The Real Reason Anthony Hopkins Didn't Accept His Oscar In Person

   Vizionare 52,343


Acum 9 Zile

The 93rd Academy Awards were out of the ordinary for so many reasons that it's hard to know where to start, but nothing has proven more buzzworthy than Anthony Hopkins' upset win over Chadwick Boseman in the category of Best Actor.
Chadwick Boseman was considered such a lock for the Best Actor Oscar that the producers of the Oscars rearranged the whole show to conclude with the Best Actor category, expecting a victory for Chadwick Boseman to end the night on a sentimental note. Obviously, that's not what happened. Making things even weirder, Anthony Hopkins declined to either show up to the ceremony or record an acceptance speech beforehand. So what happened? Here's the real reason Anthony Hopkins didn't accept his Oscar in person.
#AnthonyHopkins #Oscars #Actor
Read Full Article:

Sick Lizard
Sick Lizard Acum 9 ore
3:35 The fact that Morgan Freeman never won an Oscar for best performance in a leading role although he was nominated three times says much about this useless award. I actually stopped caring about the oscars anyway. And latest figures show I am far from allone
ТурбоТОП Acum o Zi
Anthony Hopkins is the best male actor of all time, prove me wrong. And no, day-lewis don't hold a candle to him, his acting is always tryhard and forced where Sir Anthony is a natural.
amy clarke
amy clarke Acum 2 Zile
brilliant best laugh all covid
38 Siddharth Nagar
38 Siddharth Nagar Acum 2 Zile
He's 83 and still won this award coz he's a privileged white man who also is a brillant actor
Amber Davy
Amber Davy Acum 3 Zile
The Oscar should not be a salute to Boseman’s death it should just go to simply the actor who gave the best performance, which in this case was most definitely Hopkins. I’m glad that tribute was payed to Chadwick Boseman but that is all. Still brilliant performances from both actors never the less. However, Hopkins simply gave the better performance. Nor should the award have anything to do with race.
milad atabaki
milad atabaki Acum 3 Zile
with all do respect to mr hopkins chadwick should have won this year oscar missed opportunity
ace_writergirl Acum 3 Zile
Hopkins offered to Zoom in for the ceremony and The Academy refused as he wasn't able to get to an approved Academy Zoom location (cos that's apparently a thing in this day and age). Don't blame him for being asleep for something he was told he wouldn't be able to call in for.
Alexander3487 Acum 4 Zile
If you watch The Father and if you have sensitivity to analyze that man's performance you would realize how well deserved that Oscar was, but honestly, at his age and with his prestige and experience I am sure he doesn't give a damn about the award. He's a master of his craft!
MrSeaborn1 Acum 4 Zile
It’s not that big of a deal.
ProjectE1even Acum 5 Zile
And Netflix is also available to rent if you have the monthly rental fee...?
Jennifer Campanaro
Jennifer Campanaro Acum 5 Zile
It’s not about the color of you skin ! It’s about knowing your skill as an actor!!
Brett Thomas
Brett Thomas Acum 5 Zile
As a black man I love Chadwick, he is a legend but I just saw The Father and pound for pound Anthony Hopkins performance was better period.
Jayyy Zeee
Jayyy Zeee Acum 5 Zile
Except Hopkins knew beforehand that he was a nominee. I'm sure the real reason for his absence was out of respect for Mr. Boseman and to avoid the awkward situation the producers had created.
Bogus Mogus
Bogus Mogus Acum 5 Zile
Who's Chadwick Boseman?
ultimatum Acum 5 Zile
I don't have any issues with Anthony Hopkin's win but I guess everyone wanted bosmen to win and it's not Hopkins fault really
Neil070 Acum 6 Zile
I'm twenty years younger than Sir Anthony and I would find a journey across the Atlantic daunting, even without a pandemic, necessitating intrusive lat flow tests, and possibly quarantine on return to Britain.
Savior Of My Own
Savior Of My Own Acum 6 Zile
He truly deserved the Oscar.. watch THE FRHER if you haven’t.. for me it was the best acting in his career .. devastating and heartbreaking.. Hopkins was amazing ..
aj pat
aj pat Acum 6 Zile
@Kris Blunt The movie doesn't sucked. Like, it was terrific. Bet that you haven't seen the movie.
