Gary Oldman takes the Oscar for his performance as Winston Churchill

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His ex-wife, Donya Fiorentino, accused Oldman of choking her and beating her with a telephone in front of their children, an allegation he denies. "And they really are vital individuals that you interact with - I've done motion capture, and you're in a gray void, with no costume and then they CG it on you later - so to lose that kind of connection, we really worked as a team".

Speaking to the Daily Mail newspaper, he said: "I can remember holding her hand as she walked me to school".

The 90th Academy Awards ceremony is underway in Hollywood at the Dolby Theatre; with proceedings once again host Jimmy Kimmel acting as a master of ceremonies at a gala event of the entertainment world. And now, he's an Oscar victor. MORE: Unexpected moments that prove anything can happen at the Oscars Retired Lakers great Kobe Bryant won in the Animated Short Film category for "Dear Basketball", the film he wrote that was directed by Glen Keane, with a score by John Williams.

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

Gary Oldman's son would like to clear the air once and for all regarding an alleged 2001 assault that has been dredged up before and since the 59-year-old actor's Oscar win on Sunday.

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For anyone who tuned in to E!'s red carpet coverage, there was a complete disconnect between the past five months of giving voice to survivors of sexual harassment and/or abuse and the network's decision to allow accused predator Ryan Seacrest to be the prominent face of the pre-show. This is despite having been recently accused of sexual abuse and assault by a former stylist. Her claims were investigated by the police, but no charges were filed. There was a lot of talk about celebrating women's achievements and honouring the #MeToo and Time's Up movements - but that was all it was.

Recall that Gary Oldman played in many cult films: "Dracula", "Shot in Dallas", "the Fifth element", "Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban" and others, but his first statuette he received just now.

In a lot of ways, though, the Academy did so well by taking a stand against the toxic boys club behavior that's permeated Hollywood for decades.

Gary was awarded full custody of Gulliver and Charlie after a lengthy legal battle which included the actor claiming his ex-wife was found by her daughter unconscious from a drug overdose, reports Newsweek. The controversy led to Affleck skipping this year's show.