Los Angeles, Feb 25: Daniel Day-Lewis has won the lead actor Oscar for his portrayal of assassinated US President Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln' at the 85th Academy Awards.
With this win, the 55-year-old actor has become the first person to win three lead Oscars, the LA Times reported.
Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Ingrid Bergman and Walter Brennan have also won three Academy Awards but theirs is a mix of both the lead and supporting categories.
The British actor also won the Golden Globe and awards from the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), along with many critics prizes.
He beat Bradley Cooper - 'Silver Linings Playbook,' Hugh Jackman in 'Les Miserables,' Joaquin Phoenix - 'The Master' and Denzel Washington in 'Flight.' (ANI)