31 December 2012 8:00 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

You’ve seen their lists of best and worst movies of the year — now take a look at EW critics Owen Gleiberman and Lisa Schwarzbaum’s picks for best and worst scenes of the year.

Best scene — Owen’s pick

A president strategizes in Lincoln

At a cabinet meeting, Abraham Lincoln makes a startling ­confession: He has no idea if his Emancipation Proclamation is even legal. He just…did it. In fact, he’s been winging the legality of his actions through most of the Civil War. But then he floats a head-spinning case for why his push against slavery »


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