James Craig named Actor’s Choice by the Oscars

Daniel Craig receives the same royal award as his famous character James Bond.

The British actor, 42, was named Actor’s Choice by the Oscars.

Craig said on his official Twitter account: “I am honoured to receive the ‘Actor’s Choice’ in recognition of my continued commitment to creating the perfect man in the ‘Bond’ franchise.”

The star, who has played 007 for three decades, appeared with wife Penelope Cruz and their son Archie in the ceremony.

The star, who had just filmed in the US, was nominated for the Golden Globe for best drama actor for his role in the film. He lost to Paul Giamatti for his role as the ex-cop turned hitman in Silver Linings Playbook, as did the other nominees.

In addition, he won the Best Actor award for the same role at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

The award, handed out in Hollywood and given by the Motion Picture Country Association, and the Screen Actors Guild, recognises actors’ achievements in motion pictures.

Craig was one of seven Golden Globe nominees from the US.

The others were Sandra Bullock in Gravity, Matt Damon in The Bourne Identity, Mark Ruffalo in The Blind Side, Kevin Spacey in The Usual Suspects and Hugh Grant in The King’s Speech.

“When I heard that James was up for an award, I was over the moon,” Bullock said of his leading man.

“I love being an actor but I also love being an American. I think it’s only right that Americans are recognised for the incredible contribution they make to film.”

Bullock, a veteran of 30 years on screen, is taking two months off from acting to recover from a nasty stomach virus.

Damon, who turned 50 on Thursday (Jan 2) and has been nominated twice for best actor Golden Globes, said: “It’s a wonderful thing. I’m very humbled. I’ve never won anything

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