Kris Blunt
Kris Blunt Acum 6 Zile
He did a damn good job. The movie sucked.
Hell yes
Hell yes Acum 6 Zile
So Odin won huh?
Jonas Rohde
Jonas Rohde Acum 6 Zile
could it be, that he just dosen´t care...!
Valkyrie Acum 6 Zile
Always a gentleman. Unlike most of the attendees, Regina King.
Kris Blunt
Kris Blunt Acum 6 Zile
What did she do? I missed the Oscars this year.
Xyril Dan Manuel
Xyril Dan Manuel Acum 6 Zile
please don't take this out on hopkins or mcdormand. they're really amazing artists. the organizers shouldn't have just "assumed" something then switch things up to capitalize on that very assumption
Baie Rogers
Baie Rogers Acum 7 Zile
It's disgraceful that The Academy set things up to essentially throw Sir Anthony under the bus when, in reality, it's their own fault that they structured the awards in that way AND didn't allow acceptant speeches via. Zoom. Sir Anthony Hopkins really gave a wonderful performance and it's awful that it's being overshadowed by The Academy's own incompetency. Side Note: I really wish Steven Yeun and Riz Ahmed got more love throughout the ceremony, seeing how their performances were both really fantastic and their nominations were being touted as historical - which they are.
AntoniRamponi Acum 7 Zile
So? Boseman also wasnt there in person
aj pat
aj pat Acum 6 Zile
Like, Chadwick Boseman passed away due to colon cancer. Like, you're not fully aware of that or you've been living under a rock.
Julien Magbanua
Julien Magbanua Acum 7 Zile
He just had a new movie trailer
Justin Griffin
Justin Griffin Acum 7 Zile
Lucky Anthony Hopkins had the sense to stay away from that trash...he deserves an oscar 🤣
Carter Benton Jr
Carter Benton Jr Acum 6 Zile
That's why I'm a fan of his.
aj pat
aj pat Acum 6 Zile
Hopefully, Sir Ian McKellen can get his Oscar winning due like his colleague and friend, Sir Anthony Hopkins.
will liang
will liang Acum 7 Zile
Wtf winning Oscar isn't guaranteed.
Kris Blunt
Kris Blunt Acum 6 Zile
Apparently, some believe if you are Black and/or dead it should be.
Flash Gordon
Flash Gordon Acum 7 Zile
The Oscars are just as useful as the masks you are wearing to preserve yourselves from a deadly virus.
Christopher MacIntyre
Christopher MacIntyre Acum 7 Zile
The Oscars were NEVER useful, even during the Golden and Silver Ages.
Michel Raphael
Michel Raphael Acum 7 Zile
he was SO method that he just forgot about it.
TellingItLikeItIs 2000
TellingItLikeItIs 2000 Acum 7 Zile
If race is such an issue they should make a category for best black guy.
Kris Blunt
Kris Blunt Acum 6 Zile
There you go. But Anthony Hopkins might win.
Deliz Acum 7 Zile
Just make a white oscar , black oscar and and asian oscar in every category from next year. Problem solved
Kris Blunt
Kris Blunt Acum 6 Zile
There you go. Good idea. And let's segregate the audience as well. Have the Coloreds sit in the balcony, Whites out front and Yellows in the middle.
Shortfuse Film
Shortfuse Film Acum 7 Zile
You guys are losing credibility with this bullshit, this is the third video you post on this subject which shouldn't even merit a video to begin with! So by this rationale if you happen to die you get a free Oscar?? Enough with this crap! It's very insulting to a great actor like Anthony Hopkins (and to Chadwick Boseman for that matter, who definitely wouldn't wanna win as a sympathy move).
nafi waz
nafi waz Acum 7 Zile
Being a brown man i have a to say People these days bring racism issue where there is no reason. This itself impacts the real issue where it needs to be addressed. No hate, not for whites also
Kay Andrews
Kay Andrews Acum 7 Zile
The Oscars used Boseman as a cash cow for ratings. This is in no way Anthony Hopkins's fault.
aj pat
aj pat Acum 6 Zile
Like, the Academy are getting the taste of their own medicines, as the rating come crashing down. The show was a disgrace and a disaster.
