GREENWICH-BORN actor Daniel Day-Lewis has picked up a Screen Actors Guild Award for his role in Lincoln.

Mr Day-Lewis picked up the awards' lead-acting honour.

"It occurred to me - it was an actor that murdered Abraham Lincoln," said the actor, a solid front-runner to join an exclusive list of three-time acting Oscar winners.

"And therefore, somehow it is only so fitting that every now and then an actor tries to bring him back to life again."

Anne Hathaway of Les Miserables and Tommy Lee Jones of Lincoln won the supporting-acting honours.

It was a brisk, businesslike evening as the actors union handed out honours to a predictable line-up of winners who generally had triumphed at earlier Hollywood ceremonies or past SAG shows.