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Oscars 2021 | Anthony Hopkins wins best actor award for his role in 'The Father' – All you need to know

The nominees for the best actor category were: Chadwick Boseman for 'Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom', Gary Oldman for 'Mank', Steven Yeun for 'Minari', Anthony Hopkins for 'The Father' and Riz Ahmed for 'Sound of Metal'.

April 26, 2021 / 02:30 PM IST
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Senior Welsh actor Anthony Hopkins was announced as 'Oscar 2021 Best Actor' at the 93rd Academy Awards held on April 25. The award was given to him for his role in the movie The Father. With this win, the 83-year-old Hopkins became the oldest actor ever to win an Academy Award.

It's the second Oscar for Hopkins and comes nearly 30 years after his first in 1992, for playing Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs. He's been nominated four times since without a win. Hopkins was not on hand to accept the award.

The Father, which has won Hopkins this year's Oscar title, is a 2020 drama film directed by Florian Zeller.

Also read: Chloé Zhao wins best director award for Nomadland – All you need to know

For this year's Oscar edition, the Academy had shortlisted the following nominees for the best actor category: Chadwick Boseman for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Gary Oldman for Mank, Steven Yeun for Minari, Anthony Hopkins for The Father and Riz Ahmed for Sound of Metal.

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Here's a quick look at the nominees:

Late American actor Chadwick Boseman was nominated for his performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom - the musical drama released in November last year.

Veteran English actor Gary Oldman was included among the nominees for his performance in Mank - the biographical drama film released in November last year.

South Korean-origin American actor Steven Yeun was included as a nominee in the best actor category his performance in Minari - the drama film released in the United States in February this year.

British-Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed was nominated for his performance in Sound of Metal - the 2019 American drama film directed by Darius Marder.
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