Wak Cackle
Wak Cackle Acum 7 Zile
This is bullshit. They wouldn't let Hopkins make his speech.
aj pat
aj pat Acum 6 Zile
Well, Sir Anthony Hopkins made an acceptance speech in his Instagram and it's sufficient enough.
MFTKR Acum 7 Zile
because flights from the UK is not recommended at the moment.
Jonah B
Jonah B Acum 7 Zile
Snubbed, even in death smdh. Love you Hopkins, but That should’ve been a easy lay-up.
Dexter Beckett
Dexter Beckett Acum 7 Zile
Because he’s old. Jesus.
policyisquality Acum 7 Zile
If you had seen The Father, you would understand why Hopkins won. The last ten minutes of the Father is absolutely devastating and heartbreaking and some of the best acting I’ve seen in years.
aj pat
aj pat Acum 6 Zile
Not to mentioned, that it felt real and human. Like, it was heartbreaking and really cathartic.
Savior Of My Own
Savior Of My Own Acum 6 Zile
Bill Irvine
Bill Irvine Acum 7 Zile
Or maybe they didn't give Oscar worth performances
Edmond Tiryak
Edmond Tiryak Acum 7 Zile
Anyone who criticizes this this fabulous actor is uncouth.
Dragon Bear
Dragon Bear Acum 7 Zile
unsubscribed......this shits getting stupid.
Riz2336 Acum 7 Zile
Hard to give oscars when movie theaters are shut down at the moment
Water Niger
Water Niger Acum 7 Zile
*_It is just another attempt to divide the country saying that an old white man won over a dead black man. Hollywood and their_* *_***s_* *_ought to be turned into ash_*
aaronsande Acum 7 Zile
Yeah the academy is a bunch of old assholes. Old, irrelevant assholes. But whatever.
Easypeezie Acum 7 Zile
Why are you bringing race i to the conversation? I’m so sick of that. Anthony Hopkins won because it was decided his performance was the most deserving. You shouldn’t base a damn thing on skin color. It’s ridiculous
Jim Harmon
Jim Harmon Acum 7 Zile
So instead of giving the Oscar to the sentimental favorite - they gave it to the guy who earned it. At least they got that part right!
aj pat
aj pat Acum 6 Zile
But the show was still a mess, regardless. Really left a bad taste to the audiences.
captain howdy
captain howdy Acum 7 Zile
Why is Hopkins's win over Boseman an issue ? but McDormand's win over Davis is not? This is why I hate the Oscars , it's so politically motivated , if Boseman won then great, but he didn't, so now if you do your job to the best of it's abilities and you are handed a prize for a job well done you now have to expect a kick to the nuts right after because of your gender/skin colour? This should never be an issue folks.
Justin Tyme
Justin Tyme Acum 7 Zile
What was that pretentious-looking crap that won "Best Picture"? And Frances McDormand seems to playing that same lady from the other movie who was all het-up bout the billboards... except on Xanax. The Oscars really seem antiquated and irrelevant in this day and age.
chichiboypumpi Acum 7 Zile
People like my movies (sjws hate them), they made me lots of money, who needs oscars
Spyvee McSpyvo
Spyvee McSpyvo Acum 7 Zile
C.B. was a fantastic actor, to be sure! However, should he have gotten the Best Actor award just because he's black and passed away???? .... cuz that's what this whole thing feels like. What is so wrong about giving awards (or jobs or credit, or anything else specifically tailored for something/someone) to the highest qualified person?? The puppeteers we never see are pulling the strings of the politicians and "leaders" to put us against each other, and this is just a snapshot of the proof.
BRYONMU Acum 7 Zile
Take this Oscar and shove it!
Calum Mooney
Calum Mooney Acum 7 Zile
According to all the betting websites I looked at, Carey Mulligan was still the favourite to win Best Actress, not Davis. Seriously these people need to get their facts straight
Stephen Phillips
Stephen Phillips Acum 8 Zile
Do think they didn't win because their acting wasn't good enough ?
