Gary Oldman Wins Best Actor Oscar

Gary Oldman has been named Best Actor at this year’s Academy Awards.

The 59-year-old actor’s powerful turn as Winston Churchill in ‘Darkest Hour’ earned him the Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role statuette and he appeared emotional as he took to the stage at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre to accept the accolade on Sunday (04.03.18).

He said: “My deepest thanks to the academy for this glorious prize.

Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour/screenshot

“I’d like to salute Winston Churchill who has been marvellous company on what has been an incredible journey.

“The movies, such is their power, captivated a young man from South London and gave him a dream.”

Gary Oldman /Credit: by

And he ended by thanking his 99-year-old mother and telling her to get ready for a celebration.

He quipped: “Thank you for your love and your support. Put the kettle on, I’m bringing Oscar home.”

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