January 8, 2018
Actor Gary Oldman took home his first Golden Globe Award in
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama category for his
portrayal of Winston Churchill in "Darkest Hour".
Oldman called for a change in the world while accepting his trophy at the award gala, held here on Sunday.
"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. I'm very proud of ‘Darkest Hour'," Oldman said.
"It illustrates that words and actions can change the world and boy-o-boy does it need some changing."
Oldman was up against Timothée Chalamet for "Call Me by Your Name", Daniel Day-Lewis for "Phantom Thread", Tom Hanks for "The Post" and Denzel Washington for "Roman J. Israel, Esq.". This was Oldman's first Golden Globe nomination and first win.
The actor also quoted his character in his acceptance speech, and thanked the whole team.
"Winston Churchill said, ‘My taste is very simple. I am easily satisfied with the very best'. And I am surrounded by the very best," Oldman said.
The 59-year-old had a special mention for his wife Gisele Schmidt, who was visibly emotional in the audience.