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'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.
Day-Lewis wins history-making third Best Actor Oscar

Day-Lewis wins history-making third Best Actor Oscar

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Daniel Day-Lewis won a history-making third Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of American President Abraham Lincoln in "Lincoln" in Los Angeles Sunday night.
Oscars ceremony gets under way in LA

Oscars ceremony gets under way in LA

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The 85th annual Oscars ceremony -- honoring the best in film for 2012 -- is under way in Los Angeles, with "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane serving as host.

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Mumford & Sons' 'Babel' wins Album of the Year Grammy ... 'Argo,' 'Les Miserables' win big at BAFTAs ... ABC's Diane Sawyer to interview Amanda Knox ... Singer Faith Hill shows off braces on teeth at Grammys ... News from United Press International.
'Argo,' 'Les Miserables' win big at BAFTAs

'Argo,' 'Les Miserables' win big at BAFTAs

LONDON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- "Argo" was named Best Picture and its U.S. director, Ben Affleck, Best Director at the BAFTA Awards for film at London's Royal Opera House Sunday night.
More than 160 2013 Oscar nominees gather for lunch at Beverly Hilton

More than 160 2013 Oscar nominees gather for lunch at Beverly Hilton

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Seventeen of this year's 20 Oscar-nominated actors and actresses attended a luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.
'Argo,' Lawrence, Day-Lewis win SAG Awards for film

'Argo,' Lawrence, Day-Lewis win SAG Awards for film

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Alan Arkin and their "Argo" co-stars were named Best Ensemble in a Film at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles Sunday.

'Silver Linings' gets best film award

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The romantic comedy drama "Silver Linings Playbook" won best picture at the Second Annual Australia Academy of Cinema and Television Arts International Awards.
Cranston, Poehler to be SAG Awards presenters

Cranston, Poehler to be SAG Awards presenters

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Rose Byrne, Bryan Cranston, Amy Poehler and Noah Wyle are to be presenters at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.
Day-Lewis, Chastain, Arkin, Field to present SAG Awards

Day-Lewis, Chastain, Arkin, Field to present SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Nominees Alan Arkin, Jessica Chastain, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and John Goodman will be presenters at Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.

Gay critics bestow film, TV Dorian Awards

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Homosexual film critics in Los Angeles have named "Argo" the recipient of the Dorian Award for the Best Movie of the year.

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'Les Mis,' 'Argo,' 'Django' win big at Globes ... Roberts hopes to return to 'GMA' in weeks ... Kate and William's baby due in July ... Justin Timberlake releases new single ... News from United Press International.
'Les Mis,' 'Argo,' 'Django' win big at Globes

'Les Mis,' 'Argo,' 'Django' win big at Globes

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- "Les Miserables" was declared Best Comedy or Musical, and "Argo" Best Drama at the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles Sunday night.
David Letterman reads Oscar-themed Top 10 list

David Letterman reads Oscar-themed Top 10 list

NEW YORK, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- David Letterman read an Oscar-themed Top 10 list on "Late Show" in New York after Academy Award nominations were announced.

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Tarantino irked by movie-violence queries ... Critics hail Affleck's 'Argo' ... Report: Actress Evan Rachel Wood pregnant ... Vieira leaving TV's 'Millionaire' ... News from United Press International.
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British actor Daniel Day Lewis attends "The British Independent Film Awards" at The Brewery in London on December 6, 2009. UPI/Rune Hellestad
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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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