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Academy Awards- Steven Spielberg- Best Picture / LINCOLN and Producer Kathleen Kennedy

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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

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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.

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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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Oscar Night – Django Unchained -Best Picture / Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone, Producers

This is the second Academy Award nomination for Stacey Sher.

Django Unchained FILM SYNOPSIS
German bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz buys a slave named Django and promises him his freedom once he has helped Schultz track down the criminals he is seeking. But Django has a wife who was sold off years ago, and his partnership with Schultz may offer him a chance to find her.

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