Like everyone else, I'm sure, I was stunned the first time I saw this image of Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln.
Day-Lewis is a brilliant actor in every role but Lincoln was truly the role he was born to play.
I finally saw the film today.
I cried when the vote was read.
And on the way home, I decided that Meryl Streep should have handed Day-Lewis two Oscars last Sunday. One statue doesn't seem enough to acknowledge his portrayal.
Brilliant. Beyond brilliant. Sublime.
And all due appreciation to Tony Kushner for his obsessive attention to accuracy on top of his eloquence.
And to Steven Spielberg, of course. The scene in the theater was perfection.