Ciborium Acum 8 Zile
Actual Real Reason: Everyone knew that the election of Best Actor was rigged... er.. I mean... "fortified" so there was no reason for any of the other nominees to bother showing up. It's the "Heath Ledger Rule". If a popular actor dies, they are automatically given extra votes to ensure the candidate's victory.
I DRES Acum 8 Zile
I mean....if you're going to lose....lose to Anthony frickin' Hopkins!!!
Caitlin Frawley
Caitlin Frawley Acum 8 Zile
Anthony Hopkins is in his 80s. He doesn't need to travel because we are in the middle of a global pandemic and maybe the Oscars wouldn't have been awkward if the Academy agreed to pre record a speech.
aj pat
aj pat Acum 6 Zile
@Caitlin Frawley I'm wondering if he's being vaccinated by now... Like, the vaccines have been rolled-out within the UK.
Caitlin Frawley
Caitlin Frawley Acum 6 Zile
@aj pat i absolutely agree with you. There is no need because he will get it sent to him.
aj pat
aj pat Acum 6 Zile
Like, the elderly are vulnerable to the pandemic and so, he wouldn't be travelling to risk his life getting that trophy.
ice9 Acum 8 Zile
Better that Hopkins avoided the sick looney Lefties at the event. The show got its lowest ratings ever HAHAHAHA! 😄😂🤣
aj pat
aj pat Acum 6 Zile
The show was pathetic. The Academy needs to get their crap together.
Peyman Es
Peyman Es Acum 8 Zile
Lol are they goin to get oscar by color or acting?
Matthew Snerbble
Matthew Snerbble Acum 8 Zile
Unsubscribed now...
John Cole
John Cole Acum 8 Zile
Nothing to do with the pandemic and him being in his 80s plus the UK travel ban 🙄
TheOmegaAlfa Acum 8 Zile
This situation convinced me that only living people should be awarded by the general rule. This way it goes to people who still can enjoy it.
koos theron
koos theron Acum 8 Zile
ok wait you mean the Oscar's is supposed to focus on race and circumstances not tallent and impact a movie makes?
Ten Bird Nim
Ten Bird Nim Acum 8 Zile
Best performance won the award, period.
sam guapo
sam guapo Acum 8 Zile
Being Black and Dead shouldn't guarantee you an award. Hopkins is a top notch thespian and the fact that he won this despite the mounting pressure and expectation (for Boseman) means Hopkins performance was probably light years away. If the Oscars gave this to Boseman then it would also signal to viewers that the Oscars was caving in as well. It would be an award of sentiment and not merit.
ramana sai
ramana sai Acum 8 Zile
have forgotten mahershala ali winning oscar twice
Patricia Fenwick
Patricia Fenwick Acum 8 Zile
And Hatty McDaniel
every sport
every sport Acum 8 Zile
his 81
aj pat
aj pat Acum 6 Zile
Frankly speaking, he's 83. Like, Sir Anthony Hopkins birthdate was December 31, 1937.
db8 Acum 8 Zile
Anthony Hopkin’s performance was brilliant! He fully deserved the Oscar. I respect the Academy’s decision, and think pandering to racial pressures or some sort of charity case would of only diminished the award shows integrity. Chadwick is a legend, and not winning an Oscar will not curtail his legacy...
aj pat
aj pat Acum 6 Zile
Like, both Sir Anthony Hopkins and Chadwick Boseman are talented and versatile in their own right.
Stuee Acum 8 Zile
Racism? Do you know how much racism Welsh people face? When was the last time you were called a sheep worrier, untrustworthy or a moron because of where you were born? Hopkins should have won (and more than fully deserved ) at least 6 Oscar's by now.
OverEazy Acum 8 Zile
you had to throw in that racist part huh
Shawn Arroyo
Shawn Arroyo Acum 8 Zile
Had Chadwick not pass away this wouldn't be a topic! Chadwick can't stand next to Hopkins when it comes to best actor not taking away Chadwicks talent!
Lex Kanyima
Lex Kanyima Acum 8 Zile
But it is a performance
Darlene Troise
Darlene Troise Acum 8 Zile
They want affirmative action for the Oscar's apparently.
