Anthony Hopkins Pays Tribute to Chadwick Boseman
Last night, at the 93rd Academy Awards on Sunday, April 25th, 2021, Anthony Hopkins was honored with the Academy Award for Best Actor. In an acceptance video posted to his personal Instagram page, the 83-year-old actor accepted the award from his home in Wales in the United Kingdom, taking time to pay tribute to his fellow nominee for Best Actor, the late Chadwick Boseman.
A Tale of Two Kings
Hopkins was honored with the Academy Award for Best Oscar for his role in The Father, directed by Florian Zeller. At 83, he is the oldest actor to ever be honored with a Best Actor win.
Meanwhile, the late Boseman was nominated for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, directed by George C. Wolfe. Boseman completed filming for the movie, which you can watch right now on Netflix, before his unexpected passing in August 2020.
Both Hopkins and Boseman have a history with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Boseman played the Avenger and King of Wakanda, Black Panther, also known as King T’Challa.
For his part, Hopkins played royalty, as well, appearing as Odin, King of Asgard, in all three Thor movies released so far (and technically, he also appeared as Loki in disguise in 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok).
Another Win for the Marvel Universe
Hopkins winning for Best Actor isn’t the only victory for the MCU-adjacent that took place at last night’s Academy Awards.
Chloé Zhao, the director of the upcoming Eternals film, was awarded the Oscar for Best Director. And the movie she wrote and directed, Nomadland, which was distributed by the Disney-owned Spotlight Pictures, took Best Picture.
It was a great night for those associated with the MCU, Marvel Blog True Believers! How do you feel about the winners at the 93rd Academy Awards? Let us know in the comment section!