Daniel Day-Lewis to be Honored at Britannia Awards

Daniel Day-Lewis at the 2008 Academy Awards. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)

He’s a front-runner for an Oscar nomination for Lincoln, but Daniel Day-Lewis already has one trophy locked up, as he’s been announced 2012′s recipient of the prestigious Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film at the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards presented by BBC AMERICA on Wednesday, November 7. He joins the already announced fellow honorees Daniel Craig, Quentin Tarantino, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and video game designer Will Wright at the ceremony, which will broadcast on BBC AMERICA Sunday, November 11 at 8 pm ET (preceded by a pre-show at 7:30 pm ET).

“We are thrilled to bestow Daniel with this prestigious award,” said Britannia chairman Nigel Lythgoe. “His remarkable body of work ensures that this honor is more than well-deserved, and we are excited to include him among the other esteemed honorees of the evening.”

Day-Lewis won Academy Awards and BAFTAs for his performances in 1989′s My Left Foot and 2007′s My Left Foot. If he manages to score an Academy Award for his performance as the 16th president in Lincoln, he’d become the first actor in history to win three Best Actor Oscars. (Walter Brennan and Jack Nicholson both have three Oscars, but each had wins in the Supporting category to boost their totals. In Brennan’s case, all three of his wins.)

Some highlights from Daniel Day-Lewis’ filmography:

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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