Ralphie_Boy Acum 8 Zile
*Simply this first class actor didn't wish to be lumped in with a bunch of whiney low life unappreciated progressives!* 🌴😴
Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones Acum 8 Zile
I loved Chadwick Boseman in Ma Raineys Black Bottom but Anthony Hopkins is amazing in The Father.
aj pat
aj pat Acum 6 Zile
Like, both of them delivered terrific performances, and that's a fact.
vidu devapriya
vidu devapriya Acum 8 Zile
I hate Oscars for doing this. This sucks Chadwick really should have won the Oscar
Gamers Acum 8 Zile
The right actor won in both lead categories , Period !
Neil070 Acum 6 Zile
@Eldergoduk That's just sick. Racism is bad enough in the 21st century, but disrespecting a dead man? I bet you cried when George Floyd's murderer got his just desserts
Justin Tyme
Justin Tyme Acum 7 Zile
​@EldergodukWell they've been calling the Oscars useless garbage since before last year's ceremony, so I doubt anyone will be THAT upset. What I want to know is who exactly votes on the Oscars? And why does ANYONE care in this day and age? Does anyone really need validation from this faceless idol-wielding group? And how does achieving the idol REALLY affect their career? Just wondering...
Eldergoduk Acum 8 Zile
BLM will be so upset, makes me feel so happy 😏
Tom Lynch
Tom Lynch Acum 8 Zile
Screw the Oscars!!!
theworstmoviesonplanetearth Acum 8 Zile
Vanessa kirby and anthony hopkins truly deserved.Frances Mcdormand must not have won.
Mikel Washington
Mikel Washington Acum 8 Zile
Double vaccinated ?
Rory Keegan
Rory Keegan Acum 8 Zile
second shot...
Dethstorm35 Acum 8 Zile
Hopkins is pretty much the Tom Brady of acting, he is amazing! If you want to beat him, Get Good!!
aj pat
aj pat Acum 6 Zile
Sir Anthony Hopkins is simply a national treasure of the UK, as well as a towering icon and a legend, even to the point that it rivals his status towards the royal family including the Queen.
Rory Keegan
Rory Keegan Acum 8 Zile
@Nayr747 And walked away without any fuss at all. Quite the lad DDL.
Nayr747 Acum 8 Zile
You're thinking of Daniel Day Lewis. He's won more awards per movie than any other actor in history.
Earth67Mars48 Acum 8 Zile
People who die early should always win awards, right? Especially if it's against a white person.
Beast Boì
Beast Boì Acum 8 Zile
They moved the categories around having everyone think the show would end with Chadwick winning. Along with the promo and hype was a slap in the face. The Oscars are so wrong for that. Anthony Hopkins deserves the award for sure they didn't have to Use Chadwicks Death like that.
Neil070 Acum 6 Zile
Surely they could introduce a special award? Heath, now Chadwick, there will always be actors who pass in the period between shooting and release of their film. Not for every actor, just those who otherwise would be in the running for an Oscar
Masterson Family Channel
Masterson Family Channel Acum 8 Zile
Sorry this isn’t the BET awards
Claire Disapia
Claire Disapia Acum 8 Zile
When I watch movies I don’t think of actors and the color of their skin but the characters they play. I don’t believe Chadwick would have been upset that Sir Anthony won
King George
King George Acum 6 Zile
Jack D
Jack D Acum 8 Zile
All about race. Racist?
Jack D
Jack D Acum 8 Zile
Denzel Washington says "an absent father is the problem"
eric lappalainen
eric lappalainen Acum 8 Zile
How can I block this channel?
