Daniel Day-Lewis is the first actor in history to win three Oscars in the Best Actor category. Normally the Oscars only hand out two awards per individual in the higher non-technical categories. Merill Streep acknowledged that during her speech last year, and said that she probably wasn't going to win another Best Actress award in her lifetime.
Anyway, Day-Lewis won as expected. Congratulations, for creating the defining image of Lincoln for an entire generation of moviegoers .