“Lincoln” and Daniel Day Lewis are a hit with Billings Gazette readers, who picked both the film and the actor to win Oscars at the Feb. 24 Academy Award ceremony.
Fifty-one percent of the voters in The Billings Gazette Movie Award Contest picked “Lincoln” to win it. “Argo” came in second with 25 percent of the readers picking the Ben Affleck-directed film.
At the Golden Globes, “Argo” won for Best Drama and “Les Miserables” won for Best Musical or Comedy.
Eighty-six percent of the Gazette readers’ votes went to Daniel Day-Lewis for his portrayal of Lincoln, leaving Hugh Jackman with a mere 8 percent for second place.
The Best Actress category was much closer between Jessica Chastain for her work in “Zero Dark Thirty” winning 44 percent of the votes and Jennifer Lawrence from “Silver Linings Playbook” coming in second with 36 percent of the Gazette readers’ votes.
Daniel Day Lewis walked away with a Golden Globe win for Best Actor in a Drama, Chastain took the drama category for best actress and Lawrence picked up a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical.
There is still time to enter the Billings Gazette Movie Award contest. Go to billingsgazette.com/movieawards and make your picks by noon Feb. 24. Cash prizes are $100 for first place, $75 for second, and $50 for third place.