Gary Oldman's Son Defends His Dad Against Abuse Allegations

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On the Oscar red carpet, Ryan Seacrest continued to be E!'s primary host during the Oscar pre-show.

As expected, Britain's Gary Oldman won his first Oscar for playing World War II leader Winston Churchill in Warner Bros.' Darkest Hour, while Frances McDormand's woman in a vengeful fury was a popular best actress victor for Fox Searchlight's dark comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. "It's so nice seeing you again", said Beatty with a grin.

In 2001, the actor was accused of assaulting his then-wife, Donya Fiorentino, who vividly described an abusive incident involving the couple's children. Oldman at the time denied the allegations.

Gay romance Call Me by Your Name won best adapted screenplay, A Fantastic Woman, Chile's groundbreaking story about a transgender woman won best foreign language film; and Mexican-inspired Coco was named best animated feature. The criminal case was dropped when the accuser refused to testify, and a civil suit was settled out of court with no admission of guilt by the National Basketball Association star. The charge accuses Bryant of "sexual penetration or intrusion and (that) he caused submission of the victim through actual physical force", according to the district attorney. The terms of the settlement have not been disclosed. My home, my livelihood, and family, and Oscar. He isn't the only Oscar victor this year with an allegedly violent past.

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Some on Twitter celebrated Bryant for breaking grounds and crossing over from sports to filmmaking.

In the current social climate in Hollywood, allegations of rape or assault are believed to be instant career-enders. "Ok, got it", @ValerieGBowman tweeted. Obviously, you hear it and people say it", he said, explaining of awards, "It is not the most important thing in the world, but it is not nothing. Jimmy Kimmel is a joke and should be taken off TV. As luck would have it, majority are already available to see home. "Blade Runner 2049" nabbed the prize for the Best Cinematography at the 90th Academy Awards, which was held on Sunday, March 4 at Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California. But some were disturbed to see Oldman win the award on a night that celebrated the empowerment of women with the Time's Up and #MeToo movements taking center stage.

Although Kathleen couldn't be there in person to see her son accept his first Oscar, he revealed she was watching the ceremony at home. "Talk about Hollywood hypocrisy", another viewer pointed out.

Actor Lesley Manville has said that she is not "sour-faced" after her ex-husband Gary Oldmans Best Actor win at the Academy Awards 2018.

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