Ed, you might find this interesting.
LOS ANGELES — A few months into awards season, at a party celebrating another movie, a veteran actor-writer-director-producer, who takes his Academy Awards duties very seriously, whispered to me that he was sure “Lincoln” would win big on Oscar night. “Because it’s Lincoln,” he said. “It’s like not voting for George Washington. And you really feel like you get to know Lincoln. We can’t not vote for our favorite president.”