SPEECH BY: Gary Oldman
FILM: "Darkest Hour"
Well, my deepest thanks to the Academy and its members for this glorious prize. I owe this and so much more to so many. I have lived in America for the longest time, and I am deeply grateful to her for the loves and the friendships I have made and the many wonderful gifts it has given me: my home, my livelihood, my family and now Oscar. The movies, such is their power, captivated a young man from South London and gave him a dream. And Douglas Urbanski, my dear, dear friend and brother, you have helped keep that dream alive. Joe Wright, thank you for this. It only took 20 years for us to work together, but it was well worth the wait. Thank Kazu, Lucy, David for your artistry. Thank you everyone at Working Title and Universal Focus for your herculean efforts and support on this film. Thank you, Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten. Danny(?) and her amazing team, and of course, Jim Osborne. I would just like to salute Sir Winston Churchill who has been marvelous company on what can be described as an incredible journey. And my wife Gisele, for travelling that road with me and being at my side. Thank you, Alfie, Gullie, Charlie, William. My remarkable, remarkable fellow nominees and my dear friend out there, Denzel. And obviously I'm not going to win the ski. I would like to thank my mother who is older than the Oscar. She is 99 years young next birthday. And, she is watching this ceremony from the comfort of her sofa. I say to my mother, thank you for your love and support. Put the kettle on, I'm bringing Oscar home.
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