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By Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival said Tuesday that Daniel Day-Lewis, a two-time best actor Oscar winner for My Left Foot and There Will Be Blood, will be presented with its Montecito Award on Jan. 26 at Santa Barbara’s historic Arlington Theatre. For his critically acclaimed performance as the 16th president in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, Day-Lewis is widely expected to score his fifth Oscar nomination and ultimately become the first three-time best actor Oscar winner in history.
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- Melissa Buckman
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (January 24 - February 3) will honor Daniel Day-Lewis with the Montecito Award at a ceremony on January 26. The award is both an acknowledgment of Day-Lewis' turn as the 16th president in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" and a celebration of his past career, from "My Left Foot" and "In The Name of the Father" to "Gangs of New York" and "There Will Be Blood" (all four of which he received Oscar nominations for, winning twice). The Montecito Award recognizes a performer who has given a series of standout, iconic performances throughout his or her career; past recipients include Kate Winslet, Geoffrey Rush, Julianne Moore, Javier Bardem, Naomi Watts and Annette Benning. Other artists to be feted as part of the fest's pre-Oscar salutes include Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams and Robert De Niro, who received the Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film at a ceremony. »
- Beth Hanna
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The Santa Barbara International Film Festival said Tuesday that Daniel Day-Lewis, a two-time best actor Oscar winner for My Left Foot and There Will Be Blood, will be presented with its Montecito Award on Jan. 26 at Santa Barbara's historic Arlington Theatre. For his critically acclaimed performance as the 16th president in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, Day-Lewis is widely expected to score his fifth Oscar nomination and ultimately become the first three-time best actor Oscar winner in history. The Sbiff's Montecito Award honors "a performer who has given a series of classic and standout performances throughout his/her
- Scott Feinberg
In the 84-year history of the Academy Awards, no one has taken home three Oscars for best performance by an actor in a leading role. (Only two male actors are three-time honorees at all: Jack Nicholson has split his trio of awards between lead and supporting parts, while Walter Brennan is alone in receiving three supporting actor trophies.) But leading film critics say that Daniel Day-Lewis, who won the award for “There Will Be Blood” (2008) and “My Left Foot” (1990), has a good chance to break that barrier this year with his portrayal of our 16th president in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln.” “I think it’s one of those unequivocal performances,” says Sasha Stone, a critic and the editor of AwardsDaily.com. Likening Day-Lewis in “Lincoln” to Helen Mirren’s awards-sweeping embodiment of another political figure, Queen Elizabeth II, in 2006’s “The Queen,” she says, “No one else had a chance. »
"Zero Dark Thirty" won Best Picture from the New York Film Critics Circle. The 78th annual editions of these awards, which were announced Monday after a marathon five-hour meeting of the circle, mark the start of the year-end kudos calvacade. Prizes will be presented at a Jan. 7 ceremony. "Zero Dark Thirty" helmer Kathryn Bigelow claimed her second Best Director award from the Circle, three years after winning for "The Hurt Locker," which also won the Best Picture prize. She made Oscar history that year, becoming the first woman to win Best Director and her film took the top award there as well. Greig Fraser won for his lensing of this film that follows the decade-long hunt for Osama Bin Laden. As expected, Oscar favorite Daniel Day-Lewis was named Best Actor by the Nyfcc for "Lincoln." He has already won four awards from the Circle: Best Actor for "My Left Foot" (1989), Ga. »
The man, often hailed as the greatest screen actor of his generation, is famous – some say notorious – for his obsessive attention to detail in building character. His latest role, playing Abraham Lincoln, is no exception
Thick mud and blood mingle in the opening scenes of Steven Spielberg's latest film, Lincoln. In a brutal demonstration of what happens when politics fails, bodies pile up across a boggy battlefield. The rest of the film, also full of dark and muddy tones, looks steadily at how politicians might end or prolong such a grim civil war. And at the heart of the matter, trying to abolish slavery and adorned with a representation of one of the most famous beards of all time, stands Daniel Day-Lewis.
