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The Hobbit snubbed by Golden Globes

Friday 14 Dec 2012 5:16 p.m.

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Steven Spielberg’s film about US president Abraham Lincoln has been nominated for the most awards at the 2013 Golden Globes.

The list of contenders was released today, but noticeably absent was the first of our very own Hobbit movies.

Lincoln stars Daniel Day-Lewis as the iconic president in his final months in office. While filming, Lewis asked people on set to only call him ‘Mr President’.

And it's paid off - he's been nominated for best actor in a drama .

The film is the frontrunner at the Golden Globes, nominated for seven including Tommy Lee Jones as best supporting actor and Steven Spielberg for best director.

That award back in 2004 went To Sir Peter Jackson for The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. But its prequel, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, has been ignored this year, leaving Middle-earthers to hope for Oscar recognition instead.

Like Lincoln, another film set during the American civil war is also leading the nominations. Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained has received five including best director.

The adaptation of the musical Les Miserables has also come out singing. Hugh Jackman has been nominated for best actor, an affirmation he found out the same day he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  

Critics who said Ang Lee's adaptation of the novel Life of Pi would be a disaster on the big screen have been proven wrong - the fantasy story is up for three awards.

And Republicans who failed to block the release of Zero Dark Thirty will be banging their head against a wall. The controversial film about the assassination of Osama Bin Laden and American military torture techniques in the Middle East has four nominations.

The awards will be given out in January at a ceremony in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles.

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