Gary Oldman has won the Oscar for Best Actor

Left to right Sam Rockwell Best Supporting Actor Frances McDormand winner of the Best Actress award Allison Janney winner of Best Supporting Actress and Gary Oldman winner of Best Actor for his role in Darkest Hour

Gary Oldman has won the Oscar for Best Actor

The 90th Academy Awards were supposed to celebrate the Time's Up and Me Too movements while empowering women who have been victims of sexual abuse by the powerful men in the entertainment industry. And now, he's an Oscar victor.

Oldman, 59, was also caught making controversial comments defending accused abusers Mel Gibson and Alec Baldwin in a 2014 Playboy interview.

And he ended by thanking his 98-year-old mother and telling her to get ready for a celebration.

Taking aim at not only Oldman but also Oscar victor National Basketball Association star Kobe Bryant, who'd been accused of rape in 2003, Fiorentino told TMZ, "Congratulations, Gary and congratulations to the Academy for awarding not one but two abusers with Oscars".

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It's as if neither man has a history of alleged harassment and abuse.

Still, let's not forget to celebrate the little wins: Ryan Seacrest might have been the most protected man at the Oscars yesterday after reporting for E! despite sexual harassment allegations, but he was avoided by damn near every single celebrity like an over-spray tanned bad smell.

McDormand, 60, whose character seemed to channel the anger of the #MeToo movement that has dominated Hollywood and beyond, asked all the female nominees - across directing, cinematography, costumes and some 20 other categories - to stand up in the audience and be recognised.

Fiorentino did file a police report with the LAPD but there was no arrest and Oldman was never charged. The critically acclaimed Darkest Hour received six Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling and Best Production Design. The controversy led to Affleck skipping this year's show. Breaking tradition, the show's producers asked Jodie Foster and Jennifer Lawrence to present. She accompanied him to the Oscars.

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"Well, if I called Nancy Pelosi a cunt - and I'll go one better, a fucking useless cunt - I can't really say that".

Oldman, 58, carried a number of "lucky charms" into the ceremony with him, including a copy of Churchill's famous, "We shall fight them on the beaches" speech.

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