Anthony Hopkins Makes History With Surprise Best Actor Wins At The Oscars 2021

And the winner is…

On Sunday April 25th Anthony Hopkins took home the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 2021 Oscars. Hopkins grabbed the acting award for his performance in The Father, an aging man who is an unreliable narrator due to progressive memory loss.

The 83-year-old actor, who had previously won an Oscar in the same category for his work in The Silence of the Lambs, was not present at the award ceremony. So moderator and last year’s best actor winner Joaquin Phoenix accepted the award on behalf of Hopkins.

The Joker actor told the crowd, “The Academy congratulates Anthony Hopkins and accepts the Oscar on his behalf.”

While Hopkins wasn’t the front runner in that category, many thought the Oscar would go too late Chadwick Boseman For his performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, his win is a historic one. In particular, the famous actor just dethroned the late one Christopher Plummer as the oldest Oscar winner of all time. Plummer, who passed away in February at the age of 91, was 82 when he took home the 2011 Best Supporting Actor award for his performance in Beginners.

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