In playing the revered 16th president of the United States, the 55-year old actor adds to the series of New World archetypes he has tackled on screen. »
- Vanessa Thorpe
Every few years, he delivers a fully imagined performance that dominates the movie screen, awes the audience and often ends with an Oscar
Every few years, Daniel Day-Lewis delivers himself of a fully imagined performance that dominates the movie screen, awes the audience and often ends with an Oscar. He did it as the writer Christy Brown in My Left Foot in 1989, and then as the oilman Daniel Plainview in 2007's There Will Be Blood. In between, there were Oscar nominations for In the Name of the Father and for Gangs of New York. Day-Lewis now stands on the threshold of doing it all again as the most iconic of all Us presidents in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, which opened in the Us last week to a torrent of plaudits and comes here in January. Day-Lewis's Lincoln pads his way through the movie with an uncanny physical and vocal presence, »
This year's Paralympics in London did an extraordinary amount to change attitudes to disabled people. But cinema has been doing its bit too.
In March, Untouchable, the story of the relationship between a quadriplegic and his carer, became the highest-grossing film ever in a language other than English. It's now taken nearly £250m on a production budget of £7m, topping the box office charts in countries ranging from Switzerland and Spain to Germany and South Korea. It has also been selected as the French entry for the foreign-language Oscar.
A hot competitor for that honour was Rust and Bone, in which Marion Cotillard plays a double amputee. The film is still performing healthily in Britain's arthouses after winning the top prize at the London film festival.
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- David Cox
Daniel Day-Lewis dons a stove pipe hat and beard for Lincoln, which opened in limited release this week before expanding across the rest of Canada on November 16th. Day-Lewis is a master of transformation, a notorious method actor who disappears into his roles, fully becoming his characters.
The two-time Best Actor Oscar winner first brought the little golden man home for his performance as cerebral palsy afflicted Christy Brown who used his only controllable limb to paint and write in My Left Foot in 1990. His second big win came for his role as the ambitious Daniel “I drink your milkshake” Plainview in There Will Be Blood in 2007. The Oscar buzz has already begun for his Abraham Lincoln portrayal which could mean he’ll be adding to his already hefty trophy haul come awards season. And let’s face, Day-Lewis makes the most of his role in any film so it »
- Rachel West
As the Us presidental election gets underway, DreamWorks Pictures and 20th Century Fox have released a new international trailer for Steven Spielberg's upcoming biopic Lincoln, which stars two-time Academy Award-winner Daniel Day-Lewis (My Left Foot, There Will Be Blood) as the 16th President of the United States during his tumultuous final months in office.
Joining Day-Lewis in the cast of Lincoln are Sally Field (The Amazing Spider-Man), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises), Tommy Lee Jones (Men in Black 3), David Strathairn (The Bourne Ultimatum), Jared Harris (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows), Lee Pace (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey), Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen), John Hawkes (Martha Marcy May Marlene), James Spader (Boston Legal), Walton Goggins (Django Unchained), David Costabile (Breaking Bad), Bruce McGill (Law Abiding Citizen) and Adam Driver (J. Edgar).
"In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of »
Have we figured out what "Quantum of Solace" means yet? We only ask because we're a day away from "Skyfall" hitting theaters, and that kind of seems like the deadline for figuring out what the previous title meant.
On that topic, the folks over at Film.com have ranked what they consider to be the 100 worst movie titles of all time.
While we have to make some exceptions for things like "The Constant Gardener," "The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford," and "My Left Foot," there are some titles on here that people could consider the worst.
Check out the complete list over at Film.com.
- MTV Movies Team
Daniel Day-Lewis may have actually outdone himself in transforming into the spitting image of Honest Abe for the upcoming biopic, "Lincoln." Directed by Steven Spielberg, the film, which stars Day-Lewis as the 16th president of the United States, focuses on the final few months of Lincoln's presidency, as he tried to unite a divided country and abolish slavery. In order to become Lincoln, Day-Lewis did a tremendous amount of research on the Great Emancipator (even on that peculiar-sounding voice). This is no surprise for the notorious method actor; over his lauded and lengthy career, Day-Lewis has transformed himself into a number of unforgettable characters, from Christy Brown ("My Left Foot") to Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting ("Gangs of New York"). Perhaps even more impressive is his ability to stay in character both on and off the set. So to celebrate the ever-chameleonic actor, take a below look at many, many looks of Day-Lewis. »
- Jessie Heyman
Halloween is past us (and there were some great movie-themed costumes to behold), and now it's on to this holiday season, which means awards season is right around the corner. This past weekend saw Oscar contender Flight hit theaters, and soon Lincoln will be on the big screen (limited theaters this weekend and a wide release November 16th). But before then, an international trailer for the Steven Spielberg film starring Daniel Day-Lewis as the titular 16th President of the United States of America has arrived with a call for equality. This movie will be big for audiences and the Oscars, and we can't wait to see it. Watch it! Here's the new international trailer for Steven Spielberg's Lincoln from The Guardian: Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, which finished shooting last year, stars Daniel Day-Lewis (of My Left Foot, Gangs of New York, There Will Be Blood) as our 16th President, »
- Ethan Anderton
Daniel Day-Lewis might be best known for his Oscar-winning roles in movies like "There Will Be Blood" and "My Left Foot," but his first claim to fame was his father. Day-Lewis is the son of British Poet Laureate Cecil Day-Lewis, who also wrote novels under the pseudonym Nicholas Blake.
