updated 12/13/2012 AT 12:00 PM ET
•originally published 12/13/2012 AT 9:15 AM ET
Time to start the party: Thursday morning brought good news to Tinseltown – with the announcement of the Golden Globe nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Among the major names topping the list – nominees were announced by Megan Fox, Ed Helms and Jessica Alba – are such favorites as Anne Hathaway and Sally Field (for their respective supporting roles in Les Misérables and Lincoln), Nicole Kidman (for HBO’s Hemingway and Gellhorn and the film The Paperboy), Leonardo DiCaprio (for his supporting role in Django Unchained) and Argo director Ben Affleck, who’ll compete in that category along with Kathryn Bigelow, for Zero Dark Thirty; Ang Lee, for Life of Pi; Steven Spielberg, for Lincoln; and Quentin Tarantino, for Django Unchained.
For best motion picture, comedy or musical, the nominees are:
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Silver Linings Playbook
For best motion picture, drama:
Life of Pi
Zero Dark Thirty