The historically based film “Lincoln” is leading the way for British Academy Film Awards with 10 nominations; however Steven Spielberg has received none. The epic musical “Les Miserables” and “Life of Pi” each received nine award nominations.
James Bond received eight nominations, rare for an action film, and Argo racked up seven nominations on Wednesday. “Lincoln” is also poised to receive the nod from the Academy Award nominations when they are released later this week. The critically acclaimed film focuses on the last few months of Lincoln’s life as he struggled to end the Civil War and slavery.
Britain’s Daniel Day Lewis is nominated for the award for leading actor for his uncanny portrayal of President Lincoln. Sally Field who plays Marry Todd also received a nomination as did Tommy Lee Jones who portrays firebrand Thaddeus Stevens.
Steven Spielberg did not receive a nomination for best director even though his movie, “Lincoln” was nominated for best film.
Additional information provided by the Huffington Post.