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When Oscars were Oscars.

On This Day in History tweetz:

On this day 30 years ago – 26 March 1990 – My Left Foot won two Oscars: Best Actor for Daniel-Day Lewis (right) and Best Supporting Actress for Brenda Fricker (left).

Day-Lewis began his acceptance speech by saying, “You’ve just provided me with the makings of one hell of a weekend in Dublin.”

Any excuse.

Best Actor Oscar; clockwise from left, My Left Foot (1990); There Will Be Blood (2008) and Lincoln (2013)

“Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor,” Leslee Dart, a spokeswoman for Mr. Lewis said in a statement released on Tuesday. “He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years. This is a private decision and neither he nor his representatives will make any further comment on this subject.”

Leslee Dart, spokeswoman for Daniel Day lewis Lewis


Daniel Day-Lewis Announces Retirement From Acting (New York Times)



Barry Cahill writes:

I thought that this is fairly suitable for the site. Daniel Day lewis speaking [at the Ireland American Fund dinner in New York] this week about the Wicklow Hospice and introducing their Chairperson for Fundraising (I’ve to declare an interest – it’s my mum). Just thought I’d flag it as it’s a touching introduction, and I know the charity are always keen for as much publicity as possible.


Wicklow Hospice Foundation



They’ll be dancing in the streets of Annamoe tonight.

Daniel Day Lewis collects his Best Actor Oscar for Lincoln last night to add to his wins for My Left Foot (top left) in 1989 and ‘There Will Be Blood’ (top right) in 2007.

Day Lewis Wins Best Actor To Make Oscar History (Telegraph)

Oscar winners:

Best Picture: “Argo”
Director: Ang Lee (“Life of Pi”)
Actress: Jennifer Lawrence (“Silver Linings Playbook”)
Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis (“Lincoln”)
Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway (“Les Miserables”)
Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz (“Django Unchained”)
Original Screenplay: “Django Unchained”
Adapted Screenplay: “Argo”
Animated Short Film: “Paperman”
Animated Feature Film: “Brave”
Foreign Language Film: “Amour”
Documentary Feature: “Searching for Sugar Man”
Documentary Short: “Inocente”
Live Action Short: “Curfew”
Cinematography: “Life of Pi”
Visual Effects: “Life of Pi”
Costume Design: “Anna Karenina”
Makeup and Hairstyle: “Les Miserables”
Production Design: “Lincoln”
Best Editing: “Argo”
Sound Editing: “Zero Dark Thirty” and “Skyfall”
Sound Mixing: “Les Miserables”
Original Score: “Life of Pi”
Original Song: “Skyfall” by Adele.


Daniel and ‘Abe’ at The Savoy cinema, Dublin this evening for the Irish premiere of Lincoln.


From top: Katie Taylor, Edge, Sally Field (with Shane Mac Gowan in the wings); President Higgins; Bono and Ali Hewson;  Spielberg and fan; Chris de Burgh with Diane de Burgh (left) and Rosanna Davison; Day Lewis and fans; Bono and Ali Hewson with Paul McGuinness and Kathy Gilfillan; Dan and fan photo; Dan, Squee and Sabina; Daniel Day Lewis.

Pics 1-5, Emily. Pics 5-12: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland)