At the 85th Annual Academy Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role went to Daniel Day-Lewis for his role in Lincoln.
The nominees in the Best Actor category were:
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Denzel Washington, Flight
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Day-Lewis because the first actor in Academy Award history to win three Best Actor awards. The award was presented by to him by living legend Meryl Streep. Can the stage handle anymore glory?