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Plot, Details & Awards

Lincoln

(2012)

Rated PG-13 for an intense scene of war violence, some images of carnage and brief strong language.

PG-13 In Theaters 11/9/2012 , 149min.
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Plot & Details

Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis in 'Lincoln,' a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13
  • Genre(s): Drama,Epic and Historical
  • Run Time: 149min.
  • Theatrical Release Date: 11/09/2012
  • DVD Release Date: 03/26/2013
  • Distributor(s): Touchstone Pictures, 20th Century Fox, DreamWorks Pictures, Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment, DreamWorks II Distribution Company
  • Director(s): Steven Spielberg
  • Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis , Sally Field , Tommy Lee Jones , David Strathairn , Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  • Themes: Political Unrest,Heads of State
  • Tone: Earnest,Stirring,Elegiac,Humorous,Literate
  • Keywords: President, political-advisor, slavery
  • Country of Origin: USA - Limited (11-09-2012),USA (11-16-2012)
  • Language: English

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing Andy Nelson Nominated
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Score John Williams Nominated
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing Ronald Judkins Nominated
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Director Steven Spielberg Nominated
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Costume Design Joanna Johnston Nominated
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Production Design Jim Erickson Won
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actress Sally Field Nominated
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Production Design Rick Carter Won
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actor Tommy Lee Jones Nominated
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture Nominated
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Adapted Screenplay Tony Kushner Nominated
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis Won
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing Gary Rydstrom Nominated
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Cinematography Janusz Kaminski Nominated
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Editing Michael Kahn Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Costume Design Joanna Johnston Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Makeup and Hair Kay Georgiou Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design Jim Erickson Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actress Sally Field Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Cinematography Janusz Kaminski Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Picture Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Makeup and Hair Lois Burwell Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Tony Kushner Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis Won
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actor Tommy Lee Jones Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design Rick Carter Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Music John Williams Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Drama Nominated
2012 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Daniel Day-Lewis Won
2012 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Supporting Actress Sally Field Nominated
2012 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Screenplay Tony Kushner Nominated
2012 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Director Steven Spielberg Nominated
2012 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Supporting Actor Tommy Lee Jones Nominated

American Cinema Editors Guild

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 American Cinema Editors Guild Best Edited Feature - Drama Michael Kahn Nominated

American Film Institute

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 American Film Institute Top Ten Film of the Year Won

American Society of Cinematographers

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 American Society of Cinematographers Best Cinematography Janusz Kaminski Nominated

Art Directors Guild

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Art Directors Guild Best Art Direction in a Period Film Rick Carter Nominated

Boston Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Boston Society of Film Critics Best Supporting Actress Sally Field Won
2012 Boston Society of Film Critics Best Screenplay Tony Kushner Won
2012 Boston Society of Film Critics Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis Won

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Costume Design Joanna Johnston Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Makeup and Hair Kay Georgiou Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design Jim Erickson Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actress Sally Field Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Cinematography Janusz Kaminski Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Picture Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Makeup and Hair Lois Burwell Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Adapted Screenplay Tony Kushner Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis Won
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actor Tommy Lee Jones Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Production Design Rick Carter Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Music John Williams Nominated

Detroit Film Critics Society

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Screenplay Tony Kushner Nominated
2012 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Ensemble Won
2012 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actress Sally Field Nominated
2012 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis Won
2012 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actor Tommy Lee Jones Nominated
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