Sir Anthony Hopkins wins Oscar for best actor


Oscar award

The Welsh actor Sir Anthony Hopkins has won the best actor Oscar at the 93rd Academy Awards.


Hopkins won for his performance as an ageing man with dementia in the critically acclaimed film The Father, directed by French playwright and novelist Florian Zeller.


The Port Talbot-born actor had previously won the best actor award in 1992, for his iconic performance as Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs.


The victory makes Hopkins, 83, the oldest ever Oscar winner.


Hopkins fought off competition from 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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