- Gary Oldman also won the Golden Globe and a BAFTA this year
- He played the role of Winston Churchill in the film
- This was Gary Oldman's second Oscar nomination
This was Gary Oldman's second nomination and his first ever Oscar. He was nominated in the Best Actor category in 2012 for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
Darkest Hour also bagged the Oscar for Best Makeup And Hair - after all, Gary Oldman was barely recognizable.