Brittania Awards: ‘Lincoln’ Star Daniel Day-Lewis Carries on ‘Empty Chair’ Theme (Photos)

Daniel Day-Lewis tells BAFTA’s Brittania Awards: “When I saw (Clint) talking to a chair in front of a room of strangers, I thought I have to try that”

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Daniel Day-Lewis was in the election spirit, carrying his own empty chair through the crowd to the stage Wednesday. He said he stayed up until 2 a.m. on election night, watching CNN's Wolf Blitzer and that he wanted to sneak in and out of Thursday night’s “Lincoln” premiere in case he’s held responsible for bringing down one of the most popular figures of the 19th century.Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for BAFTA