Oscars 2021 | Frances McDormand and Anthony Hopkins, Best Leading Actors

Frances McDormand won this Sunday the Oscar for best actress for “Nomadland”, the third statuette he has achieved in his career after those he achieved for “Fargo” (1996) and by “Three advertisements on the outskirts” (2017).

This accolade for McDormand places her among the greatest actresses at the Oscars. Only Meryl Streep e Ingrid Bergman they had won three Oscars so far while the absolute queen of acting, both female and male, remains Katharine Hepburn, with an award-winning poker.

McDormand joined this very select club of stars thanks to his fabulous work on “Nomadland,” a lyrical look at all those left on the fringes of the capitalist system in America.

Additionally, McDormand also took home a second Oscar tonight: that of best film for “Nomadland” as producer of this film.

In his speech after receiving the award, McDormand made a great defense of movie magic. “Please see our movie on the biggest screen possible”, he claimed.

“One day very, very soon, take everyone you know to a cinema, shoulder to shoulder in that dark space. And see all the films that are represented here today,” said the actress, who ended her speech by imitating the howl of a wolf.

Anthony Hopkins, the oldest winner in history

For its part, Anthony Hopkins he won as best actor for “The father”, with which he becomes the oldest winner in history of the awards at his 83 years. He has already won the award for ‘The Silence of the Lambs’.

The Hollywood Academy presented this award at the end of the ceremony, an unusual decision since it is usually a moment reserved for the best film and this time it was preceded by great expectation to know if Chadwick Boseman he would win a posthumous Oscar.

Finally, Joaquin Phoenix announced the award for Hopkins, who did not appear in the broadcast.

In “The Father”, the actor of Welsh origin portrays the suffering of an old man who suffers from dementia and feels his cognitive abilities begin to decline.

It was the sixth Oscar nomination for Hopkins, who had already won the statuette for his acclaimed Hannibal Lecter of “The silence of the lambs” (1991) and also featured in last year’s edition in the cast category for “The Two Popes.”

His vulnerable character, totally opposite to Hannibal Lecter, has returned the veteran interpreter to the front line of the awards season, as he already won the BAFTA, which he thanked with a message in which he claimed to have lived an “incredible experience” with tape.

At the premiere of the film, Hopkins explained in an interview with Efe that when he read the script he felt something similar to what happened to him with “The Silence of the Lambs.” He knew instantly that he wanted to.

“When you reach 83, I do not know if you are smarter or stupider, but of course you do not waste time thinking too much about yourself,” he added when talking about his work with the British Olivia Colman.

“When it comes to acting, I just do it and that’s it, and with an actress by my side like Olivia, a wonderful director (Florian Zeller) and a good script like this, that’s the most important thing,” he said.

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Oscars 2021 | Frances McDormand and Anthony Hopkins, Best Leading Actors

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