Anthony Hopkins, at 83, is the oldest actor in Oscar history to win in this category. It is his second Academy Award, after his role as Hannibal Lecter earned him his first Hollywood gold in 1992. He has since been nominated five more times. The elderly Briton was not there to receive the award. His profit is striking, because actor Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey’s black bottom) was the obvious winner for months.
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Anthony Hopkins plays a poignant role as a demented elderly person in ‘The father’.
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Frances McDormand won with Nomadland – a realistic drama about the nomadic lifestyle of Americans affected by the economic crisis – her third Oscar as Best Actress. She was previously honored for her roles in Fargo (1996) and Three billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017). Nomadland was also voted Best Film and director Chloé Zhao also received the prize for Best Direction.
Leading actress Frances McDormand and director Chloe Zhao pose with their won Oscars for ‘Nomadland’.
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Daniel Kaluuya (Judas and the black messiah) and Korea’s Yuh-Jung Youn won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress respectively. David Finchers Limp, initially Oscar favorite with ten nominations, had to settle for two statues. Another round Thomas Vinterberg, a Danish-Dutch co-production, won the Academy Award for Best International Film.