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Movie of the Day - Lincoln

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LINCOLN is nominated for 12 categories, including Actor in a Supporting Role (Nominee: Tommy Lee Jones), Production Design (Nominee: Rick Carter and Jim Erickson) and Sound Mixing (Nominee: Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins). 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.

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“It seems that everything that I really care about with a passion takes a long time because it takes me a long time to really kind of test myself about how really compelled and interested I am about any one subject.” -Steven Spielberg, director and producer

“The research that I have done has changed my life. It’s reorganized the molecules of my being.” -Tony Kushner, screenwriter

“I began from knowing absolutely nothing about him or his life, only the mythologized image that most of us are introduced to.” -Daniel Day-Lewis, actor

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