The Straits Times
Published on Jan 16, 2013

Americans favour Lincoln for top Oscars: Poll


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.