It is that celebrity time of year again. The time when those in 'show business' pat themselves on the back, give each other awards, in spite of the massive pay most receive, and do a little networking. Deals are done at award ceremonies and the media frenzy will give all some 'free' publicity.
The BAFTAs in the UK and the Oscars in the USA tend to be the highlight of annual award ceremonies but there are more. Today there is news of the 2013 Oscar award nominations and perhaps unsurprisingly 'Lincoln' has multiple nominations.
The Oscars tend to be an American affair with a little from the film world elsewhere. That said there have been odd years when the Oscars was declared the year of the Brit. 'The British are coming' has been said so many times when the UK has been hopeful of a landslide at the Oscars. This year those words are being uttered once more but with regard to Lincoln, the movie.
On Wednesday morning WRAP reported, 'Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" led all films with 10 nominations for the British Academy Film Awards, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced Wednesday morning in London.' Yes the British are coming, but to shower praise on this epic movie.
Today the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards were revealed, with barely a Brit in the running. Sky News printed a full list of the nominees,
Complete list of nominees: