Anthony Hopkins Honors Chadwick Boseman In Video Tribute
Despite not attending the 2021 Oscars, Anthony Hopkins took home Best Actor for his portrayal of a man with dementia in The Father.
In an Instagram video, Hopkins gave a speech accepting the award from his home in Wales. The actor honored the late Chadwick Boseman, who was a front-runner to win for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
“I want to pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman, who was taken from us far too early,” Hopkins said. “I really did not expect this, so I feel very privileged and honored.”
The 83-year-old became the oldest actor or actress to win an Oscar, as the category was the last to be announced this year instead of Best Picture.
The Father was Hopkins’ eighth Oscar win in his decades-long career.