Sunday, June 16, 2024

Told Ya! Anthony Hopkins Won Best Actor After All But Didn’t Show — He Was in Wales on Holiday


I told you this morning Anthony Hopkins wasn’t coming to the Oscars,

He won anyway.

But as I reported this morning he was in Wales, where he’s been on holiday. This morning he visited his father’s grave.

He’s been blissfully oblivious to the Oscars.

Everyone thought Chadwick Boseman would win posthumously for “Ma Rainey.” But in the, Hopkins’ tour de force performance was too much to overcome. Boseman will always be remembered in this highest regard.

The Oscar producers assumed Boseman would win, and changed the order of the show. They made Best Actor last , hoping to get a huge standing ovation for the late actor. But it backfired. And the final award had no winner present.

Next year, back to the old order, please.

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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