Tom Hardy has thrown his weight behind Gary Oldman's Oscar campaign - saying his nomination is long overdue.
The two Brits starred together in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, for which Gary received a best actor nod.
Tom said the news was "amazing" but that his co-star didn't need an Academy Award to prove himself.
He said: "I think it's amazing, it's about time actually. The official answer is that I'm 110 per cent behind him, I think he deserves it.
"The other side of it is that he doesn't need an award because he is the best actor ever."
The two will also appear on screen together in The Dark Knight Rises, in which Tom plays villain Bane and Gary reprises his role as Jim Gordon.
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