The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced the nominations for the 90th Academy Awards Thursday morning, and Darkest Hour recieved six nominations.
Gary Oldman who plays Winston Churchill in the film reacted to his Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role nomination.
“Firstly, I want to congratulate my fellow nominees, both in the acting categories and across the board. To be in such company is deeply, genuinely, humbling. To have the chance to play an iconic leader like Winston Churchill at this point in my career, was the opportunity of a lifetime and I am so happy that my colleagues and partners on this wonderful film have also been honored with nominations. I am overjoyed to be nominated, and proud to be part of this wonderful thing known as moviemaking,” said Oldman.
Darkest Hour is direct by Joe Wright, from Anthony McCarten’s screenplay, and stars Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup, and Ben Mendelsohn.
“We are so humbled and thrilled that the Academy recognized Darkest Hour with 6 nominations. In a world that seems to be yearning for true statesmanship, to see Churchill’s words and legacy resonate so strongly, not only with audiences worldwide, but now with our peers leaves us with full hearts today,” said Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, McCarten, and Douglas Urbanski in a joint statement.
The list of nominations:
Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Best Achievement in Cinematography
Best Achievement in Costume Design
Best Achievement in Production Design
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