Sir Anthony Hopkins among nominees for tonight's Academy Awards


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Welsh actor Sir Anthony Hopkins is among the nominees for this year's Academy Awards, which take place on Sunday (April 25).

Hopkins has been nominated in the Best Actor category for his role in the highly acclaimed film The Father, in which he plays the role of an ageing man dealing with progressive memory loss.


Writing in the Guardian, critic Anne Bilson described the role as "a career-best performance – brave, painful, and utterly heartbreaking."


The Port Talbot-born actor has previously won an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992, for his iconic performance as Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs.


He has been nominated for six Oscars in total.


Hopkins is up against Gary Oldman (Mank), Steven Yeun (Minari), Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metel), and the late Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom).

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