Darkest Hour (movie)
Darkest Hour is a 2017 war drama movie directed by Joe Wright and written by Anthony McCarten. It is set in May 1940. It stars Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill. It is about Churchill's early days as prime minister during the Second World War. The movie also stars Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn, Stephen Dillane, and Ronald Pickup.
It began a limited release in the United States on 22 November 2017, followed by general release on 22 December, and was released on 12 January 2018 in the United Kingdom. It had strong positive reviews.
Oldman won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Churchill. At the 90th Academy Awards, the movie earned six nominations, including Best Picture, and won for Best Actor and Best Makeup and Hairstyling.
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