Hollywood’s Anthony Hopkins made the history on Sunday night by becoming the oldest man ever to win Oscar’s best actor award.
The 83-year-old won the award for his role of a man with dementia in ‘The Father’. He, however, was not present to receive the award at the ceremony.
Anthony Hopkins had bagged the Oscar award in the same category for his role in 1991’s The Silence of the Lambs as well.
Chloé Zhao of Chinese origin took two top prizes for her movie Nomadland – the Best Picture and Best Director. In her speech, she said, “To the nomad community. All the people we met on the road. Thank you for teaching us the power of resilience and hope. And for reminding us what true kindness looks like.”
The Chinese-born director became the first Asian woman to win Best Director at Oscar Awards. She is also the second ever female director to win the award.
Interestingly, the lead actor of Nomadland Frances McDormand won the Best Actress award at the Academy Awards.
Al-Jazeera reported that there were nine actors of colour in the acting categories, while there were 76 different nominations for 70 women in a variety of categories.
Meanwhile, Youn Yuh-jung clinched the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in Minari, a tale of immigrants.
The 73-year-old became the first South Korean actor win an Oscar. In 2020, South Korean director Bong Joon-Ho won best director and best film awards for his out of this world black comedy thriller ‘Parasite’.