Daniel Day-Lewis coming to Sanders Theatre for American Academy of Arts and Sciences induction

President Abraham Lincoln, left, actor Daniel Day-Lewis, who plays him in the new Steven Speilberg movie, “Lincoln.” Day-Lewis is being inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences this weekend. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
President Abraham Lincoln, left, actor Daniel Day-Lewis, who plays him in the new Steven Speilberg movie, “Lincoln.” Day-Lewis is being inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences this weekend. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis is among a slew of celebs — noted scientists, scholars, authors, artists, and businesspeople — who’ll be inducted this weekend into the Cambridge-based American Academy of Arts and Sciences. We’re told Day-Lewis, who plays the title character in director Steven Spielberg’s soon-to-be-released “Lincoln,” will, in fact, be at Sanders Theatre for the ceremony, as will several of his fellow inductees: historian David Blight, TV anchor Judy Woodruff, philanthropists Daniel and Joanna Rose; volcanologist Katharine Cashman, Amherst College president Carolyn “Biddy” Martin, BU biomedical engineering professor James Collins, Supreme Court advocate Maureen Mahoney, biologist Margaret McFall-Ngai, chemist James Fraser Stoddart, oncologist Brian Druker, mathematician Steven Strogatz, wealthy business executive Penny Pritzker, baritone Thomas Hampson, geneticist Richard Lifton, and financier Sanford Weill. The academy, created by John Adams and John Hancock, among others, includes more than 170 Nobel laureates and 50 Pulitzer Prize winners. At last year’s ceremony, singer Paul Simon was inducted and surprised the audience by playing “American Tune’’ from his 1973 LP “There Goes Rhymin’ Simon.’’

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