- Gary Oldman won his first-ever Golden Globe
- "I was surrounded by the very best," he said
- Gary Oldman had earlier claimed that the Golden Globe awards are 'bent'
Some years after he described the Golden Globes as 'meaningless' and 'bent' and compared it unfavourably to the Oscars and the BAFTAs, Gary Oldman found himself the man of the moment, finally. He didn't gloss over it in his speech. "I feel very humbled and surprised to have been asked to this stage," he said, "I would like to congratulate my fellow nominees for your beautiful work. I'm in very fine company this evening indeed."
He was also quick to focus on the merits of his role. "Winston Churchill said, 'My taste is simple, I'm easily satisfied by the very best.' And I was surrounded by the very best," he said.
He also thanked team Darkest Hour and his wife. "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," Gary Oldman said.
"I am very proud of Darkest Hour. It illustrates that words and actions can change the world and boy oh boy does it need changing. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and thank you Winston Churchill," Gary Oldman concluded.
Watch Gary Oldman's full speech here.
Watch the old interview here.
This picture of Gary Oldman, watching Frances McDormand win the Best Actress - Drama award for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, was tweeted by the Golden Globes official Twitter account.
The 75th Golden Globe awards were held in Beverly Hills, California on Sunday. The event was hosted by Seth Meyers.
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