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Release Date: November 9th, 2012

DVD Release Date: March 26th, 2013

PG-13|2 hr 29 min

Plot Summary
With the nation embroiled in still another year with the high death count of Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis) brings the full measure of his passion, humanity and political skill to what would become his defining legacy: to end the war and permanently abolish slavery through the 13th Amendment. Having great courage, acumen and moral fortitude, Lincoln pushes forward to compel the nation, and those in government who oppose him, to aim toward a greater good for all mankind.

Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, Tommy Lee Jones, Lee Pace

Director: Steven Spielberg

Genres: Historical drama, Biography

Production Co: Kennedy/Marshall, Amblin Entertainment

Distributors: DreamWorks SKG, DreamWorks SKG

Keywords: Rise, Underdog, Intense, Inspiring, Son

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  • Tony Kushner's densely packed script has been directed by Spielberg in an efficient, unpretentious way that suggests Michael Curtiz at Warner Bros. in the 1940s, right down to the rogue's gallery of great character actors in a multitude of bewhiskered supporting roles backing up a first-rate leading performance by Daniel Day-Lewis. show more

  • Mr. Day-Lewis works famously, and phenomenally, from the inside out. The mystery at the core of his gorgeous performance, which is enhanced by Mr. Kushner's script, has to do with his masterly grasp of Lincoln's quicksilver spirit. show more

  • Never mind a few misguided casting choices; Lincoln is exceptionally good, elevated by a preternatural star turn, and by the energy and invention its director displays in telling a story that doesn't rely on action and special effects. show more

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Awards

Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)
Winner Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)
Winner Leading Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Original Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Sound Mixing
Nominated Directing
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)
Nominated Make Up & Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)
Winner Art Direction
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)