Cecil passed away in 1972, and now his son is donating his papers to his alma mater, Oxford University. The archive includes 54 boxes of his early drafts and letters from famous figures like Robert Graves, Philip Larkin and actor John Gielgud, the Associated Press reports.
Day-Lewis has a pretty big year ahead of him. Up next, he plays Abraham Lincoln in the Stephen Spielberg-directed film "Lincoln." Though that movie doesn't come out until Nov. 16, it's already earning Day-Lewis some serious Oscar buzz. »
Anyone who comes to love film certainly knows the name Steven Spielberg. The prolific director serves as an inspiration in that he was the youngest director to ever get a Hollywood contract, has been at the helm of countless classics and is the epitome of an innovative and brilliant American filmmaker. Recently, "60 Minutes" sat down with the director and talked about how his childhood family and school bullying influenced his interest in filmmaking (mostly out of a desire to be accepted) in addition to all the thematic elements that have become trademarks in nearly all of his films from Indiana Jones to War of the Worlds. It's a truly fascinating 14-minute interview that includes a new look at his Oscar contender Lincoln, too. Here's the new "60 Minutes" interview with Steven Spielberg, embedded from CBS News: Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, which finished shooting last year, stars Daniel Day-Lewis (of My Left Foot, »
- Ethan Anderton
In The Sessions, opening in theaters this weekend, John Hawkes plays late poet Mark O’Brien, who was paralyzed from the neck down due to polio, and sought, in real life, to lose his virginity by working with a therapeutic sex surrogate. Hawkes is beyond emotionally and physically adept as O’Brien, restricted to laying flat in a huge iron lung, or being wheeled around on a portable cot, his face shifted to the side, his arms pinned to his sides. He’s partially nude at times, staring up at his sex therapist, played by distant-then warm Helen Hunt, and by turns funny, »
- Solvej Schou
- Sasha Stone
- Sasha Stone
Move over, Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Walter Brennan and Ingrid Bergman. Daniel Day-Lewis is about to join you in the pantheon of Oscar's second-biggest winners. After previous Academy Award victories for "My Left Foot" (1989) and "There Will Be Blood" (2007), Day-Lewis is now a shoo-in to win for "Lincoln." He'll soon be just one statuette shy of four-time champ Katharine Hepburn. "Lincoln" was screened Thursday night in Los Angeles for various Oscar bloggers, who seemed to agree that this is no "War Horse" – Steven Spielberg's big Oscar disappointment of last year. His "Lincoln" rules the screen with authority. It seems like a cinch to be nominated for Best Picture, Supporting Actress (Sally Field) and Adapted Screenplay (Tony Kushner), in addition to Best Actor. There's also an excellent chance that Tommy Lee Jones is nominated as firebrand abolitionist Congressman Thaddeus Stev »
Once Argo hits theaters this weekend, it's pretty safe to say that awards season has begun, but we'll be waiting a little while before we see Lincoln, one of the other Oscar contenders. However, leading up to the film there's plenty to keep audiences engaged and interested. In the wake of the fantastic first trailer and Presidential Debate TV spot, director Steven Spielberg and lead actor Daniel Day-Lewis have taken a decent chunk of time (42 minutes to be exact) to answer questions and discuss their historical featuring great talent like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones, David Strathairn and more. Watch it! Here's the 42-minute Lincoln Q&A session with Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis from Yahoo: Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, which finished shooting last year, stars Daniel Day-Lewis (of My Left Foot, Gangs of New York, There Will Be Blood) as our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, and focuses on the »
- Ethan Anderton
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