television, Mad Men will predictably duke it out with Breaking Bad and Homeland, with The Newsroom and Boardwalk Empire rounding out the category of Best Televison Series, Drama.


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The 2013 Golden Globes will air on January 13, 2013, live on NBC, with hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.

Check out a full list of Golden Globes 2013 nominees here:

Best Picture, Drama:
“Django Unchained”
“Life of Pi”
“Zero Dark Thirty”

Best Picture, Musical or Comedy:
“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
“Les Misérables”
“Moonrise Kindgom”
“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”
“Silver Linings Playbook”

Best Director:
Ben Affleck, “Argo”
Kathryn Bigelow, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Ang Lee, “Life of Pi”
Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln”
Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained”

Best Actress, Drama
Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Marian Cotillard, “Rust and Bone”
Helen Mirren, “Hitchcock”
Naomi Watts, “The Impossible”
Rachel Weisz, “The Deep Blue Sea”

Best Actor, Drama
Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”
Richard Gere, “Arbitrage”
John Hawkes, “The Sessions”
Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”
Denzel Washington, “Flight”

Best Actor, Musical or Comedy:
Jack Black, “Bernie”
Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Hugh Jackman, “Les Misérables ”
Ewan McGregor, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”
Bill Murray, “Hyde Park on Hudson”

Best Actress, Musical or Comedy
Emily Blunt, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”
Judi Dench, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”
Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Maggie Smith, “Quartet”
Meryl Streep, “Hope Springs”

Best Supporting Actress:
Amy Adams, “The Master”
Sally Field, “Lincoln”
Anne Hathaway, “Les Misérables”
Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”
Nicole Kidman, “The Paperboy”

Best Supporting Actor:
Alan Arkin, “Argo”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “Django Unchained”
Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”
Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”
Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”

Best Screenplay:
Mark Boal, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Tony Kushner, “Lincoln”
David O’Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Quentin Tarantino, “Django Unchained”
Chris Terrio, “Argo”

Best Foreign Language Film:
“A Royal Affair”
“The Intouchables”
“Rust and Bone”

Best Television Comedy or Musical:
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Modern Family”

Best Television Drama:
“Breaking Bad”
“Boardwalk Empire”
“Downton Abbey”
“The Newsroom”

Best Actress, Television Drama:
Connie Britton, “Nashville”
Glenn Close, “Damages”
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”

Best Actor, Television Drama
Best Actor, TV Drama Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Damian Lewis, “Homeland”

Best Miniseries or Television Movie:
“Game Change”
“The Girl”
“Hatfields & McCoys”
“The Hour”
“Political Animals”

Best Animated Feature:
“Rise of the Guardians”
“Hotel Transylvania”
“Wreck-It Ralph”

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