Gary Oldman wins best actor Academy Award

Lawrence Kim
March 5, 2018

HE is a Hollywood megastar in the running for an Oscar for his portrayal of Winston Churchill, but it wasn't always so glamorous for Gary Oldman. In addition to earning recognition from any number of critics' groups, Oldman's performance in director Joe Wright's film earned him the Golden Globe, the Screen Actors Guild Award, the Critics' Choice Award and the BAFTA Award, among others. He praised Churchill as he accepted his award, saying, "I would just like to salute Sir Winston Churchill who has been marvelous company on what can be described as an incredible journey".

He also thanked his 99-year-old mother, telling her, "thank you for your love and your support". Put the kettle on. "I'm bringing Oscar home". "There are certain parameters you have to work within because you're playing someone who has lived", Oldman told EW of his transformation into the historical icon.

The London-born actor is completely unrecognizable in his role as the stooping, bow-tied Churchill, his own features transformed by a facial prosthetic and hours in makeup and costumes.

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Gary Oldman wins best actor Academy Award

"Darkest Hour" will be released in Japan on March 30.

If anyone deserves an Oscar it's Gary Freakin' Oldman. Goldman has denied the accusations, made by his then-wife during divorce proceedings, and was never charged.

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