“Last year, alleged sexual harasser Casey Affleck won Best Actor at the #Oscars”.
Elsewhere, awards were spread around, recognizing first-timers, LGBT issues and films inspired by other cultures.Gay romance “Call Me by Your Name” won best adapted screenplay,”A Fantastic Woman”, Chile’s groundbreaking story about a transgender woman won best foreign language film; and Mexican-inspired “Coco” was named best animated feature.
Two of the five nominees are Oscar winners, two are relative newcomers and the final is an actor whom a generation of moviegoers has a magical connection with despite his controversial past. “This is mine. We got it tonight, baby”. “Invite us to your offices – or come to ours – and we’ll tell you all about them”. She has since been described as ‘Hollywood’s cool, eccentric aunt who does community theatre and sneaks you a joint on your birthday’.
Oldman triumphed over Manville’s co-star Daniel Day-Lewis to win best actor, while Manville lost out on the supporting actress award to I, Tonya star Allison Janney. She plays Mildred Hayes, a foul-mouthed woman who rents three billboards in an attempt to shame the local authorities into solving her daughter’s murder. “So I was interested in her being locked out of her own humanity”.
McDonagh wrote the character of Mildred with McDormand in mind.
Here’s a look at Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role. Her filmmaker husband Joel Coen convinced her to say yes to the part. “He’s got years”, Oldman said. Since then the couple have collaborated on many films including “Fargo”, “Burn After Reading” and most recently “Hail, Ceaser!”.
The veteran actor also shared his dismay at the fact that very few young people were familiar with Churchill, recalling a survey that showed how clueless many “college people” were when asked about the former leader.
He said: “My deepest thanks to the academy for this glorious prize”.
GARY Oldman has revealed that he keeps a copy of Winston Churchill’s famous “fight on the beaches” speech with him at all times as he prepares for Oscar glory. This time, the correct winning film was announced, and “The Shape of Water” cast and crew thanked the public. Celebrities wore all black to the Golden Globes in solidarity with Time’s Up – though they quickly abandoned the dress code at the ensuing awards. Other contenders in the category were Denzel Washington for Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Oldman was previously Oscar-nominated for 2011 spy movie Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. From there, he took over, channeling Churchill’s vocal inflections and physical mannerism with eerie accuracy.
Darkest Hour and Phantom Thread had been shortlisted for 14 awards in nine categories and were both co-produced by Beijing-based company Perfect World Pictures, which signed a long-term US$500m deal with Universal Studios in 2016.