Gary Oldman won big at the Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday — and fans of Call Me by Your Name are not pleased.
Oldman, 59, was honored with the trophy for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role, besting category competitiors James Franco (The Disaster Artist), Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esq.), and Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name).
The win follows Oldman's triumph at the Golden Globes, where he garnered Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama, as well as the Critics Choice Awards, where he got Best Actor. The successive victories for his leading role in Darkest Hour, in which he portrays Winston Churchill, have cemented him as the frontrunner in the Oscar race for Best Actor.
For those who loved Call Me by Your Name — the critically acclaimed coming-of-age tale starring Chalamet and Armie Hammer as lovers in northern Italy — Oldman's success at the SAG Awards is a disheartening turn of events.
Early in the awards race, Chalamet, 22, gained steam by winning a Gotham Award for Breakthrough Actor. But the lack of awards recognition since has left Chalamet's and the film's Oscar prospects in doubt.
Fans turned to social media to express their greivances that Chalamet was "robbed." Others pointed to a resurfaced report that Oldman's ex-wife accused him of assault in 2001 — allegations he's denied.
Daniel Kaluuya and Timothee Chalamet were both graciously trying to contain how upset they were losing that award. Both deserved it immensely more than Gary Oldman. #SAGAwards
— Marco the Cat (@marcoglinbizzi) January 22, 2018
— ashley (@revofash) January 22, 2018
TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET GAVE A VULNERABLE, LAYERED, AND EMOTIONALLY COMPLEX PERFORMANCE IN CALL ME BY YOUR NAME BUT HE KEEPS LOSING TO GARY OLDMAN???? GOOD MAKEUP AND AN ACCENT DOES NOT EQUAL GREAT ACTING GOODBYE pic.twitter.com/LOXgWJQBPk
— Lily St. Laurent (@lilystla) January 22, 2018
every time gary oldman wins an award over timothée chalamet a fairy loses its wings
— emma lord (@dilemmalord) January 22, 2018
I'm disappointed the lock in for Best Actor at the Oscars is Gary Oldman. Again, Timothee Chalamet gives a once in a lifetime performance. Winston Churchill was wrongly imitated as a screaming drunkard #Oscars2018
— Tony Tony Bo Bony (@UmActuallyTony) January 22, 2018
whenever im sad i think about how timothée chalamet’s golden globe is being wasted and serving a life as gary oldman’s paperweight and then i get sadder
— ria. (@pol4roidkid) January 22, 2018
Me knowing full well Gary Oldman is beating Timothée Chalamet again. pic.twitter.com/Q4yxv2veo0
— Mikey Flores (@Flo_Mikey) January 12, 2018
Given the travesty that was the #GoldenGlobes not giving #TimotheeChalamet his award, I'll just slide this @ira piece in here...I mean, are we gonna do this shit a second yr in a row?
Gary Oldman: The Oscar Frontrunner With a Dark Past https://t.co/liJmEc8x8a via @thedailybeast
— Rebecca Bodenheimer (@rmbodenheimer) January 8, 2018
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