Gary Oldman's ex-wife, who says he abused her, condemns Oscar win

These three men's performances are leaps and bounds ahead of Oldman's in "Darkest Hour" - and they did it without the heaps of makeup that does most of the work in convincing viewers that Oldman is Winston Churchill.

So, just who is the wife of the projected Oscar victor? The last time that happened was when Ben Affleck's "Argo" (And, by the way, remember that?) won best picture in the 2012 race.

Gary Oldman, who is nominated for his role as Winston Churchill in The Darkest Hour, is widely considered the favorite to take home the Oscar this year.

And my pal Alison Janney, who I interviewed a couple of weeks ago, will win Best Supporting Actress for her role as figure skater Tonya Harding's monstrous mother in I, Tonya. The best director race will be won by the deserving Guillermo del Toro for "The Shape of Water", the film with the most nominations, 13.

Frances McDormand, Gary Oldman and The Shape of Water were the big winners at Sunday night's Oscars ceremony.

During a red carpet appearance in November, Oldman told reporters his wife had been with her ex for 20 years and share a 9-year-old son.

Tsuji's greatest achievement was creoating not a rubber mask, but a almost invisible layer of makeup and prosthetics - the most present, yet inconspicuous element on screen - that helped Oldman win a BAFTA award and an Oscar nomination.

He was eventually brought out of retirement by Oldman.

Tsuji shares: "When he reached out to me in 2016 and told me about this project, he said that if I could do the makeup for this show, he'd take the job".

'Sometimes I privately joke that we shall fight them in the Hollywood Hills, ' he added. "I wanted to make sure that what I created for the film was believable". He has worked on many movies, including one by the famed Japanese director Akira Kurosawa. "I saw it as a once in a lifetime opportunity". "Darkest Hour" is fine and worthy of recognition, but the best moments are when Oldman is on the screen.

"The hard part for this kind of make-up, [is that] the make-up has to be flawless".

He almost turned down the role because Churchill had been played by so many before, but Oldman said once he read the script and started researching Churchill, he found a personality that hadn't fully been explored. "The cameras they use these days capture so many details, so application must be meticulous".

"Blade Runner 2049" nabbed the prize for the Best Cinematography at the 90th Academy Awards, which was held on Sunday, March 4 at Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California.

  • Salvatore Jensen