Steven Spielberg's biopic about the late US President Abraham Lincoln received the staggering amount of nods when the 2013 awards nominees were unveiled by 'Starter For Ten' actress Alice Eve and 'Warhorse' star Jeremy Irvine at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Piccadilly headquarters in London.
Among its many nods, 'Lincoln' is up for the prestigious Best Film title, while Daniel Day-Lewis is in the running for the Leading Actor prize for his portrayal of the president who abolished slavery and led the country through the American Civil War.
His co-stars Tommy Lee Jones and Sally Field are in the running for the Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress gongs respectively.
Daniel receives competition in the Leading Actor category from Ben Affleck in 'Argo', Bradley Cooper in 'Silver Linings Playbook', Hugh Jackman in 'Les Miserables' and Joaquin Pheonix in 'The Master'.
Dame Helen Mirren is up for the Leading Actress award for her performance in 'Hitchcock', and is being hotly tipped to beat her rivals Jessica Chastain in 'Zero Dark Thirty', Marion Cotillard in 'Rust and Bone', Jennifer Lawrence in 'Silver Linings Playbook' and Emmanuel Riva for her role in 'Amour'.
'Les Miserables' and Ang Lee's visually stunning 'Life of Pi' are also in the running for the Best Film gong - along with 'Argo' and 'Zero Dark Thirty' - and are just behind 'Lincoln' having received nine nominations each.
The latest James Bond film 'Skyfall' follows with eight nominations, including Best Supporting Actor for Javier Bardem for his portrayal of villain Raoul Silva and Best British Film.
The ceremony is to be held on February 10 at London's Royal Opera House and will be hosted by Stephen Fry.
Full list of BAFTA nominations:
'Life of Pi'
'Zero Dark Thirty'
Outstanding British Film:
'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer:
Bart Layton (director), Dimitri Doganis (producer) - 'The Imposter'
David Morris (director), Jacqui Morris (director/producer) - 'McCullin'
Dexter Fletcher (director/writer), Danny King (writer) - 'Wild Bill'
James Bobin (director) - 'The Muppets'
Tina Gharavi (director/writer) - 'I Am Nasrine'
Film Not in the English Language:
'Rust and Bone'
'Searching for Sugarman'
'West of Memphis'
Michael Haneke - 'Amour'
Ben Affleck - 'Argo
Quentin Tarantino - 'Django Unchained'
Ang Lee - 'Life of Pi'
Kathryn Bigelow - 'Zero Dark Thirty'
'Zero Dark Thirty'
'Beasts of the Southern Wild'
'Life of Pi'
'Silver Linings Playbook'
Ben Affleck - Argo'
Bradley Cooper - 'Silver Linings Playbook'
Daniel Day Lewis - 'Lincoln'
Hugh Jackman - 'Les Miserables'
Joaquin Phoenix - 'The Master'
Jessica Chastain - 'Zero Dark Thirty'
Marion Cotillard - 'Rust and Bone'
Jennifer Lawrence - 'Silver Linings Playbook'
Helen Mirren - 'Hitchcock'
Emmanuel Riva - 'Amour'
Alan Arkin - 'Argo'
Javier Bardem - 'Skyfall'
Philip Seymour Hoffman - 'The Master'
Tommy Lee Jones - 'Lincoln'
Christoph Waltz - 'Django Unchained'
Amy Adams - 'The Master'
Judi Dench - 'Skyfall'
Sally Field - 'Lincoln'
Anne Hathaway - 'Les Miserables'
Helen Hunt - 'The Sessions'
Dario Marianelli - 'Anna Karenina'
Alexandre Desplat - 'Argo'
Mychael Danna - 'Life of Pi'
John Williams - 'Lincoln'
Thomas Newman - 'Skyfall'