Sunday night’s Academy Awards ended on a controversial note, at least according to viewers on social media, as Anthony Hopkins won the best actor award after the show set up a posthumous victory for Chadwick Boseman.
Fans of the Academy Awards expressed outrage on social media following the events of the night, raising questions about why the entire Oscars left the best actor award toward the end if it was going to go to Hopkins and not Boseman, who died in 2020 due to complications with cancer.
Hopkins didn’t appear on screen at the award show after winning the award, either, which made the moment all the more strange, as I wrote for the Deseret News.
“I want to pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman, who was taken from us far too early,” Hopkins said in the video.
“Well, here I am in my homeland in Wales, and at 83 years of age I did not expect to get this award, I really didn’t,” he said.