The nominees for the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced by Hollywood actresses Jessica Alba and Megan Fox, with Ed Helms and Dr Aida Takla-O'Reilly, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles.

Daniel Day-Lewis' Lincoln continues to earn rave reviews and please critics, with the historical drama nominated for Best Motion Picture, Best Supporting Actress (Sally Field) and Best Director (Steven Spielberg). Day-Lewis picked up a nomination for Best Actor as well. Quentin Tarantino's Western shooter, Django Unchained, and Ben Affleck's Argo were also among the frontrunners, picking up five mentions each. Meanwhile, on the television front, the thriller Homeland continues to impress, being nominated for four awards including Best TV Series and Best Actor (Damian Lewis) and Best Actress (Claire Danes).

As for the red carpet tales, Alba looked pretty in pink, in a Christian Dior creation paired with Christian Louboutin shoes. Transformers star Fox opted for a floral print Giambattista Valli dress. The hosts for th awards, scheduled for 13 January at the Beverly Hilton, will be Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

List of Nominees for 2013 Golden Globe Awards (Major Categories)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

  • Daniel Day Lewis (for Lincoln)
  • Richard Gere (for Arbitrage)
  • John Hawkes (for The Sessions)
  • Joaquin Phoenix (for The Master)
  • Denzel Washington (for Flight)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

  • Jessica Chastain (for Zero Dark Thirty)
  • Marion Cotillard (for Rust and Bone)
  • Helen Mirren (for Hitchcock)
  • Naomi Watts (for The Impossible)
  • Rachel Weisz (for The Deep Blue Sea)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

  • Jack Black (for Bernie)
  • Bradley Cooper (for Silver Linings Playbook)
  • Hugh Jackman (for Les Miserables)
  • Ewan McGregor (for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen)
  • Bill Murray (for Hyde Park on Hudson)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

  • Emily Blunt (for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen)
  • Judi Dench (for Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)
  • Jennifer Lawrence (for Silver Linings Playbook)
  • Maggie Smith (for Quartet)
  • Meryl Streep (for Hope Springs)

Best Motion Picture - Drama

  • Argo
  • Django Unchained
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Zero Dark Thirty

Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Les Miserables
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  • Silver Linings Playbook

Best Director - Motion Picture

  • Ben Affleck (for Argo)
  • Kathryn Bigelow (for Zero Dark Thirty)
  • Ang Lee (for Life of Pi)
  • Steven Spielberg (for Lincoln)
  • Quentin Tarantino (for Django Unchained)

Best Actor in a Drama TV Series

  • Steve Buscemi (for Boardwalk Empire)
  • Bryan Cranston (for Breaking Bad)
  • Jeff Daniels (for The Newsroom)
  • Jon Hamm (for Mad Men)
  • Damian Lewis (for Homeland)

Best Actress in a Drama TV Series

  • Connie Britton (for Nashville)
  • Glenn Close (for Damages)
  • Claire Danes (for Homeland)
  • Michelle Dockery (for Downton Abbey)
  • Julianna Margulies (for The Good Wife)

Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical TV Series

  • Zooey Deschanel (for New Girl)
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (for Veep)
  • Lena Dunham (for Girls)
  • Tina Fey (for 30 Rock)
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)

Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical TV Series

  • Alec Baldwin (for 30 Rock)
  • Don Cheadle (for House of Lies)
  • Louis CK (for Louie)
  • Matt LeBlanc (for Episodes)
  • Jim Parsons (for The Big Bang Theory)

Best TV Series - Comedy

  • Big Bang Theory
  • Episodes
  • Girls
  • Modern Family
  • Smash

Best TV Series - Drama

  • Breaking Bad
  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Downton Abbey
  • Homeland
  • The Newsroom

For a full list of the 2013 Golden Globes nominations, head to the official Web site.

Meanwhile, check out Jessica Alba, Megan Fox, Ed Helms and Dr Aida Takla-O'Reilly announce nominations for the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills...

Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Takla-O'Reilly, Actress Fox, Actor Helms and Actress Alba pose for photographers in Beverly HillsReuters
Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Takla-O'Reilly, Actress Fox, Actor Helms and Actress Alba announce nominations in Beverly HillsReuters
Actor Helms, actresses Alba and Fox and Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Takla-O'Reilly pose for photographers at the announcement of nominations for the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly HillsReuters
Actress Alba poses for photographers at the announcement of nominations for the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly HillsReuters
Actresses Fox and Alba pose for photographers with actor Helms at the announcement of nominations for the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly HillsReuters