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Gary Oldman Got Very Emotional Receiving SAG Award for Churchill Movie And Looks Set To Win Oscar

Gary Oldman Got Very Emotional Receiving SAG Award for Churchill Movie And Looks Set To Win Oscar

Gary Oldman picked up yet another award for his performance as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour last night. To be fair, basically everyone has been saying that his performance is amazing, and anyone who is willing to give themselves nicotine poisoning for their craft deserves a lot of recognition (don't try that at home, folks).

After picking up the Critic's Choice award, the Golden Globe, and now the Screen Actors Guild award he is pretty much a sure thing to win the Oscar for Best Actor in March.

The nominations aren't until tomorrow, but it could be a long couple of months for Oldman if last night is anything to go by.

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He was visibly emotional last night when he received the SAG award and seemed massively taken aback at winning.When collecting his award he said: "I've become emotional. Thank you, SAG-AFTRA for this tremendous honour.

"I am honestly and truly thrilled and overjoyed to be in this room tonight, not only with my amazing fellow nominees, but my friends and peers.

"There are giants of acting in this room tonight. Two of them share my table: Geoffrey Rush and Richard Jenkins.

"Robert DeNiro, Morgan Freeman and of course the extraordinary, my old sparring partner, Denzel Washington."

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He went on to quote Churchill and seemed genuinely overwhelmed by the honour of winning the award - his first ever at the ceremony.

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Gary Oldman accepts Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by a male actor. Credit: PA
Gary Oldman accepts Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by a male actor. Credit: PA
Gary Oldman: Winner of outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role for. Credit: PA
Gary Oldman: Winner of outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role for. Credit: PA

He continued: "They are telling me to wrap up and that very sad music seems to follow me everywhere, so I will just say this, that Churchill reminds us we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give and you have given enormously tonight and I am so deeply, deeply honoured and proud to receive this magnificent award. God bless you all, thank you."

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Darkest Hour tells the true story of Winston Churchill's early days as Prime Minister of the UK during the Second World War.

Churchill was forced to entertain the possibility of making a deal with Adolf Hitler, but chose to fight on despite all of the odds being stacked against him.

His decision (obviously) proved to be the correct one, and the Allies went on the defeat Hitler and win the war.

Geena Davis, presents Gary Oldman with the SAG award. Credit: PA
Geena Davis, presents Gary Oldman with the SAG award. Credit: PA
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Elsewhere, Frances McDormand won yet another Best Actress award for her performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and the whole cast of the film was honoured with the top prize - Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion Picture.

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Topics: TV and Film, gary oldman, Celebrity, UK Entertainment, US Entertainment, Oscars

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]