Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy’s LINCOLN gets nominated for an Oscar 2013

FILM SYNOPSIS
With the Civil War coming to a close and the freedom granted to the slaves by the Emancipation Proclamation called into question, Abraham Lincoln seeks to pass a thirteenth amendment to the Constitution that will outlaw slavery everywhere in the United States.  Facing opposition from many quarters in Congress, Lincoln uses his vast political powers to gain allies in his fight. 

ACADEMY AWARDS HISTORY
Including his nomination this year for Directing for LINCOLN, this is the fifteenth Academy Award nomination for Steven Spielberg. He was previously nominated for:

WAR HORSE (2011) 
Nominee, Best Picture

LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA (2006) 
Nominee, Best Picture

MUNICH (2005) 
Nominee, Directing

MUNICH (2005)
Nominee, Best Picture

SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998)
Winner, Directing

SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998) 
Nominee, Best Picture

SCHINDLER’S LIST (1993)
Winner, Directing

SCHINDLER’S LIST (1993)  
Winner, Best Picture

THE COLOR PURPLE (1985) 
Nominee, Best Picture

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982) 
Nominee, Directing

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982) 
Nominee, Best Picture

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) 
Nominee, Directing

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977) 
Nominee, Directing

 Spielberg also received the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 1986.

 
This is the eighth Academy Award nomination for Kathleen Kennedy.  She was previously nominated for:

 WAR HORSE (2011) 
Nominee, Best Picture

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON (2008) 
Nominee, Best Picture

MUNICH (2005) 
Nominee, Best Picture

SEABISCUIT (2003) 
Nominee, Best Picture

THE SIXTH SENSE (1999) 
Nominee, Best Picture

THE COLOR PURPLE (1985) 
Nominee, Best Picture

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982) 
Nominee, Best Picture

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