Sunday 23 November 2014

Day-Lewis, Weisz have one hand on the Oscars

Rachael Alexander Los Angeles

Published 09/01/2013 | 05:00

IF the critics are to believed, then Daniel Day-Lewis and Rachel Weisz are en route to Oscar glory.

With the award season opening this week, it was the turn of the New York Film Critics Circle to get their retaliation in first.

The duo were honoured by the esteemed circle, generally regarded as the most reliable guide to who will ultimately get the Academy nod.

Weisz, who plays the bored wife of a British judge who seeks romance elsewhere, secure the Best Actress prize for 'The Deep Blue Sea'.

Day-Lewis, who won the coveted starring role in 'Lincoln' after Steven Spielberg travelled to Wicklow and was struck by the uncanny resemblance of the Oscar-winner to the assassinated president, was named Best Actor.

Sally Field, who stars opposite Day Lewis as his wife in the epic movie which opens here on Friday, walked away with the Best Supporting Actress honour.

However, perhaps surprisingly, Steven Spielberg was beaten to Best Director by former Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow, whose 'Zero Dark Thirty' starring Jessica Chastain was the big success of the list.

The movie, which tells the behind-the-scenes story of how Osama Bin Laden was hunted down and killed was singled out by the critics for Best Film.

Irish Independent

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