The veteran British actor won the 2018 Academy Award for best actor Sunday night (March 4) for his portrayal of former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the World War II drama "Darkest Hour".
Joining Oldman, Day-Lewis and Kaluuya in the best actor category are Hollywood heavyweight Denzel Washington for Roman J Israel, Esq and newcomer Timothee Chalamet, 22, who would be the youngest ever victor of the category for Call Me By Your Name.
Frances McDormand, the odds-on favorite for Best Actress, predictably took home that trophy for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri". The 60-year-old actress was competing against Sally Hawkins, Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan and Meryl Streep.
Darkest Hour garnered six Oscar noms including Best Picture and won for Best Makeup and Hairstyling earlier tonight for work in turning Oldman into the spitting image Churchill.
Oldman concluded by acknowledging his mother, "who is older than the Oscar".
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Gay romance "Call Me by Your Name" won best-adapted screenplay and racial satire "Get Out" won best original screenplay.
Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway returned to the Oscars stage to present the final award of the night a year after the best picture fiasco when they mistakenly announced La La Land as the victor rather than Moonlight. He received high marks for his freshman hosting effort past year, highlighted by his casual handling of the end-of- ceremony flub that saw presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announcing "La La Land" as the victor of the best picture Oscar, when the prize actually went to "Moonlight". Officials noted that Cullinan was frequently on his cell phone backstage, even snapping a photo of best-actress victor Emma Stone as she walked off stage - around the time he should have been handing the best-picture envelope to Beatty. MORE: Unexpected moments that prove anything can happen at the Oscars Retired Lakers great Kobe Bryant won in the Animated Short Film category for "Dear Basketball", the film he wrote that was directed by Glen Keane, with a score by John Williams. This time, the correct winning film was announced, and "The Shape of Water" cast and crew thanked the public.
This was Gary Oldman's second nomination and his first ever Oscar.
It is possible history could be made at the ceremony.