Daniel Day-Lewis Oscar: Best Actor At Academy Awards Announced

Daniel Day Lewis' Oscar night ended with a bang.

Day-Lewis won Best Actor at the 85th annual Academy Awards on Sunday night.

The win was a historic one for Day-Lewis. The Best Actor award is his third overall, giving him more Oscars in the category than any actor in the history of the Academy Awards. Marlon Brando, Gary Cooper, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Fredric March, Jack Nicholson, Sean Penn and Spencer Tracy all won two Best Actor awards.

Day-Lewis previously won Oscars for "My Left Foot" and "There Will Be Blood." He earned this latest trophy for playing Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln."

Day-Lewis' Oscar came at the expense of Bradley Cooper ("Silver Linings Playbook"), Hugh Jackman ("Les Miserables"), Joaquin Phoenix ("The Master") and Denzel Washington ("Flight"). The "Lincoln" star was a favorite during awards season, winning Best Actor awards from the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA.

"I've received more than my fair share of good fortune in my life," Day-Lewis said while accepting the award.

Last year, Jean Dujardin won Best Actor for "The Artist."

For more on the Oscars' 2013 ceremony, including a full list of Academy Awards winners, check out the live blog below.

Daniel Day-Lewis and his three Oscar wins