Watch Anthony Hopkins’ Oscars Acceptance Speech And Chadwick Boseman Tribute

Last night’s Oscars ceremony ended on a strange note. Typically, the show concludes with the Best Picture winner, but for whatever reason they decided to end on Best Actor. That led many to believe a shocking upset or some crowd-pleasing victory was coming, like Chadwick Boseman winning for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Well, that didn’t happen. Instead, it went to Anthony Hopkins for his riveting performance in The Father. The actor wasn’t even there, and the night closed with a simple black & white graphic of his face.

Um, okay? Just think; if they had stuck with the traditional format the show could’ve conclusion on a Frances McDormand howl!  What a closer!

I’ve been amused at the people who are legit upset over it, though, as if an 83-year-old man in Wales was supposed to stay up until the early hours of the morning for an award he might win. Nah.  Hopkins went on to deliver his acceptance speech, while paying tribute to Boseman in a truly classy move.

 

 

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.