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Americans favour Lincoln for top Oscars: Poll

Published on Jan 16, 2013 6:14 AM
This publicity film image released by DreamWorks and Twentieth Century Fox shows Daniel Day-Lewis portraying Abraham Lincoln in the film "Lincoln." Lewis was nominated for an Academy Award for best actor on Thursday, Jan 10, 2013, for his role in the film. The 85th Academy Awards will air live on Sunday, Feb 24, 2013 on ABC. -- PHOTO : AP 

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Director Ben Affleck and Argo may have been the big winners at the Golden Globes, but many Americans think Steven Spielberg and Lincoln should take home the top Oscars at next month's awards.

Nearly a quarter of Americans questioned in an Ipsos poll for Reuters thought the Civil War drama Lincoln should win the Oscar for best picture at the 85th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb 24.

Spielberg was also their top choice for best director, with 36 per cent choosing him.

Only 4 per cent of Americans thought Argo, which depicts the rescue of American diplomats in Iran in the 1970s, should win the Academy Award for best picture.

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