Daniel Day-Lewis and Adele tipped for Oscar success

07:57 22 February 2013

Daniel Day-Lewis  is hot favourite to complete an historic hat-trick. File picture: Ian West/PA Wire

Daniel Day-Lewis is hot favourite to complete an historic hat-trick. File picture: Ian West/PA Wire

London-born Daniel Day-Lewis is favourite to pick up his third Oscar for best actor at this weekend’s ceremony.

Adele has been nominated for Skyfall. File picture: Yui Mok/PA WireAdele has been nominated for Skyfall. File picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The actor is nominated for best actor for his performance in US historical drama Lincoln - his fifth nomination in the category which he has already won twice - in 1989 for My Left Foot and in 2007 for There Will be Blood.

Another win will make him the first man to win three best actor Oscars.

He has already picked up a Golden Globe and a Bafta for his performance as the US president who steered his country through the American Civil War.

Other British hopes rest with Adele who is nominated for her Bond theme Skyfall and UK-born Naomi Watts who is recognised for her role in The Impossible with a nod in the best actress category.

Day-Lewis is shortlisted alongside Les Miserables star Hugh Jackman, Denzel Washington, Joaquin Phoenix and Bradley Cooper.

Adele’s nomination was one of five for Skyfall, which was also shortlisted for cinematography, music (original score), sound editing and sound mixing.

Silver Linings Playbook got eight nominations, with 11 for Life Of Pi and 12 for Lincoln.

Watts said she was “truly honoured” her portrayal of tsunami survivor Maria Belon had been recognised.

She said: “I am so thrilled and humbled with this morning’s wonderful news.

“The journey of telling Maria Belon’s miraculous story of survival has been an incredible experience and I am so grateful for this acknowledgement of our film.”

She faces competition from US stars including Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence who were recognised for their roles in Zero Dark Thirty and Silver Linings Playbook respectively.t.

Adele’s nomination for best original song puts her up against Oscars host Seth MacFarlane, who is nominated for Everybody Needs A Best Friend from his film Ted.

The other nominees include Suddenly from Les Miserables, which was co-written by London journalist Herbert Kretzmer.

This year’s ceremony takes place in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Latest Stories

14 minutes ago
The men were arrested after crashing into two other cars in Station Approach outside West Drayton train station (Picture: Google Streetview)

Three people including a 15-year-old boy have been arrested by police after a high-speed chase in west London ended with a multi-0vehicle crash at West Drayton train station last night.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:19
The case is being heard at the Old Bailey (Photo by Bruno Vincent/Getty Images)

A former public school boy accused of sexually assaulting an ex-classmate after a boozy night out told jurors that their encounter was “definitely consensual”.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:15
Myles Lovell saved the lives of two people - and now wants to know how they are doing [Picture by St John's Ambulance]

A man who saved the lives of two people after their car flipped over is appealing for them to get in touch.

Read more

Top Stories

Promotions

Advanced running and training technology for beginners up to elite athletes

If you’re thinking of adding running treadmill to your fitness routine, you’re on the right track! There are several advantages to running on a treadmill versus running outdoors.

Renault-Zoe

The Renault ZOE follows on from the introduction of the electric Fluence ZE and Twizy, but unlike the former, the ZOE was designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle.

When no simple way to find Real Ale was at hand, 4 Ale enthusiasts got together to allow anyone with a smart phone to find Real Ale no matter where they happened to be, this was the birth of the Perfect Pint app.

Quizzes

Can you guess which bridge crossing the Thames in London which? (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Do you know your Blackfriars from your Southwark, Cannon Street from Waterloo, or do all of London’s bridges look alike to you?

Read more
Amy Winehouse's second album became a classic

Are you an Amy Winehouse superfan?

Read more
I'm only going to say this once: Stand. On. The. Right.

James Bond is Britain’s most famous secret agent, and the capital is its most famous city, so it makes sense that 007 would live and work here when he isn’t gallivanting around the world.

Read more