Chadwick Boseman was the people favourite and the frontrunner to win the Oscar best actor but it slipped. Many were shocked when the winner was ain’t including Hopkins.
The 83-year-old beat Chadwick Boseman to the glory. Hopkins did not even attend the ceremony and by the time he was announced the winner, he was asleep. Chadwick Boseman, passed away in August 2020 following a private four-year battle with colon cancer.
In a new interview with “Lorraine,” Hopkins recalled his reaction to winning the Best Actor award, admitting that he “didn’t expect it
“Well, what happened very briefly…I didn’t expect to get it, at all,” he recalled. “The main contender was Chadwick Boseman.”
Hopkins continued, “So I went to bed and the buzzer on my phone went [off] and it was a text from my agent [saying], ‘You’ve won the Oscar.’ It was about 5 o’clock in the morning.””I couldn’t believe it,” he added. “I really couldn’t believe it. I didn’t expect it.”