Monday, April 26, 2021

Sir Anthony Hopkins Becomes The Oldest Man To Win An Oscar

 Anthony Hopkins won the Best Actor honor at Sunday’s Academy Awards for his starring role in The Father. 

TheGuardian

The 83-year-old made history with his second Oscar victory, becoming the oldest star to win an Academy Award for Best Actor award, after becoming the oldest Best Actor nominee when the 2021 Oscar nominations were announced in March.

This is Hopkins’ sixth Oscar nomination. He beat out fellow nominees Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal), Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), Gary Oldman (Mank), and Steven Yeun (Minari).

Presenter Joaquin Phoenix, who won the category last year for his performance in Joker, accepted the award on an absent Hopkins’ behalf.

Just before his win he tweeted a video of himself in a South Wales graveyard visiting his baker father’s tombstone. The actor wrote:

‘Richard Hopkins, my beloved father, resting in eternal peace…’ and recited ‘Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night’ by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, but couldn’t finish the words after becoming overcome with emotion saying: ‘God, I can’t do it, it’s too painful’.

After his no-show win on Sunday night, the award-winning actor shared a late acceptance video on Monday morning from Wales as he admitted that he ‘really did not expect’ his win.

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