Posted 2 years ago
Anthony Hopkins seemed as surprised as everyone else that he won the Oscar for Best Actor at Sunday's Academy Awards over nominee Chadwick Boseman.
Not only didn't the 83-year-old actor attend the ceremony, even by satellite, but he was asleep at the time his award was given out — because it was 4 a.m. in Wales. He's since posted a video message giving his thank-yous and honoring the late Boseman, who was favored to win.
"Good morning," Hopkins began. "Here I am in my homeland, in Wales, and at 83 years of age I did not expect to get this award. I really didn't. I'm very grateful to the Academy. Thank you." He continued, "And I want to pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman, who was taken from us far too early."
He ended by saying he felt "very privileged and honored."
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