Gary Oldman Wins Best Lead Actor At Oscars

Kelvin Reese
March 7, 2018

Three of the night's big winners arrive next week. The less popular Razzie saw Dwayne Johnson winning an award too. Outside of determining what to do to fend off and defeat the Nazis, Churchill is battling a war inside his own government as his colleagues are working against him and toward finding a peaceful resolution with Adolf Hitler.

Oldman initially did not agree to take up the role as he was unsure about how physically convincing he would appear as Churchill. "I owe this and much more to so many", Oldman said in his acceptance speech. But for some entertainment fans, the 59-year-old actor's win marks the "Darkest Hour" of the #metoo era. Same year she tied the knot with Joel and in 1995 the two adopted a son from Paraguay, Pedro McDormand Coen.

In an uncharacteristic move for the Academy, almost all of 2018's Best Actress nominees appear in films also nominated for Best Picture (I, Tonya's Robbie being the only exception) amid an awards season stretch that has seen industry voters rally around diverse voices in filmmaking (from Lady Bird's Greta Gerwig to Get Out's Jordan Peele). Chalamet plays Elio, a 17-year-old teenage boy who falls in love with and starts a relationship with his father's research assistant, 24-year-old Oliver, while in northern Italy during the summer of 1983. His life changes with the arrival of Oliver, a doctoral student who comes to Elio's father who offers an annual internship.

The joke helped break the looming tension from a torrent of sexual misconduct allegations that have roiled the film industry since legions of mostly female victims broke their silence in recent months to shed light on long-cloaked abuses of power and gender bias.

Fiorentino has since spoken out about her ex-husband's Oscar win - and, as to be expected, she was less than thrilled.

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Gary Oldman's mother was his "first champion" and encouraged his acting ambitions.

We use cookies to give you the best experience on our website and bring you more relevant advertising. However, that's not the main reason why he gets my vote.

Not everyone is happy for the Darkest Hour star.

Let's not allow Oldman's work - some say it's the best role of his career - to overshadow the film itself.

"Who wants to wish me congratulations?" he asked fellow revelers who were walking by, before posing for several selfies. "Blade Runner 2049" nabbed the prize for the Best Cinematography at the 90th Academy Awards, which was held on Sunday, March 4 at Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California.

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