Thursday, May 30, 2024

Watch Anthony Hopkins in Wales, Thanking Someone for Being the Oldest Ever Actor to Win a BAFTA


Sir Anthony Hopkins won the BAFTA yesterday for Best Actor in “The Father.” He’s the oldest ever BAFTA winner. Frankly, he deserves the Oscar. His performance in Florian Zeller’s adapted play into an excellent movie is the best of the year.

But Sir Tony for some reason didn’t show up for BAFTA even on Zoom. He didn’t show up for SAG or the Golden Globes either. Does he just not like Zoom? He likes social media, that’s for sure. Here he is this morning, from Wales.

Wales, you say? So he might not be back in Los Angeles for the Oscars. Hmmm…Someone on his team has to sort this out. What if he wins the Oscar and he’s a no show there, too? Not good.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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