Lincoln leads BAFTA 2013 nominations
London: Lincoln, a biopic on US president Abraham Lincoln and his struggles during the Civil War, has bagged the maximum nominations across 10 categories for BAFTA 2013. Les Miserables and Life of Pi follow closely with nine nominations each.
Lincoln also made it to the top nominated movie for the Golden Globe awards this year, and is likely to be a strong contender at the Oscars too.
For BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts), the Steven Speilberg directed Lincoln, has been nominated for best film, adapted screenplay, original music, cinematography, production design, costume design and make-up and hair. Daniel Day-Lewis has been nominated for leading actor, Tommy Lee Jones for supporting actor and Sally Field for supporting actress.
Les Miserables, directed by Tom Hooper, and Ang Lee directed Life of Pi have got nine nominations each.
Skyfall has eight nominations, Argo has seven nominations and Anna Karenina has six, while Django Unchained and Zero Dark Thirty have five nominations each.
The Master and Amour have four nods each. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Silver Linings Playbook have each been nominated three times, and Hitchcock, Rust and Bone, The Imposter and McCullin have two nominations each.
Along with Lincoln, movies like Les Miserables, Life Of Pi, Argo and Zero Dark Thirty are competing in the best film category.
Those vying for the best actor title include Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables), Ben Affleck (Argo), Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook), Joaquin Phoenix (The Master) and Day-Lewis for Lincoln".
For the best actress honour, Emmanuelle Riva ("Amour"), Helen Mirren (Hitchcock), Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings PlaybookZero Dark Thirty) and Marion Cottilard (Rust and Bone) are in competition.
The nominees in the best director category are Michael Haneke (Amour), Ben Affleck (Argo), Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained), Ang Lee (Life Of Pi) and Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty).
The nominees for the Rising Star Award, announced earlier this week, are Elizabeth Olsen, Andrea Riseborough, Suraj Sharma, Juno Temple and Alicia Vikander. This audience award is voted for by the British public and presented to an actor or actress who has demonstrated exceptional talent and promise.
The British Academy Film Awards will be held Feb 10 at London's Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.