Awards recognition for Spielberg’s Lincoln bodes well for Oscars

Steven Spielberg at the premiere of Lincoln in November 2012 (Photo: AP)

Steven Spielberg at the premiere of Lincoln in November 2012 (Photo: AP)

Steven Spielberg’s US civil war drama Lincoln has dominated the nominations for this month's Bafta awards.

It was announced today that the film has received the most Bafta nominations, 10, including best film and best actor for Daniel Day Lewis.

Mr Spielberg has also been nominated for the prestigious Directors Guild of America award for directorial achievement in a feature film. The winner of the DGA has gone on to win the Oscar for best director in all but six years since 1948.

Lincoln also leads the nominations for Sunday's Golden Globes, with seven nominations including best director.

The nominations for the Academy Awards, or the Oscars as they are better known, will be released on Thursday.

Last updated: 4:26pm, January 9 2013