The 90th Academy Awards was a night full of dreams coming true. Veteran actor Gary Oldman took home the prestigious Oscar for Best Actor for his brilliant performance as Sir Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour. After countless brilliant performances and a career spanning four decades, Gary Oldman went home with his first ever Oscar.
After receiving his award, Gary Oldman took his time to thank everyone who made his career and this movie possible. He said, “I owe this and so much more to so many. I’ve lived in America for the longest time and I am deeply grateful to her for the loves and the friendships I have made and the many wonderful gifts it has given me – my home, my livelihood, my family and now Oscar. The movies, such is their power, captivated a young man from south London and gave him a dream. And Douglas Urbanski, my dear, dear friend and brother, you have helped keep that dream alive. Joe Wright, thank you for this, it only took 20 years for us to work together. But it was well worth the wait.”
Gary Oldman, who played the role of Sir Winston Churchill, further added, “I would like to salute Sir Winston Churchill who has been a marvellous company on what can be described as an incredible journey and my wife Gisele for traveling that road with me and being at my side.”
Lastly, Gary Oldman concluded saying, “I’d like to thank my mother who is older than the Oscar, she is 99 years young next birthday and she’s watching the ceremony from the comfort of her sofa. I say to my mother thank you for your love and support, put the kettle on, I’m bringing Oscar home.”