The eventual winner of the Golden Globe Award as Best Film Drama will certainly receive an Oscar nomination in their top category as well. The past few champs have been "The Descendants" (2011), "The Social Network" (2010), "Avatar" (2009), "Slumdog Millionaire" (2008), and "Atonement" (2007). However, notice that "Slumdog" was the only one of those five to win the Academy Award as Best Picture.
GLOBE FILM 2012 : Drama Picture
A thriller about the rescue of six US diplomats from Tehran, Iran, during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis. Ben Affleck directs and stars.
A film set in the Old South in which a freed slave sets out across the country to rescue his wife from a sadistic plantation owner. Stars Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, and Leonardo DiCaprio. Directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Life of Pi
A film about a man who survives the sinking of a freighter and finds himself on a lifeboat with various animals. Stars Suraj Sharma. Directed by Ang Lee.
A film about President Abraham Lincoln and his struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. Stars Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field. Directed by Steven Spielberg.
Zero Dark Thirt
A film about Seal Team Six and its hunt for terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden. Stars Kyle Chandler, Jessica Chastain, and Joel Edgerton. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow.