Oscar Snubs Leave Globes With Also-Ran Nominees

7:06 PM, Jan 13, 2013   |    comments
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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.