I think this has the potential to be the last great historical epic for quite some time. I expect Daniel Day-Lewis will win the Oscar for best actor, and John Williams for best score. As for best film/director, I would need to see the whole thing to comment, but I can already tell DDL is going to be superb. Looks great!
Having spent 6 weeks in Richmond working on it (as one of the many makeup artists), I have to say that watching Daniel day Lewis was like watching the dead come to life. The first time I saw him I wanted to cry as I felt I really was seeing old Abe in the flesh.
I think it will be a great film, but until one sees the complete product you never really know. But what i saw while working on it, it looked great.
I was fortunate enough to see "Lincoln" at a special preview in NYC and it is fantastic!!! Daniel Day Lewis is "spot on" as Lincoln!! Unbelievable characterization!! From his looks to his voice!!! Outstanding!! The movie involves the last 4 months of Lincoln's life and his attempts to pass the 13th Amendment.....great movie with great performances expecially of Tommy Lee Jones as Thaddeus Stevens!! Highly recommend!!!