BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Hollywood's junior prom for film honors features quite a different cast than the senior prom at next month's Academy Awards.
Sunday night's Golden Globes are in a rare place this season, coming after the Oscar nominations, which were announced earlier than usual and threw out some shockers that have left the Globe show a little less relevant.
Key Globe contenders lined up largely as expected, with Steven Spielberg's Civil War saga "Lincoln" leading with seven nominations and two CIA thrillers - Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" and Ben Affleck's "Argo" - also doing well.
Yet while "Lincoln," ''Argo" and "Zero Dark Thirty" grabbed best-picture slots for the Oscars, Bigelow and Affleck were snubbed for directing honors after a season that had seen them in the running for almost every major award.
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