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Steven Spielberg's 2012 film 'Lincoln' has been nominated for seven Golden Globes, including Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for Daniel Day-Lewis, who plays U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for Sally Field, who plays his wife and Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for Tommy Lee Jones, who plays Rep. Thaddeus Stevens.
'Seven has never been a more lucky number than it is for me today,' Spielberg, an Oscar winner, said in a statement. 'I was delighted to hear that the HFPA has chosen to recognize Daniel, Sally, Tommy, Tony Kushner, John Williams, Kathy Kennedy and me so generously. Bringing 'Lincoln' to the screen has been the opportunity of a lifetime and a distinct privilege.'
'The story is quintessentially American, but we hope it's a movie that can speak to audiences worldwide,' he said. 'After all, Lincoln ended his most famous speech, as you hear at the end of our film, looking beyond national boundaries to justice and peace for all nations. That's one reason why it's especially meaningful for me that the Hollywood Foreign Press has honored us with these nominations.'
Day-Lewis, also an Oscar winner, added: 'I'm very grateful to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for so generously acknowledging us in a year of such powerful films and performances.'
(Pictured: Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis talk to OTRC.com at the premiere of 'Lincoln' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre during AFI Fest in Hollywood on Nov. 8, 2012.)