Anthony Hopkins wins Best Actor, disappointed Chadwick Boseman fans say 'you’re a legend, with or without an Oscar'


The 93rd Academy Awards took place on Sunday in Los Angeles. While there were many surprises in store for the audience, the biggest shocker came when Anthony Hopkins was announced as the Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in The Father. Anthony, 83, didn't attend the ceremony. He defeated late Chadwick Boseman who was nominated for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Many expected that Chadwick would be honoured posthumously. 

Soon after Anthony was declared as the winner, fans of late Chadwick expressed their shock on social media. Fans had noticed that, unlike every year, the producers rearranged the ceremony to announce the Best Actor as the last category. Generally, the Best Picture award is the last award. They saw it as a build-up to honour Chadwick posthumously. Expectations were high as the late actor's family was invited to the ceremony. 

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One user on Twitter wrote, "chadwick, you’re a legend, with or without an oscar." Another person tweeted, "Chadwick Boseman needs no validation from anyone, let alone the Oscars. He is timeless and we were lucky to have witnessed his greatness."

Chadwick passed away in August 2020 due to cancer at the age of 43.

(Source: Twitter)