Daniel Day-Lewis wins leading actor BAFTA for "Lincoln"

LONDON Sun Feb 10, 2013 4:20pm EST

Actor Daniel Day-Lewis poses as he arrives for the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London February 10, 2013. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT HEADSHOT) (BAFTA-ARRIVALS)

Actor Daniel Day-Lewis poses as he arrives for the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London February 10, 2013.

Credit: Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT HEADSHOT) (BAFTA-ARRIVALS)

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LONDON (Reuters) - British actor Daniel Day-Lewis won the BAFTA award for leading actor on Sunday for the title role in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln".

Day-Lewis had already won a Golden Globe and other prestigious U.S. awards for the role. He is also nominated for what would be his third Oscar.

(Reporting By Estelle Shirbon, editing by Paul Casciato)

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