Gary Oldman continues to dominate the award ceremonies as the actor recently took home his first Golden Globe as well as the SAG award for Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture. Gary, in his speech, said he had become “emotional,” and it’s a “tremendous honor” to be offered such veneration.
Gary shouted out to other actors and nominees including Geoffrey Rush, Richard Jenkins, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Denzel Washington.
Oldman channeled the philosophy of the late Winston Churchill when he said, “we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
Celebrity Insider reported last month that Gary was in talks for picking up several awards for his performance in Darkest Hour, where he portrays the great Winston Churchill during World War II.
Sources at the time said, “Gary is thrilled to be venerated like this.” In the past, Oldman has come under fire for making controversial statements at odds with the liberal ideology of Hollywood.
And while Gary took center stage, many eyes were on James Franco who was also nominated for the award. Last week, Franco didn’t show up to the 2018 Critics Choice Awards for his win of the Best Actor category following the sexual misconduct allegations against him.
As you may know, Ally Sheedy took to Twitter to criticize the committee’s choice, asking rhetorically, “how did James Franco get in?”
Three days after the controversial tweet, Franco appeared on Stephen Colbert’s late-night show and said he didn’t know what he did to upset Ally because their working relationship was tremendous.
When Oldman’s name was announced, James graciously applauded and appeared to be supportive. Other actors nominated for the title were Denzel Washington, Timothée Chalamet, and Daniel Kaluuya.