Steven Spielberg's Lincoln has secured a mighty 10 nominations at the British Academy Film Awards including for Best Film, Adapted Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design, Make Up and Hair with Daniel Day-Lewis nominated for Leading Actor, Tommy Lee Jones for Supporting Actor and Sally Field for Supporting Actress. Tom Hooper's Les Misérables and Ang Lee's Life of Pi are each nominated in nine categories while Sam Mendes' Skyfall has eight nominations.
It's a clean sweep for Europe in the Film Not In The English Language category with all five nominees being from the continent: Michael Haneke's Amour, Morten Tyldum's Headhunters, Thomas Vinterberg's The Hunt, Jacques Audiard's Rust and Bone, Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache's Untouchable.
Ben Roberts, Director of the British FiIm Institute Film Fund, said: "It's great to see a diverse range of British films nominated across so many categories at this year's BAFTAs. Coming just ahead of tomorrow's Oscar nominations, BAFTA is once again doing a fantastic job of spotlighting ambitious, large-scale British filmmaking just as the international awards season gets into full swing. I'm also really proud to see three films backed by the BFI Film Fund nominated, and my warmest congratulations go to everyone involved in those and indeed all the nominated films."
The awards take place February 10 in London.
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