The British Gary Oldman, in the second nomination of his career, was crowned today as best actor in the 90th edition of the Oscars for his work in the film “The darkest moment”.
The other candidates in that field were Timothée Chalamet (“Call Me By Your Name”), Daniel Day-Lewis (“The invisible thread”), Daniel Kaluuya (“Let me out”) and Denzel Washington (“Roman J. Israel, Esq. . “).
“This award is glorious, the US has given me a lot: my home, my life, my family and, now, an Oscar,” said the interpreter, who was moved to remember his mother, who will soon be 99 years old.
“He will be seeing this from his sofa, thank you for your love and your support, put the boiler, which I bring the Oscar,” he added.
Actors such as Albert Finney, Brendan Gleeson, Richard Burton, Timothy Spall, Bob Hoskins and even Christian Slater previously put themselves in the shoes of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, but Oldman offers in “The darkest instant” the definitive portrait of the iconic politician Despite the layers of makeup and showing all their talent without falling into mere imitation.
Oldman achieves the victories after having previously been a candidate for “El topo”.
Churchill becomes, in turn, the second member of the British political class played in the cinema with an Oscar. The previous victory was for the incarnation of Benjamin Disraeli by George Arliss.