Date: 25th February 2008
Daniel Day-Lewis has been named best actor at the Academy Awards for his powerful performance in oil prospecting drama There Will Be Blood.
The star, who has joint British-Irish citizenship, collected his award from Dame Helen Mirren, and joked about her performance in her film The Queen.
"This is the closest I'll ever come to getting a knighthood," he said.
Tilda Swinton was the UK's other big winner, taking best supporting actress for her role in Michael Clayton.
Source: Press Release