BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (CBS) -- Daniel Day-Lewis was honored at the annual BAFTA Britannia Awards in Beverly Hills on Wednesday (November 7). The British-born Oscar winner, who was on hand to be awarded with the Stanley Kubrick Britannia award for Excellence in Film, was in a celebratory mood after the U.S. Presidential election.
Day-Lewis walked up on stage with an empty chair, and in reference to Clint Eastwood's similar schtick at the Republican National Convention, thanked an invisible President Barack Obama for winning re-election.
"I'm so extremely grateful and glad that, taking time out of his very busy schedule, the recently re-elected president of this country was able to make it here tonight. I know as an Englishman that it's absolutely none of my business, but I'm so very grateful that it was you," laughed Day-Lewis.
The 2012 Britannia Awards were hosted by Alan Cumming, and also honored Daniel Craig, Quentin Tarantino and South Park's Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The awards show will air on BBC America on Sunday, November 11.