SAG Awards 2018: Gary Oldman’s Win Has Not Gone Down Well With Timothee Chalamet Fans

Gary Oldman may have just added another gong to his collection this awards season, but not everyone is happy about it.

The actor picked up the prize for Outstanding Performance From A Male Actor at Sunday (21 January) night’s Screen Actor’s Guild Awards, although many felt it should have gone to Call Me By Your Name’s Timothee Chalamet.

Gary, who won the award for his role as Winston Churchill in the film ‘Darkest Hour’, subsequently faced a backlash from many Twitter users:

I’m honestly devastated by these awards. @CMBYNFilm was one of the best films I have ever seen. Timothée’s performance was gutting, raw, and piercing to the human soul. @RealChalamet#SAGAwards btw this is me looking at the awards shows as they steal my joy.— Just Like Crystal (@crystalortiz971) January 22, 2018
Mkay, but I’m gonna need Timothee Chalamet to win that Oscar though. Real talk.
timothée chalamet really lost to gary oldman again
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

January 22, 2018
Bummed that Timothee Chalamet didn’t win again, but we all have to agree that his time will come. He will be nominated for more roles and will go on to win numerous awards for them. His career is just getting started. It’s only up from here.?? @RealChalamet ❤️— Sarah Di Lorenzo (@sardilorenzo) January 22, 2018
‼️‼️Can people stop giving Gary Oldman best actor awards for Churchill over Timothee Chalamet and Daniel Kaluuya ‼️‼️
I think Gary Oldman’s makeup artist is the winner actually. Timothée Chalamet should win on strength of closing credit scene alone #SAGAwards Chalamet

January 22, 2018
#GaryOldman was good as #Churchill, it’s just that I strongly believe that #TimotheeChalamet’s performance was way better. I just don’t get the love that he’s getting. #SAGAwards

January 22, 2018
I’m sure #GaryOldman is fantastic in #Thedarkesthour but #TimotheeChalamet delivers one of the most accomplished performances I have seen in years in #CallMeByYourName

January 22, 2018
My joy for Sam Rockwell & Franny winning each time becomes so muted by each time Gary beats Timmy #sagawards#oscars break the cycle ? #GaryOldman#TimotheeChalamet

January 22, 2018
However, many of Gary’s fans were overjoyed to see his talent recognised: 
Now that’s a character actor who’s been extremely underrated for years. It was about time, now the Oscar is almost secure for Gary Oldman! #SAGawards
Gary Oldman was uncanny as Winston Churchill. Complete performance – couldn’t even tell it was him. Great performance in a good movie. #SAGAwards
It brings me joy to see Gary Oldman win. I loved him so much in Dracula that I watched it over and over on Pay Per View… blue & scrambled. #SAGAwards

January 22, 2018
Timothee has won wide-spread praise for his portrayal of Elio Perlman in ‘Call Me By Your Name’, but was also faced defeat by Gary in the same category at the Golden Globes earlier this month. 
During his SAG Awards acceptance speech, Gary became emotional, saying: “Thank you, SAG-AFTRA for this tremendous honor. I am honestly and truly thrilled and overjoyed to be in this room tonight, not only with my amazing fellow nominees, but my friends and peers.

“There are giants of acting in this room tonight. Two of them share my table: Geoffrey Rush and Richard Jenkins.

“Robert DeNiro, Morgan Freeman and of course the extraordinary, my old sparring partner, Denzel Washington.

“They are telling me to wrap up and that very sad music seems to follow me everywhere, so I will just say this, that Churchill reminds us we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give and you have given enormously tonight and I am so deeply, deeply honoured and proud to receive this magnificent award. God bless you all, thank you!”