Gary Oldman, who brought a new life to the character of Winston Churchill - a character that has been played time and again won the award for the Best Actor for Darkest Hour. Oldman saluted Winston Churchill, his fellow nominees, and his 99-year-old mother during his Best Actor acceptance speech.
Darkest Hour is the story of Winston Churchill’s “never surrender” speech and the dire Second World War circumstances that prompted it which also perfectly complements Dunkirk. Gary Oldman gives an impeccable performance as Winston Churchill in a gorgeously photographed, suspenseful World War II that showcases the intense tug-of-war between duty and morality.
Jane Fonda and Helen Mirren went up to present the best actor. They conveyed that though it would have been nice to see newcomers, Chalamet or Kaluuya take the award or veteran Daniel Day-Lewis, Gary Oldman is also a performer who deserves recognition for long.