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.
— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) April 26, 2021