The 85th Annual Academy Awards nominations were announced early this morning. Leading the pack with 12 nominations — including for best picture — was Lincoln, directed by Steven Spielberg. I saw Lincoln last weekend and thought it was excellent — definitely my choice for this year’s best picture. I also predict that Daniel Day-Lewis (Abraham Lincoln), Sally Field (Mary Todd Lincoln) and Tommy Lee Jones (Thaddeus Stevens) will win for best actor and supporting actress/actor for their performances in the film.
On a related design note, the 2013 Emancipation Proclamation (Forever®)stamp was issued by the U.S. Postal Service on January 1 and commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, which President Abraham Lincoln signed on January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation stamp is one of a civil rights set being issued in 2013.