Class act Anthony Hopkins shows age is no barrier to success with Best Actor Oscar at 83: The Yorkshire Post says

Sir Anthony Hopkins’s surprise Best Actor Oscar victory - coming 29 years after he won the same prize for The Silence Of The Lambs - makes him the oldest person to win an acting prize at the prestigious awards at the age of 83.

Sir Anthony Hopkins says he was surprised and delighted to win the Best Actor Oscar for his performance in The Father.

He took the famous gong for this moving performance in The Father in which he plays an ageing man struggling with memory loss.

But the proud Welshman’s victory, which he repeatedly said in his short acceptance speech that he had not expected, is a reminder to us all of how age should not define what a person can achieve.

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It was also an illustration of how to be gracious in victory.

Sir Anthony also showed his great class by using his speech to pay tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman, who died in August last year aged 43 following a private four-year battle with colon cancer and had been tipped to win the award posthumously for his performance as an ambitious trumpeter in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

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