Anthony Hopkins Honors Chadwick Boseman Vid – Deadline

Anthony Hopkins paid tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman in his first reaction to his Oscar success last night, where the actor won his second Oscar and the first since his portrayal of Hannibal Lecter in 1992 pic Thesilenceofthelambs.

The father The star spoke in a video posted to his Instagram page (see below) from his homeland of Wales, where he presumably woke up to hear the news of his unexpected victory in the Best Actor category. Hopkins was not featured at the hybrid in-person / virtual ceremony, not even making a video appearance as his triumph closed the night with an unusual marching order.

Earlier this morning, Hopkins called The father director Florian Zeller as the latter appeared on BBC Radio 4 to discuss the success of the film. The director won Best Adapted Screenplay for the screenplay he co-wrote with Christopher Hampton.

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Hopkins, 83, became the oldest Oscar winner for Best Actor last night, overtaking Christopher Plummer who was 82 when he won for Beginners in 2011.

In his Instagram post, he also thanked Sony Pictures Classics, Florian Zeller, UTA, Jeremy Barber, Christine Crais, Mitch Smelkinson, Juan Miguel Arias, Tara Arroyave, my wife and my family.

“Here I am in my hometown of Wales. At 83, I didn’t expect to receive this award, I really didn’t, ”Hopkins said in the video. “I am very grateful to the Academy – thank you.”

“I want to pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman, who was taken from us far too soon. Again, thank you very much. I really did not expect this, I feel very privileged and honored, thank you, ”he added.

Watch the post here:

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