And the winner is…

On Sunday, April 25, Anthony Hopkins took residence the Greatest Actor in a Main Position award on the 2021 Oscars. Hopkins nabbed the performing prize for his efficiency of Anthony, an getting old man who’s an unreliable narrator attributable to progressing reminiscence loss, in The Father.

The 83-year-old actor, who beforehand received an Academy Award in the identical class for his work in The Silence of the Lambs, wasn’t current for the awards present. Thus, presenter and final yr’s Greatest Actor winner Joaquin Phoenix accepted the award on Hopkins’ behalf.

The Joker actor advised the group, “The Academy congratulates Anthony Hopkins and accepts the Oscar on his behalf.”

Though Hopkins wasn’t the frontrunner on this class, as many thought the Oscar would go to the late Chadwick Boseman for his performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, his win is a historic one. Particularly, the celebrated actor simply dethroned the late Christopher Plummer because the oldest Oscar winner ever. Plummer, who handed away in February at 91, was 82 when he took residence the Greatest Supporting Actor award in 2011 for his efficiency in Inexperienced persons.