Chadwick Boseman’s Family Defends Anthony Hopkins’ Oscar 2021 Win

Anthony Hopkins mentions Chadwick Boseman in his belated speech.

Anthony Hopkins and Chadwick Boseman were nominated for the Best Actor award at the Oscars 2021. The former won the category, which made Boseman’s fans lose it. Chadwick was nominated for his role in the movie ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ and Hopinks was nominated for his role in the movie ‘The Father’. 

Derrick Boseman’s Comments On His Brother Not Winning The Oscar

Derrick Boseman, Chadwick’s brother, spoke to TMZ, he said that he (Derrick) doesn’t view Chadwick Boseman not winning the Best Actor at the Oscars 2021 as a snub because every nominated actor was excellent and deserving of the award. He also said that the family isn’t upset or agitated whatsoever that Chadwick’s name wasn’t called at the end of the Oscars ceremony. 

Secondly, Derrick added that the family wishes Hopkins and his family all the best. Because, as Derrick put it, “I’m sure (Anthony Hopkins) would if Chad won”. Derrick spoke about his brother, Chadwick wasn’t one to put too much value on the Oscars anyway. Derrick says Chadwick “always described them to me as a campaign.” Finally, Derrick said, “yes, an Oscar would have been an achievement but was never an obsession.”

Anthony Hopkins was not present at the Oscars ceremony when he was given the Best Actor Award. This was due to the age of the Oscar-winning actor. It was not considered safe for him to travel during the pandemic. 

Anthony’s Instagram Speech 

Moreover, On Monday, Anthony Hopkins uploaded an Instagram post where he thanked everyone for the speech. He said, “Well here I am in my homeland in Wales. However, at 83 years of age I did not expect to get this award. I really didn’t. I am grateful to the Academy and thank you.” Anthony Hopkins was the oldest winner of this category. 

Towards the end of the video, Hopkins even mentioned Chadwick Boseman. He spoke about his impact on the Oscars 2021 and his death and paid tribute to him. He said, “And I want to pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman, who was taken from us far too early. And again, thank you all very much. I really did not expect this, so I feel very privileged and honoured.”

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