10 January 2013 4:58 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Lincoln biopic leads the way with 12 nominations as Us films reassert their Academy Award dominance

After last year's domination by The Artist, and the triumph for The King's Speech in 2011, Us cinema reasserted itself with a vengeance in the 2013 Oscar race, as the nominations for this year's Academy awards were announced.

The Steven Spielberg-directed biopic Lincoln led the nominations count, with 12, including nods for best picture, best director, and best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, while the 20th Century Fox-produced Life of Pi ran second with 11, and the David O Russell romcom Silver Linings Playbook upset the formbook by scoring a surprise eight.

British hopes, largely invested in Les Misérables, received solid if not spectacular encouragement, as the Tom Hooper-directed musical received eight nominations, including best picture and best actor for Hugh Jackman.

The much-talked-up surge for the record-breaking James Bond film Skyfall failed to materialise, as no major »

- Andrew Pulver

Report a problem



Similar News Items

Steven Spielberg
Hugh Jackman
Emma Stone (III)


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners