Anthony Hopkins won the Best Actor Oscar at the 93rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Hopkins is 83 years old and won the award for his performance of Alzheimer’s in “Father” directed by French novelist and playwright Florian Zeller.
This is Hopkins’ second best actor victory-he won in 1994 by playing the role of Hannibal Lecter in “The Silent Lambs.”
This victory made Hopkins the oldest Oscar winner ever. This is the previous honor of the late Christopher Plummer, who was awarded in 2011 by Christopher Plummer. The beginner won the championship at the age of 82.
Hopkins’s victory cemented the actor’s later momentum in this year’s competition, after his victory at the British Film Festival (Baftas) two weeks ago. Oscar’s favorite film is the late Chadwick Boseman, who played a role in Ma Rainey’s “Black Bottom”.
Also winning this year’s awards are fellow British members Gary Oldman (representing Mank) and Riz Ahmed (Voice of Metal), and Asian American actor Steven Yuen representing Minari. The selection of Yuan and Ahmed marks the first time that two Asian actors have been shortlisted for the best actor category.
Hopkins did not receive the award in person, nor did Olivia Colman’s expected victory speech delivered in his name in London. His award crowned the Oscars, a very unusual ceremony that ended shortly after the announcement.