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'Lincoln' leads BAFTA nominations, with Daniel Day Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones recognized


Actors James Spader, Gloria Reuben, Tommy Lee Jones, DreamWorks Co-Chairman/CEO Stacey Snider, actors Sally Field, Daniel Day-Lewis, director Steven Spielberg, producer Kathleen Kennedy, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and actor Jeremy Strong attend the special screening of Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' at the Ziegfeld Theatre on November 14, 2012 in New York City.


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"Lincoln," a civil war drama about Abraham Lincoln's battle to end slavery, starring Daniel Day Lewis, has won 10 BAFTA (British Film and Television Awards) nominations.

That's more nominations than any other film in the awards which some use as an indicator of Academy Award potential, according to Reuters.

Or, as the Associated Press puts it, the BAFTAs are the UK equivalent of the Oscars.

Recent films that won a BAFTA and went on to win an Oscar included "Slumdog Millionaire," "The King’s Speech" and "The Artist." 

While the director of "Lincoln," Steven Spielberg, missed out in the best director category, the nominations for Lincoln included best film, best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role and best supporting actor and actress for Tommy Lee Jones and Sally Field according to the BBC.

Ben Affleck is nominated both as director of “Argo” and as its leading actor.

After "Lincoln," the next-most-nominated films were "Les Miserables" and "Life of Pi," with nine each, followed by the latest James Bond installment, "Skyfall," with eight.

The Associated Press ran a full list of the nominees by category.

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