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    Lincoln Leads 2013 BAFTA Nominations—but What Happened to Steven Spielberg?

    Lincoln, Les Mis, Life of Pi

    If Lincoln's on its way to making BAFTA history, it'll have to do it without Steven Spielberg.

    The director's historical biopic on the 16th president garnered 10 nominations for the 2013 edition of the British Academy Film Awards, otherwise known as the British Oscars, including Best Film, Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis and Best Actress for Sally Field.

    In perhaps the biggest snub so far in the awards season, Spielberg, however, was not nominated in the Best Director category.

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    Nipping at Lincoln's heels are Les Misérables and Life of Pi, tied with nine nominations apiece, including Best Picture. For their emotionally tuneful roles as Jean Valjean and Fantine, respectively, in the musical adapted of the beloved Broadway production, Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway collected nods for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress. While Ang Lee took home a Best Director nomination for his adaptation of  Yann Martel's fantasy adventure novel.

    Her Majesty and the rest of her British subjects along with 007 fans the world over can take pride over Skyfall capturing a whopping eight nominations—unheard for a James Bond adventure. Javier Bardem also snagged a nom for Best Supporting Actor.

    Argo and Anna Karenina, meanwhile, notched six, Django Unchained and Zero Dark Thirty picked up five noms, The Master and Amour held their own with four, while Silver Linings Playbook earned three.

    But the man with the top hat is clearly the one to beat this year.

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    Aside from Day-Lewis being a frontrunner for his landmark performance as the commander in chief, Lincoln also earned nods for Best Supporting Actor for Tommy Lee Jones, Adapted Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design, and Make Up and Hair.

    With Spielberg sidelined in the directing race, this year may well mark the rise of Ben Affleck as one of Hollywood's most acclaimed filmmakers.

    The thesp nabbed not only a Best Actor nom but one for Best Director and will compete against Amour's Michael Haneke, Django's Quentin Tarantino, Life of Pi's Lee and Zero Dark Thirty's Kathryn Bigelow.

    Other notable acting noms include Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper for Silver Linings Playbook, which scored three nominations, Helen Mirren for Hitchcock and Jessica Chastain for Zero Dark Thirty.

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    On the animation side, Pixar's Brave will face off against Tim Burton's Frankenweenie and Universal's ParaNorman. While Searching for Sugar Man, Marley, and West of Memphis reaped nominations in the Best Documentary category.

    The 2013 BAFTA Awards ceremony, hosted once again by Stephen Fry, is set to take place on Feb. 10 at London's Royal Opera House.

    Here's the complete list of nominations:

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    Best Film
    Argo
    Les Misérables
    Life of Pi
    Lincoln
    Zero Dark Thirty

    Outstanding British Film
    Anna Karenina
    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
    Les Misérables
    Seven Psychopaths
    Skyfall

    Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director Or Producer
    The Imposter, Bart Layton (Director), Dimitri Doganis (Producer)
    McCullin, David Morris (Director), Jacqui Morris (Director/Producer)
    Wild Bill, Dexter Fletcher (Director/Writer), Danny King (Writer)
    The Muppets
    , James Bobin (Director)
    I Am Nasrine
    , Tina Gharavi (Director/Writer)

    Director
    Amour, Michael Haneke
    Argo, Ben Affleck
    Django Unchained
    , Quentin Tarantino
    Life of Pi
    , Ang Lee
    Zero Dark Thirty
    , Kathryn Bigelow

    Documentary
    The Imposter
    Marley
    McCullin
    Searching For Sugar Man
    West of Memphis

    Original Screenplay
    Amour, Michael Haneke
    Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino
    The Master
    , Paul Thomas Anderson
    Moonrise Kingdom
    , Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola
    Zero Dark Thirty
    , Mark Boal

    Adapted Screenplay
    Argo, Chris Terrio
    Beasts of the Southern Wild, Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin
    Life of Pi
    , David Magee
    Lincoln
    , Tony Kushner
    Silver Lings Playbook
    , David O. Russell

    Film Not In the English Language
    Amour, Michael Haneke, Margaret Ménégoz
    Headhunters
    , Morten Tyldum, Marianne Gray, Asle Vatn
    The Hunt, Thomas Vinterberg, Sisse Graum Jørgensen, Morten Kaufmann
    Rust and Bone, Jacques Audiard, Pascal Caucheteux
    Untouchable, Eric Toledano, Olivier Nakache, Nicolas Duval Adassovsky, Yann Zenou, Laurent Zeitoun

    Leading Actor
    Ben Affleck, Argo
    Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
    Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
    Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables
    Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

    Leading Actress
    Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
    Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
    Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
    Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

    Supporting Actor
    Alan Arkin, Argo
    Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
    Javier Bardem, Skyfall
    Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
    Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

    Supporting Actress
    Amy Adams, The Master
    Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
    Helen Hunt, The Sessions
    Judi Dench, Skyfall
    Sally Field, Lincoln

    Original Music
    Anna Karenina
    Argo
    Life of Pi
    Lincoln
    Skyfall

    Cinematography
    Anna Karenina
    Les Misérables
    Life of Pi
    Lincoln
    Skyfall

    Editing
    Argo
    Django Unchained
    Life of Pi
    Skyfall
    Zero Dark Thirty

    Production Design
    Anna Karenina
    Les Misérables
    Life of Pi
    Lincoln
    Skyfall

    Costume Design
    Anna Karenina
    Great Expectations
    Les Misérables
    Lincoln
    Snow White and the Huntsman

    Sound
    Django Unchained
    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
    Les Misérables
    Life of Pi
    Skyfall

    Special Visual Effects
    The Dark Knight Rises
    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
    Life of Pi
    The Avengers
    Prometheus

    Make  Up & Hair
    Anna Karenina
    Hitchcock
    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
    Les Misérables
    Lincoln

    Short Animation
    Here To Fall
    I'm Fine Thanks
    The Making of Longbird

    Short Film
    The Curse
    Good Night
    Swimmer
    Tumult
    The Voorman Problem

    EE Rising Star Award
    Elizabeth Olsen
    Andrea Riseborough\
    Suraj Sharma
    Juno Temple
    Alicia Vikander

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