Subscribe Register Login

Sunday, April 20, 2014, 12:48 a.m.
Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal

'Lincoln’ leads race for British Academy Awards

By JILL LAWLESS The Associated Press

This article was published January 9, 2013 at 9:02 a.m.

— Historical bio-pic Lincoln leads the race for the British Academy Film Awards, with 10 nominations including best picture and best actor — but nothing for director Steven Spielberg.

Epic musical Les Miserables and boy-meets-tiger saga Life of Pi received nine nominations each Wednesday for Britain’s equivalent of the Oscars.

James Bond adventure Skyfall got eight — rare awards recognition for an action movie — and Iran hostage thriller Argo took seven.

Lincoln focuses on the last months in the life of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, as he struggled to end the Civil War and pass a constitutional amendment banning slavery.

Britain’s Daniel Day-Lewis is nominated for leading actor for his uncanny embodiment of the iconic president, and there are supporting nominations for Sally Field as his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, and Tommy Lee Jones as abolitionist firebrand Thaddeus Stevens.

The best picture nominees are Lincoln, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Argo and Osama bin Laden thriller Zero Dark Thirty.

Les Miserables is also a contender in the separate category of best British film, alongside Anna Karenina, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Seven Psychopaths and Skyfall.

Comments on: 'Lincoln’ leads race for British Academy Awards

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Property manager

    35,000The North Little Rock Housing Authority is seeking app...
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Diesel mechanic

    mechanics w/Truck & Trailer Exp Needed! Competitive Pay DOE,...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Pipewelder/fitterlab

    pipe welder/fitterlaboreropenings Available-Industrial Refri...
    RUSSELLVILLE, AR

  • Sales director

    sales directorlargest e-commerce in the world coming to AR. ...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Phone book delivery

    Telephone Book DeliveryPT/FT, daily work, get paid in 72 hrs...
    CONWAY, AR

Search 912 jobs >

Top Picks - Arkansas Daily Deal
Arkansas Online