Oscars 2018: Gary Oldman wins best actor

Gary Oldman

The 2018 Oscars best actor has been won by Gary Oldman on Sunday for his stunning portrayal of Winston Churchill as he became Britain’s prime minister in May 1940 in “Darkest Hour”
He bested a crowded field that included Timothee Chalamet (“Call Me by Your Name”), Daniel Day-Lewis (“Phantom Thread”), Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out”) and Denzel Washington (“Roman J. Israel, Esq”).
Also, Guillermo del Toro won the Oscar on Sunday for best director for “The Shape of Water,” his acclaimed fantasy about a mute janitor’s romance with a mysterious amphibian-man creature.
Accepting the award in Hollywood, the Mexican director declared himself an immigrant and hailed the power of cinema to “erase the line in the sand.”

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