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Day-Lewis wins for Lincoln

by: Caroline Westbrook - Last updated: 2013-01-14

Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln

Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln

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Actor Daniel Day-Lewis added another award to his mantelpiece last night when he was voted best actor at this year's Golden Globe awards in Hollywood.
 
The London-born two time Oscar winner picked up the prize for his performance as Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's biopic of the president.
 
And the victory has now shortened the odds of him winning an Oscar for the same role next month - which would in turn make him the only actor ever to win the award three times.
 
The actor paid tribute to his fellow nominees in his acceptance speech at the ceremony, which was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
 
"If I had this on a timeshare basis with my wonderful gifted colleagues, I might just hope to keep it for one day of the year, and I'd be happy with that," he said.
 
Day-Lewis fought off competition from the likes of Joaquin Phoenix, Denzel Washington and Richard Gere to take the prize.
 
Spielberg, however, went home empty-handed as rival director Ben Affleck took the best director prize for his Iranian hostage drama Argo, which also won best film.
 
The director will be hoping for better luck at the Oscars where he is also nominated for Lincoln - which is also the favourite to win best picture.