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.
“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.”
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.”