Anthony Hopkins used the social networks to thank the award for Best Actor at the Oscar 2021. On Sunday night (25), the 83-year-old actor won the category for his role as an elderly man suffering from dementia in the film 'Meu Pai', directed by Florian Zeller.

In a video posted on your Instagram (watch below) from his native Wales, Hopkins claims to be surprised to have won his second Oscar - the first since his 1991 performance of Hannibal Lecter for 'The Silence of the Lambs'. The actor was unable to attend the ceremony, neither face-to-face nor virtual.

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The video was published hours after the conquest, in which he explains that he is at home and thanks the Academy, his family, in addition to saying that he did not expect to win the category. “At 83 years of age, I did not expect to receive this award. I really didn't expect it. I am very grateful to the Academy (…) I am very grateful to everyone. I really didn't expect this. I feel very privileged and honored ”, says the actor.

Hopkins overcame the late Chadwick Boseman, whose role in 'The Supreme Voice of the Blues' earned him several posthumous awards after his death from cancer at the age of 43, as Golden Globe, Critics' Choice e SAG Awards. The actor was considered by the press and by fans as the favorite to win the Oscar in 2021.

Still in the thank-you video, Hopkins pays tribute to the 'Black Panther' actor and laments the actor's death. "I want to pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman, who was taken from us so early," he says.

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With the win over names like Riz Ahmed ('Sound of Silence'), Gary Oldman ('Mank') and Steven Yeun ('Minari'), Hopkins became the oldest actor to win an Oscar, at 83. Before, the record was for Christopher Plummer, who won as a supporting actor for “Toda Forma de Amor” (2010) at the age of 80.

In addition to "Best Actor", 'Meu Pai' won the 'Best Adapted Screenplay' award. However, the big winner of the 93rd edition of the Oscar, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) was 'Nomadland', which won the awards for “Best Film”, “Best Direction” for Chloé Zhao and “Best Actress” for Frances McDormand, at the ceremony that took place on Sunday (25).

Check out all the winners here.

Anthony Hopkins in 'My Father'. Image: Ascot Elite Entertainment / Disclosure
Anthony Hopkins in 'My Father'. Image: Ascot Elite Entertainment / Disclosure

Source: Deadline

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