Day-Lewis expected to receive BAFTA nomination

Daniel Day-Lewis has previously won BAFTAs for My Left Foot, There Will be Blood and Gangs of New York Credit: Niall Carson/PA Archive

Daniel Day-Lewis is expected to receive a BAFTA nomination today for his role as US President Abraham Lincoln.

A political biopic, Lincoln focuses on the President's bid to emancipate the slaves, towards the end of the American Civil War.

The film, which is directed by Stephen Spielberg is also expected to do well at this year's Oscars.

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BAFTA nominees unveiled

The British Film and Television Academy's (BAFTA) British Film Awards have announced their 2013 nominees.