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'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

"Gravity" and "American Hustle" go into Sunday's Oscar race in Los Angeles with 10 nods apiece, while "12 Years a Slave" is close behind with nine nominations.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Amy Adams, Kristen Bell, Jessica Biel, Jim Carrey and Glenn Close are to serve as presenters at Sunday's Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles, producers said.
Christoph Waltz to serve as presenter at the Oscars

Christoph Waltz to serve as presenter at the Oscars

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Austrian actor Christoph Waltz is to serve as a presenter at this year's Academy Awards show in Los Angeles, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced.
Jennifer Lawrence, Daniel Day-Lewis to be Oscars presenters

Jennifer Lawrence, Daniel Day-Lewis to be Oscars presenters

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Last year's Best Actor and Actress Oscar winners Daniel Day-Lewis and Jennifer Lawrence are to serve as presenters at the 2014 Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles.
Julie Walters set for Richard Harris honor at the BIFAs

Julie Walters set for Richard Harris honor at the BIFAs

LONDON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Actress Julie Walters is to be honored at Sunday's Moet British Independent Film Awards in London, organizers announced.
Ben Affleck named Spike TV's Guy of the Year

Ben Affleck named Spike TV's Guy of the Year

LOS ANGELES, June 13 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning "Argo" filmmaker Ben Affleck earned the top prize of Guy of the Year at Spike TV's Guys Choice Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, April 29, 2013.
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Kidman, Waltz, Lee join Spielberg on Cannes jury

CANNES, France, April 24 (UPI) -- This year's Cannes International Film Festival jury features Academy Award winners Nicole Kidman, Christoph Waltz and Ang Lee, the organization said Wednesday.
Time magazine announces 100 most influential list

Time magazine announces 100 most influential list

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- Rapper Jay-Z, tennis star Li Na and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., are on Time magazine's list of the world's most 100 most influential people, announced Thursday.
'Lincoln' tops the DVD sales chart; 'Argo' is No. 1 rental

'Lincoln' tops the DVD sales chart; 'Argo' is No. 1 rental

LOS ANGELES, April 8 (UPI) -- Steven Spielberg's big-screen history drama "Lincoln" is the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray in the United States, Rentrak announced Monday.
'Django,' 'Ted' lead with 7 MTV Movie Award nods apiece

'Django,' 'Ted' lead with 7 MTV Movie Award nods apiece

NEW YORK, March 6 (UPI) -- The blood-soaked, 19th century American epic "Django Unchained" and stuffed-bear comedy "Ted" have each been nominated for seven 2013 MTV Movie Awards.
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Average of 40.3 million viewers watched Oscars in U.S.

Average of 40.3 million viewers watched Oscars in U.S.

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Sunday night's Oscars telecast drew an average audience of 40.3 million total viewers in the United States, ABC said Monday.

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'Argo,' Lee, Lawrence, Hathaway win top Oscars ... Christina Applegate and Martyn LeNoble get married ... Channing Tatum's wife to give birth in London ... Oprah appears in Kimmel's star-studded trailer for faux 'Movie: The Movie 2V' sequel ... News from United Press International.
'Argo,' Lee, Lawrence, Hathaway win top Oscars

'Argo,' Lee, Lawrence, Hathaway win top Oscars

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- First lady Michelle Obama announced via video from Washington Sunday that Ben Affleck's Iran-set thriller "Argo" had won the Best Picture Oscar.
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Daniel Michael Blake Day-Lewis (born 29 April 1957) is an English actor with both British and Irish citizenship. His portrayals of Christy Brown in My Left Foot (1989) and Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood (2007) won Academy and BAFTA Awards for Best Actor, and Screen Actors Guild as well as Golden Globe Awards for There Will Be Blood. His role as Bill "The Butcher" Cutting in Gangs of New York (2002) earned him the BAFTA Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Day-Lewis, who grew up in London, is the son of actress Jill Balcon and the Anglo-Irish Poet Laureate, Cecil Day-Lewis. He is a method actor, known for his constant devotion to and research of his roles. Often, he will remain completely in character for the duration of the shooting schedule of his films, even to the point of adversely affecting his health. He is known as one of the most selective actors in the film industry, having starred in only five films since 1997, with as many as five years between roles.

Day-Lewis was born in London, the son of British actress Jill Balcon and Anglo-Irish poet Cecil Day-Lewis. His father had lived mainly in England from the age of two and later became the United Kingdom's Poet Laureate. His mother's family was Jewish and originated in the Baltics. His maternal grandfather, Sir Michael Balcon, was the head of Ealing Studios. Two years after his birth, the family moved to Croom's Hill, Greenwich, where Day-Lewis grew up along with his older sister, Tamasin Day-Lewis, who became a documentary filmmaker and television chef.

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