Sir Anthony Hopkins and Daniel Kaluuya shares Oscars glory

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Sir Anthony won best actor for his masterful performance as a man suffering with dementia in The Father whiles Daniel Kaluuya won best supporting actor for his incendiary performance as Black Panthers leader Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah.

29 years after sir Anthony won his first Oscar for The Silence of the Lambs.His victory was the biggest surprise of the night. The award had been tipped to go to the late Chadwick Boseman, who died aged 43 last August, for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

“What a man. How blessed we are that we live in a lifetime where he existed,” the Daniel said. “I am humbled to be nominated for portraying a man whose principles I deeply respect and for guiding me to walk in his footsteps.”

One Tweep that got the attention of many indicated, Daniel Kaluuya happens to be the first black briton to win Oscars;

Kaluuya also paid tribute to his mother, who was watching at the BFI, who he said “gave me my factory settings so I can stand at my fullest height”.

Sir Anthony was neither in LA nor at the British Film Institute in London, the ceremony’s UK venue, so instead posted a message on Instagram on Monday morning.”At 83 years of age I did not expect to get this award, I really didn’t,” he said in a video filmed in his “homeland” of Wales.

“I’m very grateful to the Academy, and thank you.”Sir Anthony went on to pay tribute to Boseman, whom he said had been “taken from us far too early”, and said he felt “very privileged and honoured”.

The Father, which will be released in the UK on 11 June, also won best adapted screenplay for Sir Christopher Hampton and director Florian Zeller, who called Sir Anthony “the greatest living actor”.


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