At long last, Gary Oldman has won the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in “The Darkest Hour.” And he couldn’t’ve been happier:
This is the best Oscar speech ever because he's just happy that he won. #Oscars
— neontaster ? (@neontaster) March 5, 2018
— Good Morning America (@GMA) March 5, 2018
But what made his speech especially poignant and unique was this:
— Mark Reiter (@MarkDReiter) March 5, 2018
"I've lived in America for a long time and I am deeply grateful" — Gary Oldman on winning Best Actor #Oscars
— Dave McNary (@Variety_DMcNary) March 5, 2018
Gary Oldman wins Best Actor. #Oscars90"I've lived in America for the longest time and I'm deeply grateful…for the gifts it has given me…my home..my life, my family and now Oscar"
— The Frame (@theframe) March 5, 2018
How refreshing to hear a celebrity stand on the Oscars stage and say something good about this country. Maybe Hollywood isn’t ready to hear something like that:
Oldman thanks America. And gets no applause.
— Just Karl (@justkarl) March 5, 2018
Their silence is says it all.
That’s horrible 🙁
— Sarah (@SohlerSarah) March 5, 2018
But for a lot of people, it’s a welcome change.
Props to Gary Oldman for thanking America when he accepted the Oscar for his role as Winston Churchill
— Tony Ramos (@tonyoramos1) March 5, 2018
Gary Oldman thanked America first and then Winston Churchill — most gracious #Oscars speech in years.
— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) March 5, 2018
Finally someone on the Oscars thanks America for all it has done for them instead of slamming our country! Thank you Gary Oldman! Job well done!
— Kristen Flabiano (@KristenFlabiano) March 5, 2018
Gary Oldman well deserved Oscar for his portrayal of Churchill.
He also appreciates what America has given him when it wasn’t necessary. Haven’t heard many American born film folks say the same. Well done to Gary. #Oscars
— jason wormser (@worm_66) March 5, 2018
Wow. Gary Oldman! Good for you for saying America gave you support for your dreams. #Oscars
— Pcesofeight (@Pcesofeight) March 5, 2018
Gary Oldman finally won his Oscar and was the first person I’ve seen actually thank AMERICA!!!!!!!! Wooo you go man ??????????
— Ben Davies (@BenDaviesActor) March 5, 2018
Finally! Thank God for Gary Oldman who’s thankful for the gifts America gave him. #Oscars2018
— Carl Jackson (@carljacksonshow) March 5, 2018
Congratulations to Mr. Oldman! America is fortunate to have you.