Daniel Day-Lewis won the male actor in a leading role prize at the 19th Screen Actors Guild Awards for his starring role as the 16th president in Steven Spielberg's historical epic "Lincoln."
In winning the SAG honor, Day-Lewis beat out John Hawkes from “The Sessions,” Hugh Jackman in “Les Misérables,” Bradley Cooper for “ Silver Linings Playbook” and Denzel Washington for “Flight.”
Day-Lewis, known for his perfectionist preparation, is no stranger to the winner’s circle.
In addition to his lead actor Oscar nomination for “Lincoln,” where he is considered the heavy favorite, he has been shortlisted for the leading acting Academy Award four previous times, winning the Oscar statuette for 2007’s “There Will Be Blood” and 1989’s “My Left Foot.”
He previously won two SAG awards for male actor in a leading role, for 2002's "Gangs of New York" and "There Will Be Blood." Earlier in the evening, Tommy Lee Jones won the male actor in a supporting role prize for his work in "Lincoln" as Rep. Thaddeus Stevens.