Actor Daniel Day-Lewis Sunday night grabbed one of the highest honors at the Oscar Awards by winning the Best Actor award for playing the role of former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln in the film "Lincoln."
Daniel Day-Lewis, best actor nominee for his role in the film ''Lincoln'', and his wife Rebecca Miller arrive at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013.
He has set an Oscar history, a record, by being the first man to win the best actor award for three times.
Day-Lewis, 55, was the favorite among other nominees to win the Academy Awards for the powerful role he played as the most respected US President who saved the nation from slavery and ended the Civil War.
The actor with both British and Irish citizenship has also won the golden globe, British BAFTA and screen Actors Guild Statuettes before he ultimately claimed the lead award at the Oscars. In 2007, he won the Best Actor Oscars for his role in "There Will Be Blood" and in 1989 he held the same award for "My Left Foot."
The Best Actor in a Leading Role was presented to Day-Lewis by Meryl Streep.
The Oscars for The Best Actress in a Leading role was won by actress Jenifer Lawrence for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook."
"Argo" won the Oscar for best picture. Directed by Ben Afflect, the dramatic feature film was about rescuing hostages in Tehran during the Iranian revolution. The movie was widely expected to win the award.
The film won three Oscars in total. It also won 'Adapted Screenplay' for Chris Terrio and film editing for William Goldenberg.
Director Afflick had won an Oscar 15 years ago for "Good Will Hunting" after which his career saw a down-turn.
"I never thought I would be back here," said the director after receiving his awards.
Lists of Awards Winners
- Best Picture: "Argo"
- Actor in a Leading Role: Daniel Day-Lewis for "Lincoln"
- Actress in a Leading Role: Jennifer Lawrence for "Silver Linings Playbook"
- Actor in a Supporting Role: Christoph Walts for "Django Unchained"
- Actress in a Supporting Role: Anne Hathaway "Les Miserables"
- Animated Feature Film: "Brave"
- Directing: "Life of Pi" - Ang Lee
- Writing - Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino for "Django Unchained"
- Writing - Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio for "Argo"
- Music - Original Song: "Skyfall" from "Skyfall," music and lyrics by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
- Foreign language Film: "Amour" (Austria)
- Cinematography : "Life of Pi"
- Costume Design: "Anna Karenina"
- Documentary - Feature: "Searching for Sugar Man"
- Documentary - Short: "Inocente"
- Film Editing: "Argo"
- Makeup and Hairstyling: "Les Miserables"
- Music - Original Score: "Life of Pi"
- Production Design: "Lincoln"
- Short Film - Animated: "Paperman"
- Short Film - Live Action: "Curfew"
- Sound Editing: Tie between "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Skyfall"
- Sound Mixing: "Les Miserables"
- Visual Effects: "Life of Pi"
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