Oscar 2012: Lincoln, Frontrunner

DreamWorks Studios and Fox’s “Lincoln” has received twelve Oscar nominations including Best Picture (Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy), Best Director (Spielberg), Best Adapted Screenplay (Tony Kushner), Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), Best Supporting Actress (Sally Field) and Best Supporting Actor (Tommy Lee Jones).

The film received the most nominations of any film this year and ties the most nominations a Spielberg film has received with “Schindler’s List” which earned twelve nominations in 1994.

Additional nominations for the film include Best Cinematography (Janusz Kaminski), Best Film Editing (Michael Kahn), Best Production Design (Rick Carter), Best Costume Design (Joanna Johnston), Best Original Score (John Williams) and Best Sound Mixing (Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins).

“Lincoln’s” Oscar nominations follow an impressive haul of accolades including seven nominations for this weekend’s Golden Globes, a record-setting 13 nominations for The Broadcast Film Critics Association, and nominations from the Directors Guild of America, the Producers Guild of America, and the Writers Guild of America.

As of today, the film has earned over $145 million at the domestic box office and appears on over 150 top ten lists.