Oscars 2021: Anthony Hopkins was 'asleep' in bed & had no idea he had won the Best Actor award for The Father

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Oscars 2021: Anthony Hopkins was 'asleep' in bed & had no idea he had won the Best Actor award for The Father

Unlike the rest of the world tuning in to watch Hollywood's biggest night, Anthony Hopkins was sound "asleep" and had no idea when Joaquin Phoenix announced that he had won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for The Father at Oscars 2021. This tidbit was revealed by the 83-year-old actor's long-time agent Jeremy Barber to People.

"Tony was in Wales, where he grew up, and he was asleep at 4 in the morning when I woke him up to tell him the news," Jeremy revealed while also sharing Anthony's humble reaction: "He was so happy and so grateful." Speaking of Hopkin's Oscar win, history was rewritten as Anthony is officially the oldest actor to not just be nominated but also win an Academy Award for Best Actor. Moreover, Hopkins beat Steven Yeun for Minari, Riz Ahmed for Sound of Metal, Gary Oldman for Mank and the late Chadwick Boseman for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, who fans were hoping would be posthumously honoured.

Congratulations, Anthony Hopkins!

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Meanwhile, speaking of Anthony's illustrious Oscar history, the actor has won a total of two Academy Awards, including the Best Actor Oscar for his inimitable performance as the infamous serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs. Hopkins was also nominated in the Best Actor category at the Oscars for The Remains of the Day and Nixon while earning two more Academy Award nominations in the Supporting Actor category for Amistad and The Two Popes.


Anonymous : Was mesmerised by Anthony in THE FATHER and predicted his win just like I predicted the win of JOKER hero. Such acting is rare and to come from an 83 year old!!! Love it.
REPLY 0 3 months ago
Anonymous : I wanted Hopkins to win since day 1 what a magnificent performance and one of the best performances in decades and that too by a 83 yr old man !!
REPLY 1 3 months ago
Anonymous : Anthony Hopkins!! Love!
REPLY 1 3 months ago
Anonymous : Brando,Nicholson,Hopkins they belong to a totally different genres altogether.they don't got in the normal hero role but have bigger screen presence.
REPLY 2 3 months ago
Anonymous : This man is a class act! A genius of an actor. Nobody can even come close!
REPLY 5 3 months ago