About

A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

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Directed by

Steven Spielberg

Written by

Tony Kushner (Screenplay)
Doris Kearns Goodwin (Novel)

Runtime

149 minutes

Country

United States of America, India

Language

English

Tagline

With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices will change the fate of generations to come.

Cast

Keywords

based on a true story 19th century usa president cultural conflict mourning family conflict speech battlefield mutiny ethical dilemma american civil war abraham lincoln battle of gettysburg secession presidential cabinet gettysburg address conflagration emancipation

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Lists

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Awards

Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Daniel Day-Lewis

Oscar for Best Achievement in Production Design Rick Carter Jim Erickson

Oscar nomination for Best Achievement in Film Editing Michael Kahn

Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role Tommy Lee Jones