Senile father in
, Anthony Hopkins created the biggest surprise of the night of the 93rd Oscars by winning the Oscar for best actor and depriving the late Chadwick Boseman of the award he felt was intended.
The hero of Black Panther had won all the awards of the intermediary ceremonies: SAG Awards, Golden Globes.
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Anthony Hopkins' comeback had been sketched out by his victory at the British Caesars, the Baftas. It is his second Oscar more than three decades after that of the best supporting role for
The silence of the Lambs.
At 83, he becomes the oldest actor to receive this award. As usual, the winner, who lives in Wales, was not present to collect his statuette.