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09:30 Sat Feb 2 2013
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Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe share a joke on the red carpet during the Australian premiere of 'Les Miserables'  in Sydney (Getty)
Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe share a joke on the red carpet during the Australian premiere of 'Les Miserables' in Sydney (Getty)

Daniel Day-Lewis may be the red-hot favourite for the best actor Oscar, but Hugh Jackman has at least one vote.

Jackman's Les Miserables co-star New Zealand-born Russell Crowe announced via Twitter he has voted for Jackman, declaring his performance in the musical as more difficult than Day-Lewis's portrayal of US President Abraham Lincoln.

"Voted Hugh Jackman as Best Actor for the Oscars," Crowe tweeted.

"The character arc, the degree of difficulty, way more responsibility than any other nominee."

After dominating all of the lead-up Hollywood awards, Day-Lewis is expected to win the third Oscar of his career at the Academy Awards ceremony on February 24 for his performance in the biopic, Lincoln.

Jackman is a distant second favourite.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, which decides the Oscars, has about 6000 voting members who are the elite of Hollywood.

Crowe may get into hot water with the Academy for announcing who he voted for - doing so is frowned upon by the academy.

 
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