Anthony Hopkins honors Chadwick Boseman in video thanking The Academy for his finest actor Oscar


Anthony Hopkins shared a video message thanking The Academy for his Oscar win on Sunday by which he paid tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman. 

Many who considered the 93rd Academy Awards had been upset that the present broke from its standard format of asserting the most effective image winner final, changing it with the award for finest actor. It led some to consider it was a sign {that a} posthumous award can be given to the late “Ma Rainey’s Black Backside” star, who died in August at age 43.

Nonetheless, when the award went to Hopkins for his position in “The Father” as an alternative, viewers felt the late star was snubbed and had been particularly upset that Hopkins neither attended the present in individual nor video known as in to simply accept his award. 

On Monday morning, Hopkins posted an acceptance speech on his Instagram by which he famous that he didn’t see the win coming.

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Anthony Hopkins paid tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman in a video thanking The Academy for his finest actor win on the 2021 Oscars.
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“Good morning. Right here I’m in my homeland in Wales and at 83 years of age I didn’t anticipate to get this award, I actually didn’t. I’m very grateful to the Academy and thanks,” Hopkins says. 

He then goes on to say Boseman instantly, stopping in need of saying that he deserved the award greater than himself. 

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“And I wish to pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman, who was taken from us far too early and once more thanks all very a lot,” he concludes. “I actually didn’t anticipate this, so I really feel very privileged and honored. Thanks.”

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The win earns Hopkins his second Oscar ever after taking dwelling the trophy for his iconic position because the articulate madman Hannibal Lecter within the 1992 movie “Silence of the Lambs.” The actor would go on to reprise the position in each a sequel and a prequel.

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Some viewers felt that Boseman, who earned Golden Globes in the identical class this yr, was extra deserving of the award. As well as, many felt that the opposite actors in the identical class, reminiscent of Steven Yeun and Riz Ahmed, would have made Oscars range historical past if that they had received awards for “Minari” and “Sound of Metallic” respectively.

Boseman, who performed Black American icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown earlier than inspiring audiences worldwide because the regal Black Panther in Marvel’s blockbuster film franchise, died in 2020 at age 43 from most cancers.

The Related Press contributed to this report.



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