Lincoln, the story of President Abraham Lincoln's battle to end slavery, leads with 10 Bafta nominations, putting it at the head of the pack for Britain's top film honours.

Les Misérables and Life of Pi followed with nine nominations each.

Skyfall has eight nominations, Argo has seven and Anna Karenina has six.

Django Unchained and Zero Dark Thirty are each nominated five times.

The Master and Amour have four nominations.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Silver Linings Playbook have each been nominated three times.

Hitchcock, Rust and Bone, The Imposter and McCullin have two nominations apiece.

Lincoln is nominated in the following categories: Best Film, Adapted Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design and Make Up & Hair.

Daniel Day-Lewis is nominated for Leading Actor, Tommy Lee Jones is nominated for Supporting Actor and Sally Field is nominated for Supporting Actress.

Les Misérables is nominated for Best Film, Outstanding British Film, Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design, Make Up & Hair and Sound.

Hugh Jackman is nominated for Leading Actor and Anne Hathaway for Supporting Actress.

The nine nominations for Life of Pi are in the categories Best Film, Adapted Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Sound, Special Visual Effects and Director for Ang Lee.

Argo and Zero Dark Thirty complete the Best Film lineup.

Argo has six other nominations: Ben Affleck is nominated for Director and for Leading Actor and the film is nominated for Adapted Screenplay, Original Music and Editing. Alan Arkin is nominated for Supporting Actor.

Zero Dark Thirty’s other four nominations are for Original Screenplay, Editing, Director for Kathryn Bigelow and Leading Actress for Jessica Chastain.

Judi Dench and Javier Bardem are nominated as Supporting Actress and Supporting Actor for Skyfall. The film is also nominated for Original Music, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Sound and Outstanding British Film.

Anna Karenina is nominated for Outstanding British Film, as well as Original Music, Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design and Make Up & Hair.

Quentin Tarantino is nominated for Director and Original Screenplay for Django Unchained. The film is nominated for Sound and for Editing and Christoph Waltz is nominated for Supporting Actor.

Also in the Original Screenplay category is The Master; Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams all receive nominations for their performances in the film, in the Leading Actor, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress categories respectively.