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Lincoln Leads Golden Globe Nominations

LincolnLincoln leads the Golden Globe 2013 nominations with seven nods. Steven Spielberg's biopic about former President Abraham Lincoln is up for a host of top prizes including Best Drama, Best Director, Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis and Best Screenplay.

Quentin Tarantino's western flick Django Unchained and political drama Argo follow close behind with five nominations each. Critically-acclaimed films Zero Dark Thirty, Les Miserables and Silver Linings Playbook each received four nods.

With three nominations are Life of Pi, dark cult drama The Master and heart-warming British comedy Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. The great Dames of British film, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Helen Mirren, all have acting nods for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Quartet and Hitchcock respectively.

Surprises include Nicole Kidman's Best Supporting Actress nomination for The Paperboy and John Hawkes and Helen Hunt being up for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress for their performances in The Sessions.

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Dustin Hoffman to Play Director

Dustin Hoffman is in the final stages of negotiations to helm Quartet, a movie about a retirement home for opera singers in the Home Counties of England.

According to the Daily Mail, Dame Maggie Smith, Albert Finney and Tom Courtenay are all set to star in the movie, which will begin filming later this year. Finola Dwyer (An Education) is expected to produce.

Quartet is based on a 1999 theater comedy of the same name and was written by Ronald Harwood, who has previously worked on Australia, The Pianist and Being Julia.

Despite his illustrious film career, this will be Hoffman’s first directorial project. His last non-animated feature was 2008’s with Emma Thompson. He’ll appear later this year in the Meet the Fockers sequel.