Gary Oldman Continues to Rack Up ‘Darkest Hour’ Honors


Gary Oldman is set to receive another award for his role as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour at the Palm Springs International Film Festival next year (18).

The Dark Knight Rises star will be honored with the Desert Palm Achievement Award for his portrayal of the British Prime Minister at the Film Awards Gala on 2 January.

Gary Oldman brings to screen one of the most powerful performances of this year as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour,” Festival Chairman Harold Matzner says. “Portraying Britain’s steadfast leader during the tumultuous era of World War II, he has already earned rave reviews from critics and is sure to garner awards attention this season.”

Past recipients of the accolade include Bradley Cooper, Daniel Day-Lewis, Matthew McConaughey, Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, and Eddie Redmayne.

In addition to the Desert Palm Achievement Award honor, Oldman will also receive the Variety Award at the British Independent Film Awards and the Maltin Modern Master Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in California.

The actor is among the favorites to land the Best Actor Oscar next year.