In February, as Oscar buzz grew around Oldman, Fiorentino gave an interview to the U.K.'s Mail on Sunday, again reiterating her claims that the actor physically abused her during the course of their four-year marriage. In response, Gulliver Oldman, Gary and Fiorentino's son, penned an open letter passionately defending his father.
"In the case of my father, there is only innocence".
"I always look for the boy, the little boy in there".
Elsewhere, awards were spread around, recognising first-timers, LGBT issues and films inspired by other cultures.
British actor Oldman - who will be 60 later this month - thanked several people including his mother, whom he said will be "99 years young" this year and who watched the show "from the comfort of her sofa".
The British actor picked up one of the awards ceremony's most coveted prizes on Sunday, but the conversation surrounding his win has largely been dominated by Fiorentino's allegations. "I thought it wasn't going to work", Get Out director and screenwriter Jordan Peele said.
Oldman has denied the accusations, saying Fiorentino's account was "replete with lies, innuendos and half-truths". As the Washington Post reported, no charges were filed, and a judge awarded Oldman sole custody of the couple's two children.
Contrast that against the fact that #MeToo founder Tarana J. Burke was present at the awards ceremony, along with Mira Sorvino, Ashley Judd, and others who have come forward with their own allegations of sexual assault and harassment. One eagle-eyed reporter managed to capture Gary Oldman's very relatable uncoordinated moment - and his very quick recovery. "What happened to the #MeToo movement?" she said. As part of the settlement agreement, Bryant issued an apology through his attorney, stating that "although I truly believe this encounter between us was consensual, I recognise now that she did not and does not view this incident the same way I did". 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. "I never knew he could dance and sing". "This torment should have ended 16 years ago. There are highs and lows in your career - it's a high, you enjoy it and then someone else is there next year".
We've all been there, and this just makes us like Gary more.