Anthony Hopkins: the real reason for his noticeable absence from the Oscars

It gave a taste of unfinished business to the 93rd Academy Awards. Sunday, April 25 was held in Los Angeles the famous awards ceremony, which ended exceptionally this year with the award for Best Actor, and not for Best Film. While the prognosis was favorable to Chadwick Boseman, who died in August 2020 from cancer, for his role in The Blues of Ma Rainey, it was finally to Anthony Hopkins that Joaquin Phoenix presented the statuette for Best Actor for his role in The Father. Or at least, he’s the one the Joker star announced as the big winner, since the winner wasn’t present to receive his prize, and for good reason.

It was in an Instagram video that the 83-year-old comedian accepted his Oscar, the second of his career, from Wales where he is now to pay tribute to his father, but also because he was “stuck. also in a health bubble, “said Florian Zeller to the Parisian, and this because of the Covid-19. And while he did not “expect” to receive such an award at his age, he did not fail to pay tribute to one of the nominees in this category. “I am grateful to the Academy and thank you. I want to pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman who was taken from us far too early, and again, thank you very much. I really wasn’t expecting this, so I feel very privileged and honored. Thank you “, he concluded.

Anthony Hopkins gave a ‘bizarre’ ending to the 2021 Oscars

It is therefore because he was somehow stuck in his native land because of the Covid-19 that Anthony Hopkins skipped the Oscars ceremony, he who did not expect to receive the statuette for Best Actor. Thus offering the most “bizarre” end ever seen during the awards ceremony as several viewers have pointed out, while the evening was particularly charged with emotions, with the coronation in particular of Chloé Zhao for the film Nomadland, she who became the second woman to win the Oscar for Best Director, but also Youn Yuh-jung’s funny little remark to Brad Pitt, when she received the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

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