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.

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