Gary Oldman Wins First-Ever Golden Globe Award for Portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour

See what the actor had to say in his speech at the award show on Sunday

By Jess Cohen Jan 08, 2018 4:04 AMTags
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Congratulations to Gary Oldman!

The 59-year-old actor won his first-ever Golden Globe Award on Sunday. Oldman won the award for Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama at the 2018 Golden Globes for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in the film the Darkest Hour.

The actor was up against Phantom Thread's Daniel Day-Lewis, Roman J. Israel Esq.'s Denzel Washington, Call Me By Your Name's Timotheé Chalamet and The Post's Tom Hanks for the award.

During his speech, the actor said, "Well I feel very humbled and surprised to have been asked to this stage. I would like to congratulate my fellow nominees for your beautiful work, I am in very fine company this evening indeed."

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After thanking the cast and crew on the Darkest Hour, Oldman thanked his wife, Gisele Schmidt, "who put up with my crazy for over a year."

He continued, "She would say to friends, I go to bed with Winston Churchill but I wake up with Gary Oldman...which I suppose is better than the other way around."