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More recognition for Day-Lewis

by: Caroline Westbrook - Last updated: 2013-01-10

Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln

Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln

Actor Daniel Day-Lewis is being tipped to win his third best actor Oscar after being nominated for his performance in the Steven Spielberg biopic Lincoln.
 
The London-born actor, who previously picked up Academy Awards for My Left Foot in 1989 and There Will Be Blood in 2008, is in the frame this time for playing Abraham Lincoln in the film, which chronicles the last four months of the president's life.
 
If he wins the Oscar, the 55-year-old will become the first actor ever to take the prize three times.
 
Lincoln, which is released in the UK on January 25, is leading the race for the awards with 12 nominations, including Best Film and a Best Director nod for Steven Spielberg - who previously won the award for Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan.
 
Other Jewish filmmakers to make it on to the shortlists include director Benh Zietlin, who will compete against Spielberg in the Best Director category with his debut film Beasts Of The Southern Wild.
 
The film, about a five-year-old girl from the Louisiana bayou who goes in search of her missing mother, also won itself a best picture nomination.
 
The star-studded Oscar ceremony will take place in Hollywood on February 24.