Anthony Hopkins beats Riz Ahmed, Chadwick Boseman to become the oldest star to win the Best Actor Award at the 2021 Oscars

Anthony Hopkins, age 83, won the Best Actor honor at Sunday’s Academy Awards for his role in “The Father”.

The Welsh actor broke history on Sunday, 25th of April, 2021 with his second Oscar award, hence becoming the oldest actor to win an Academy Award for Best Actor award after becoming the oldest Best Actor nominee when the 2021 Oscar nominations were declared in March.

 He triumphed over fellow nominees Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal), Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), Gary Oldman (Mank), and Steven Yeun (Minari).

Presenter Joaquin Phoneix, who won the category last year for his role in Joker, accepted the award on behalf of Anthony Hopkins.

Anthony Hopkins won his first at the 64th Academy Awards, earning the Best Actor award for his iconic performance as an expert psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter in the 1992 psychological thriller The Silence of the Lambs.

 

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