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Friday 18 April 2014

Field: Day-Lewis deserves awards

Sally Field reckons it's normal for actors to stay in character

Daniel Day-Lewis is a "wonderful" man, his Lincoln co-star Sally Field has said.

The two-time Oscar-winning actress, whose performance as his screen wife Mary Todd Lincoln has won her an Oscar nod for best supporting actress, poured compliments on Daniel as he received the Montecito award at the Santa Barbara film festival for his role as former US president Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's historical drama.

"I'm very proud to be a part of this film so any recognition that comes to this film, I'm proud of it. He's just bliss. He's a wonderful, wonderful man and I adore him," she said.

Daniel, who also scooped best actor at the Screen Actor Guild Awards, remains a hot favourite to win the Oscar award in the best actor category, where his rivals include Bradley Cooper, Denzel Washington, Hugh Jackman and Joaquin Phoenix.

Sally said that Daniel's method acting is no different to any other actor's - and revealed that she still shares an inside joke with Tom Hanks, whom she worked with in Forrest Gump.

"I don't know any actor that doesn't stay in character so I don't know why everyone talks about Dan's. I don't know anybody that doesn't do that," she continued.

"Tom Hanks is still calling me 'Momma' and I tell him, 'Tom, we wrapped that movie up already for God's sake. Will you get over it?' So every actor does."

Ben Affleck, who starred in and directed political thriller Argo, received the Modern Master award from Good Will Hunting co-writer Matt Damon at the film festival, which runs until February 4.

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