Alexey Nesyaev
Alexey Nesyaev Acum 8 Zile
let's see if i break the dislike record but Chadwick was not that good an actor. Yes - he died tragically, yes - his whole perfomance in Ma Rainy was done to put him in the best spot for award season but guys - acting is not really about being theatric and all, it's more about overall creating a character that you easily dissolve in. Take Hopkins or Riz Ahmed from this year or take how MacDormand solves her character by practically restricting from what we consider "acting". Bozman was a fine man and an ok actor but his act is nowhere near to be called the best for this year. We have In Memoriam part during awards - we shouldn't turn real awards in memoriam too
Juan Acum 8 Zile
Too much inclusion, it didn't feel natural
Autumn's Child
Autumn's Child Acum 8 Zile
I think it was very deceitful for the Academy Awards to preserve the best Actor for the end of the show, knowing Chad didn’t win. For me the Oscars was boring as usual, but I tolerated it because of Viola Davis and Chadwick’s prospects of winning. I won’t fall for that again, but I will happily learn of next years winners on GMA and leave at that. The Oscars are snobbish and boring as hell, I’d almost prefer to watch an old favorite than the sorry, sleepy Oscars! The Oscars are overrated, outdated, vain, and arrogant and do not represent America at’s getting annoying to watch at this point. I prefer watching and being distracted by politics anyway. I will take the Anthony Hopkins approach to tuning into the Oscars from now on...📺🌜🥱😴🐑🐑
Alexey Nesyaev
Alexey Nesyaev Acum 8 Zile
ffs. really - you have 4.5 min video instead of a short phrase - he's old and traveling is dangerous now
youngchaee Acum 8 Zile
black phanter and odin!!
M Acum 8 Zile
Who is the idiot that rearranged the line up.
michael raines
michael raines Acum 8 Zile
I dont understand why people cant accept that someone else just simply did a better job. So frustrating
Nat Ford
Nat Ford Acum 8 Zile
Boseman was robbed.
Saami Acum 8 Zile
Because he guy is 83 and we are still in a pandemic.
aj pat
aj pat Acum 6 Zile
@Neil070 India is in total mess. Like, the pandemic cases within that country has gone astronomically out of control, and not to mentioned that they're out of oxygen.
Neil070 Acum 6 Zile
@J.M.H.S N SCALE Oh, my aching sides! Hey, why not take a trip to India? I'm sure they could do with a good laugh.
J.M.H.S N SCALE Acum 8 Zile
wilcherglobal Acum 8 Zile
I blame the publicists who apparently pulled the old bait and switch and raised expectations that Chadwick (and Viola) would win. Hopkins should not be blamed. On the other hand if CB had won some commenters here would have complained that it was because he was black instead of being talented. Black actors can't win with these guys. Incidentally this was the worst Oscar's production I have ever seen, virtual or not.
aj pat
aj pat Acum 6 Zile
The recent Oscar show was a trainwreck. Like, what a disgrace.
Matt S.
Matt S. Acum 8 Zile
It doesn’t matter if Chadwick Boseman won an award. He was a once in a lifetime talent. We know that and his family knows that. He doesn’t need an award to show it. He’s already proven that he is the best.
aj pat
aj pat Acum 6 Zile
Even if Chadwick Boseman didn't won an Oscar, he still won the hearts, minds and souls of everyone and it won't be taken away.
Neil070 Acum 6 Zile
Generations will have the memory of the Black Panther in all the Marvel films. He starred in some of the highest grossing films in movie history. Reward in itself.
Thingy 101
Thingy 101 Acum 8 Zile
I think he would be happy for Hopkins, not encouraging people to rile up against him
TerminatorBoiy Acum 8 Zile
Yeah, you don’t need to win an award to show that you are talented. You just show it
Jason Naylor
Jason Naylor Acum 8 Zile
Who gives a fk if they're black or not. You don't hear Chinese, or Japanese people complaining. GET A FKIN GRIP!
Malkav Acum 8 Zile
Did you expect people to win because their color of skin or their acting?
Eric Giebel
Eric Giebel Acum 8 Zile
Unfortunately, some people really do.
Seth Graby
Seth Graby Acum 8 Zile
Always making it about race
Kelly Tourigny
Kelly Tourigny Acum 8 Zile
He was busy having a neighbor for dinner not to mention..Boseman did not notice the snub so do not be sensitive for a dead man.Being that I have seen nor heard or either..who frickin cares.
Hitler's Biggest Mistake Of The War | Warlords: Hitler vs Stalin | Timeline
Timeline - World History Documentaries
Vizionare 12 mil
Who were the Neanderthals? | DW Documentary
DW Documentary
Vizionare 3,3 mil
The Legendary Commando Raid At St. Nazaire | The Greatest Raid Of All Time | Timeline
Dinti de AUR --- Viziru in Inima de TIGAN
Vizionare 43 K
Rich Jail vs Broke Jail/ 17 Funny Situations