Anthony Hopkins wasn’t in attendance at last night’s Oscars to accept his award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in The Father.
He posted a video today on Instagram to accept his award win in his homeland of Wales. The green countryside behind him and blue sky make for a perfect backdrop.
In the video, 83-year-old Hopkins is in disbelief of receiving the award, stating a few times in the video that he just “did not expect this.” After thanking the Academy, Hopkins took a moment to “pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman. He was taken from us far too early.”
The Hannibal actor’s competition for Best Actor in a Leading Role was against Riz Ahmed in Sound of Metal, Chadwick Boseman in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Gary Oldman in Mank, and Steven Yeun in Minari.