Friday, November 09, 2012

Will Lincoln Be Spielberg's First Oscar Winning Acting Role?

I'm looking forward to seeing Spielberg's Lincoln. From everything I've heard Daniel Day Lewis is amazing. I even saw a news story today with a historian saying it's probably the most accurate interpretation of Lincoln's real voice we'll ever get.

Lewis seems guaranteed to get an Oscar nomination. If he wins, it will be the first time Spielberg will have directed an Oscar winning performance. He's only had 9 actors nominated for 6 different films and only 3 for leading roles. And he hasn't had any nominated in a decade (though that's only been six films, one of which was animated).

Supporting Actress Melinda Dillon for Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Lead Actress Whoopi Goldberg for The Color Purple (1985)
Supporting Actress Margaret Avery for The Color Purple (1985)
Supporting Actress Oprah Winfrey for The Color Purple (1985)
Lead Actor Liam Neeson for Schindler's List (1993)
Supporting Actor Ralph Fiennes for Schindler's List (1993)
Supporting Actor Anthony Hopkins for Amistad (1997)
Lead Actor Tom Hanks for Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Supporting Actor Christopher Walken for Catch Me If You Can (2002)

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