DDaniel Day-Lewis has been named Best Actor by the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC).

The 55-year-old actor was recognised by the organisation in their annual awards for his portrayal of US President Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's biopic 'Lincoln' - which recounts the iconic public figure's final months in office rather than re-creating his whole life.

'Mrs. Doubtfire' actress Sally Field, who plays Lincoln's wife Mary Todd in the feature, has also won an award for the film, winning Best Supporting Actress, while screenwriter Tony Kushner was awarded Best Screenplay for his work on the movie.

Another triple winner at the ceremony was director Kathryn Bigelow's action film 'Zero Dark Thirty', taking home Best Director, Best Cinematography for Greig Faser's work and Best Film.

British beauty Rachel Weisz, who is married to James Bond actor Daniel Craig, was awarded Best Actress for her role as judge's wife Hester Collyer alongside Tom Hiddleston in 'The Deep Blue Sea'.

The New York Film Critics Circle was founded in 1935 and a panel of critics from newspapers, magazines, and qualifying online general-interest publications choose the winners for their annual awards.

Full list of New York Film Critics Circle award winners:

Best First Film: David Franch, 'How to Survive the Best Non-Fiction Film (Documentary): 'Central Park Five'

Best Cinematography: Greig Fraser, 'Zero Dark Thirty'

Best Supporting Actress: Sally Field, 'Lincoln'

Best Supporting Actor: Matthew McConaughey, 'Magic Mike' and 'Bernie'

Best Animated Film: 'Frankenweenie'

Best Foreign Film: 'Amour'

Best Actress: Rachel Weisz, 'The Deep Blue Sea'

Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, 'Lincoln'

Best Screenplay: Tony Kushner, 'Lincoln'

Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, 'Zero Dark Thirty'

Best Film: 'Zero Dark Thirty'