Historic Third Oscar Win for Daniel Day-Lewis

Making Oscar history, Wicklow based actor Daniel Day-Lewis, scooped Best Actor Oscar for his role as Abraham Lincoln at last night’s star studded ceremony.

This win marks his third Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role Oscar, with Day-Lewis previously winning Best Actor Oscars for “There Will Be Blood” in 2007 and “My Left Foot” in 1989, and puts him above Hollywood legends including Dustin Hoffman and Marlon Brando whom have both won the Best Actor Oscar twice.

Accepting his award from Meryl Streep at the 85th Oscars ceremony in Hollywood yesterday evening, Day-Lewis paid tribute to his wife, before tearfully thanking his mother, who passed away in 2009 and the reason why he is now the proud patron of the Wicklow Hospice Foundation, whom he recently raised funds for at a charity auctio, when he arrange for valuable memorabilia from the film Lincoln to be auction off in Dublin.

Other Irish hopefuls nominated in this year’s Oscar list were not as lucky, with Armagh native Seamus McGarvey, up for cinematography for his work on “Anna Karenina” missing out to “Life of Pi” and Kerry producer Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly’s whose short animation Head Over Heels was nominated in the Best Animated Short Film category missing out to “Paperman”

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