I guarantee most Americans had not heard of Thaddeus Stevens either.
I expected some mention in the movie of the assassination attempt on Seward being part of the Lincoln plot since he was such a major character, but I guess they had enough on their plate.
The movie is doing good in the latest awards nominations that may be a sign of things to come.
With a record-breaking 13 nominations including Picture, Director, Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, Supporting Actress for Sally Field and Supporting Actor for Tommy Lee Jones, Steven Spielberg’s long-gestating pet project Lincoln dominated the 18th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards announced this morning.
These awards, unlike many of the critics groups awards, are taken very seriously as a strong precursor to the way Oscar voters may cast their ballots.