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Gary Oldman Thanks ‘America’ In Oscars Speech – Crickets

Christian Datoc Audience Development Manager

Gary Oldman took home the Oscar for Best Actor at Sunday night’s 90th Academy Awards, but the Los Angeles audience withheld applause for one particular part of his thank you speech.

Oldman delivered a stellar performance as Winston Churchill in “The Darkest Hour,” and he earned applause when he thanked both the movie’s makeup team of Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick and his mother. His ode to his adopted country, America, resulted in crickets from the Hollywood elite.

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“I’ve 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,” Oldman said at the very beginning of his speech. “My home. My livelihood. My family and now Oscar.”

No applause.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: In this handout provided by A.M.P.A.S., Gary Oldman attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Sayles/A.M.P.A.S via Getty Images)

Gary Oldman attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Sayles/A.M.P.A.S via Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Actor Gary Oldman, winner of the Best Actor award for 'Darkest Hour,' poses in the press room during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Gary Oldman, winner of the Best Actor award for ‘Darkest Hour,’ poses in the press room during the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Gary Oldman attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party following the 90th Academy Awards at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California, on March 4, 2018. (JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)

Gary Oldman attends the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party following the 90th Academy Awards at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California, on March 4, 2018. (JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: In this handout provided by A.M.P.A.S., Gary Oldman attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Matt Petit/A.M.P.A.S via Getty Images)

(Photo by Matt Petit/A.M.P.A.S via Getty Images)

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