Lincoln leads BAFTA nominations

Lincoln leads the way at at this year’s BAFTAs with nominations in 10 categories, including Best Film and Best Leading Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis’ portrayal of the pioneering late US President.


Lincoln leads the way at this year’s BAFTAs with 10 nominations.

Steven Spielberg’s biopic about the late US President Abraham Lincoln received the staggering amount of nods when the 2013 awards nominees were unveiled by Starter For Ten actress Alice Eve and Warhorse star Jeremy Irvine at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Piccadilly headquarters in London this morning (January 9).

Among its many nods, Lincoln is up for the prestigious Best Film title, while Daniel Day-Lewis is in the running for the Leading Actor prize for his portrayal of the president who abolished slavery and led the country through the American Civil War.

His co-stars Tommy Lee Jones and Sally Field are in the running for the Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress gongs, respectively.

Daniel receives competition in the Leading Actor category from Ben Affleck in Argo, Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook, Hugh Jackman in Les Miserables, and Joaquin Pheonix in The Master.

Dame Helen Mirren is up for the Leading Actress award for her performance in Hitchcock, and is being hotly tipped to beat her rivals Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty, Marion Cotillard in Rust and Bone, Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook, and Emmanuel Riva for her role in Amour.

Les Miserables and Ang Lee’s visually stunning Life of Pi are also in the running for the Best Film gong—along with Argo and Zero Dark Thirty—and are just behind Lincoln having received nine nominations each.

The latest James Bond film Skyfall follows with eight nominations, including Best Supporting Actor for Javier Bardem for his portrayal of villain Raoul Silva and Best British Film.

The ceremony is to be held on February 10 at London’s Royal Opera House and will be hosted by Stephen Fry and will be broadcast on BBC One.

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Full list of BAFTA nominations:

Best Film
Argo
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Zero Dark Thirty

Outstanding British Film
Anna Karenina
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Miserables
Seven Psychopaths
Skyfall

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
Bart Layton (director), Dimitri Doganis (producer) - The Imposter
David Morris (director), Jacqui Morris (director/producer) - McCullin
Dexter Fletcher (director/writer), Danny King (writer) - Wild Bill
James Bobin (director) - The Muppets
Tina Gharavi (director/writer) - I Am Nasrine

Film Not in the English Language
Amour
Headhunters
The Hunt
Rust and Bone
Untouchable

Documentary
The Imposter
Marley
McCullin
Searching for Sugarman
West of Memphis

Animated Film
Brave
Frankenweenie
Paranorman

Director
Michael Haneke - Amour
Ben Affleck - Argo
Quentin Tarantino - Django Unchained
Ang Lee - Life of Pi
Kathryn Bigelow - Zero Dark Thirty

Original Screenplay
Amour
Django Unchained
The Master
Moonrise Kingdom
Zero Dark Thirty

Adapted Screenplay
Argo
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook

Leading Actor
Ben Affleck - Argo
Bradley Cooper - Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day Lewis - Lincoln
Hugh Jackman - Les Miserables
Joaquin Phoenix - The Master

Leading Actress
Jessica Chastain - Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard - Rust and Bone
Jennifer Lawrence - Silver Linings Playbook
Helen Mirren - Hitchcock
Emmanuel Riva - Amour

Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin - Argo
Javier Bardem - Skyfall
Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Master
Tommy Lee Jones - Lincoln
Christoph Waltz - Django Unchained

Supporting Actress
Amy Adams - The Master
Judi Dench - Skyfall
Sally Field - Lincoln
Anne Hathaway - Les Miserables
Helen Hunt - The Sessions

Original Music
Anna Karenina
Argo
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Skyfall

Cinematography
Anna Karenina
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Skyfall

Editing
Argo
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Skyfall
Zero Dark Thirty

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Production Design
Anna Karenina
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Skyfall

Costume Design
Anna Karenina
Great Expectations
Les Miserables
Lincoln
Snow White and the Huntsman

Make Up & Hair
Anna Karenina
Hitchcock
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Miserables
Lincol


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