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Friday 29 August 2014

Day-Lewis confirmed for Oscars

Esther Hayden

Published 26/02/2014 | 05:22

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Daniel Day-Lewis at last year’s Academy Awards, where he won the Best Actor award.

Wicklow-based actor Daniel Day-Lewis is no stranger to the Oscars, and this year will be no exception.

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Wicklow-based actor Daniel Day-Lewis is no stranger to the Oscars, and this year will be no exception.

This year though, instead of being in line for a coveted statuette, he'll be presenting one.

It has not yet been confirmed which gong he will be dishing out, but it is thought most likely that it will most likely present the Best Actress award, as per the tradition of the previous year's Best Actor winner handing out that particular prize.

The 56-year-old last year became the first actor in history to win three Academy Awards in the leading actor category.

He previously won the prize for his role in Irish hit My Left Foot in 1990, There Will Be Blood in 2007 and then last year won for his portrayal of Lincoln.

Joining Day-Lewis as confirmed Oscar presenters are leading ladies Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence, last year's Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress winners respectively.

There will be a strong Irish contingent at the Academy Awards in LA on March 2.

Kerry actor Michael Fassbender is up for an Oscar in the Best Supporting Actor category and U2 are in the mix for Best Original Song with Ordinary Love from Nelson Mandela biopic Long Walk to Freedom.

Philomena, which was filmed in Ireland, has also received a number of nominations, including Best Actress, Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.

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