Could Brit Daniel Day-Lewis see a hat trick at the Oscars?

Daniel Day-Lewis is leading British acting hopes at the Oscars after he was nominated for Best Actor in US historical drama Lincoln.

A win would make it a hat-trick of best actor Oscar wins for the British-born star.

Daniel Day-Lewis after his Oscar win for There Will be Blood
Daniel Day-Lewis after his Oscar win for There Will be Blood Credit: PA

It is his fifth nomination in the category, which he won in 1989 for My Left Foot and in 2007 for There Will be Blood.

Also nominated is Naomi Watts, who was recognised for her role in Impossible with a nod in the best actress category.

And pop megastar Adele only received a nod for her Bond theme Skyfall.

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