Will Daniel Day-Lewis make Oscars history?
23 February 2013 Last updated at 09:00 GMT
British actor Daniel Day-Lewis could make Oscars history on Sunday night, if he wins a third Best Actor award for his role in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln.
Day-Lewis, whose previous victories were for his work in My Left Foot and There Will Be Blood, studied at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre school.
Tutors there, and his Hollywood peers, are full of praise for the actor's talent.
Tim Muffett reports.
Lincoln clips courtesy of 20th Century Fox