The movies awards season is heating up, as the best of the best gather in London this Sunday for the annual BAFTA awards. As one of the final stops on the road to the Academy Awards, its a big deal to be recognised at the BAFTAs, which attract attention from all over the world.
Amongst the glitz and glamour, the bookmakers have named Daniel Day-Lewis favourite to win the Best Actor Award for Lincoln, following his success at the Golden Globes in January. Being recognised in this category is special for any actor and this is Day-Lewis’ sixth nomination. Victory on Sunday would be his forth BAFTA win.
Daniel Day-Lewis is one of today’s Wild Geese. His father is of Irish descent and in 1993 Day-Lewis returned to Ireland, moving to Wicklow, where he has been able to centre himself:
‘I’ve always felt, more than any other place that I’ve been, that Wicklow is in harmony, complete harmony, with the demands that life has made’
He has realised Patrick Sarsfield’s dream of one day returning to Ireland. We celebrate this.
Daniel Day-Lewis’ success overseas and return to Ireland is a modern day telling of the story of The Wild Geese. Its what our brand celebrates. We’re looking forward to seeing the results this Sunday!