Academy Awards 2013: Handful of British hopefuls

On February the 24th, Hollywood will once again come together to celebrate and award the previous year’s best achievements in film, or more accurately, American film.

Aside from nominations for Les Miserables and a few obscure nominations for the British film Anna Karenina, the only noteworthy nods to British talent this year are Adele’s nomination for best original song, and British-Irish Daniel Day Lewis’s nomination for his leading role in the season’s most-nominated film, Lincoln.

An Oscar win would certainly be cherry on top of Adele’s winning streak, but she faces stiff competition from Seth McFarlane’s “Everybody Needs a Best Friend” from the comedy TED, “Suddenly” from Les Miserables, and the haunting “Pi’s Lullaby” from the much lauded fantasy-adventure Life of Pi.

We’re behind Adele all the way and hope she scoops the award, but a win for Day-Lewis seems more likely. Not only is Lincoln the most nominated film this year, Daniel is also no stranger to the Oscar, having collected two previously for his starring roles in My Left Foot in 1989 and There will be blood in 2007.

The actor also faces competition from a strong contingent of Hollywood stars including; Denzel Washington, Bradley Cooper, Joaquin Phoenix, and Aussie Hugh Jackman for his role in Les Miserables.