OSCAR SPECIAL: Lincoln (2012)

lincoln The 2012 Oscars are upon us, and with that in mind we once again take on a Best Picture nominee! This time, it’s Steven Spielberg’s biopic Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as the eponymous Emancipator. With a script by noted theatrical scribe Tony Kushner, the film depicts the ratification of the 13th Amendment in an almost procedural manner, with an excellent cast supporting a transcendent and sensitive performance by Day-Lewis.

Despite its slow pace, and some occasional pacing and script issues, it’s a really rewarding watch. If this is Spielberg coasting in his golden years, this is the way he should do it (as opposed to Crystal Skull). In the meantime, we talk about the film along with our custom cocktail and drinking game!



lincoln cocktail

1 part applejack
2 parts Knob Creek bourbon whiskey
1 part lemon juice
1 tbsp. mint syrup (combine water, sugar and mint leaves over heat to make syrup)
dash, blood orange bitters

Combine and stir. Emancipate your liver.




  1. Whenever you see or hear the names of places
  2. Any time you see a document or paper of any kind
  3. You actually see an African-American character in a scene


George Yeaman (Michael Stuhlbarg) says during the ratification vote, “I said aye, Mr. McPherson. AAAYYYEEE!!!”


Best Picture:
Jared: Lincoln
Clint: Argo

Best Actor:
Jared: Daniel-Day Lewis, Lincoln
Clint: Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Actress:
Jared: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Clint: Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Supporting Actor:
Jared: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Clint: Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Supporting Actress:
Jared: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Clint: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

Best Director:
Jared: Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Clint: Ang Lee, Life of Pi

Best Original Screenplay:
Jared: Zero Dark Thirty
Clint: Moonrise Kingdom

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Jared: Lincoln
Clint: Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Animated Feature
Jared: Wreck-It Ralph
Clint: Paranorman

Best Foreign Language Film:
Jared: Amour
Clint: Amour

Best Cinematography:
Jared: Lincoln
Clint: Skyfall

Best Editing:
Jared: Lincoln
Clint: Argo

Best Production Design:
Jared: Lincoln
Clint: Anna Karenina

Best Costumes:
Jared: Lincoln
Clint: Les Miserables

Best Makeup:
Jared: Les Miserables
Clint: The Hobbit

Best Original Score
Jared: Thomas Newman, Skyfall
Clint: Mychael Danna, Life of Pi

Best Original Song
Jared: “Skyfall”, Skyfall
Clint: “Skyfall”, Skyfall

Best Sound Mixing:
Jared: Lincoln
Clint: Skyfall

Best Sound Editing:
Jared: Skyfall
Clint: Django Unchained

Best Visual Effects
Jared: The Avengers
Clint: Prometheus

Best Documentary:
Jared: How to Survive a Plague
Clint: Searching for Sugar Man

Best Short Doc:
Jared: “Open Heart”
Clint: “Inocente”

Best Short Film:
Jared: “Death of a Shadow”
Clint: “Buzkashi Boys”

Best Animated Short:
Jared: “Paperman”
Clint: “Paperman”

Next week, we dip back into the Disney well with the half-animated spiritual sister to Mary PoppinsBedknobs and Broomsticks!

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4 thoughts on “OSCAR SPECIAL: Lincoln (2012)

  1. Πρώτη φορά ερευνώ το site σου και είμαι πολύ ενθουσιαμένος που έχει τόσο ενδιαφέροντα άρθρα.

  2. Καλησπέρα είναι η πρώτη φορά που επισκέπτομαι αυτό το
    blog και με βοήθησε πάρα πολύ στη έρευνα μου.
    Μακάρι να μπορούσα να σας εξυπηρετήσω όπωςεσείς εμένα μόλις.

  3. Τι εάν τα γατάκια αποτελέσθηκαν από την αγάπη; Αλλά ίσως αυτή είναι η λανθασμένη ερώτηση που υποβάλλει. Ίσως αυτό είναι καλύτερο: Λίνκολν του Ιλλινόις.

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