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Steven Spielberg's presidential drama set for landslide Oscars victory, with Argo and Django Unchained not far behind

The phoney war is over: after early jockeying for position that saw Zero Dark Thirty, Les Misérables and Silver Linings Playbook positioned as viable Oscar contenders after a driblet of awards from film critics associations and the like, Steven Spielberg's heavyweight historical epic Lincoln emerged as the clear leader in the awards race after scoring seven nominations for the Golden Globes.

Lincoln, which stars Daniel Day-Lewis as the 16th president of the Us, saw nominations for best drama, best actor in a drama for Day-Lewis, best supporting actor for Tommy Lee Jones, best supporting actress for Sally Field and best director for Spielberg, as well as nods for best script and best score. It represents something of a vindication for Spielberg whose last high-minded awards contender, the first-world-war drama War Horse, »

- Andrew Pulver

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