Academy Honors Retiring Daniel Day-Lewis With Small Farewell Happy Hour In Dolby Theatre Kitchen

LOS ANGELES—Honoring the esteemed actor’s many decades in the film industry with drinks and light appetizers, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences reportedly held a small farewell gathering in the Dolby Theatre kitchen Friday to celebrate the retirement of Daniel Day-Lewis. “I started working with Daniel about 25 years ago—man, that makes me feel old!” said director Martin Scorsese, causing partygoers—including Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Thomas Anderson, and a costume designer from 1996’s The Crucible—to chuckle as they snacked on chips and salsa, a platter of veggies with ranch dip, and Domino’s pizza provided by the Academy. “Back in those early days, I don’t think he had any idea what he was getting himself into. But my God, look at him now. How things have changed. I’m sure I speak for a lot of people here when I say, Danny boy, we’re gonna miss you, buddy!” Attendees confirmed a smiling Day-Lewis helped distribute slices from a sheet cake that read “Happy Retirement, Dan!” and shared his personal email with those present, encouraging everyone to stay in touch.

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