Anthony Hopkins wins the Best Actor Oscar 2021
Numerous Oscar viewers were stunned Sunday night when Chadwick Boseman didn’t get a posthumous Oscar. The ceremony generally ends with the declaration of the best picture, however this year, the honor for best actor was moved to the end. The rebuilding appeared to show that Chadwick Boseman, who got a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Critics Choice Award for his presentation as Levee in “Mama Rainey’s Black Bottom,” had earned himself an Oscar. Surprising many, the “Black Panther” star, who died in August at 43 after an undisclosed battle with colon cancer, lost to Anthony Hopkins for his role in “The Father.”
Twitter is shocked after the Oscars
A massive amount of fans and followers took to Twitter to share their views and disappointment. A user tweeted, “Every single indication felt like they moved around the categories so that Chadwick Boseman would win the best actor at the very end of the show. And then Anthony Hopkins wins, doesn’t give a speech, and they roll credits.”
Another fan tweeted, “A dying man gives the performance of a lifetime… The last performance of his lifetime… Leaves it all up there… and you don’t give him the trophy?!”
Author and actress Keah Brown tweeted,
Another user showed her disappointment GOT style, and tweeted, “Wait what was that Game of Thrones style ending?? Andra Day and Chadwick Boseman were robbed…”
Diversity in Oscars 2021
The good part about this years Oscars is the inclusion of Chloe Zhao who makes history as the first woman of colour and second women in history to win an Oscar for her movie Nomadland as a Director.
Hopkins didn’t go to the ceremony or give a speech, adding to the suddenness of the ceremony’s packup. So basically they moved Best Actor to the last honor, just to have Anthony Hopkins who was not even present there, win? Ironic.