Actor, Sir Anthony Hopkins has made history as the oldest actor to win an acting Academy Award.

Hopkins, 83 played a role in “The Father”, which made him grab the statue for best actor.

Considering the views and expectations of movie and theatre enthusiasts, bit of an upset occurred since the late Chadwick Boseman had been favoured to take the category which the film director won.

On his profile as an actor, the film producer has received many awards, including two Academy Awards, four BAFTAs, two Emmys, the Cecil B. DeMille Award and a British Academy Television Award.

After graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 1957, Hopkins trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and was then spotted by Laurence Olivier who invited him to join the Royal National Theatre in 1965.

Productions at the National included King Lear, his favourite Shakespeare play. His last stage play was a West End production of M. Butterfly in 1989.

In 1993, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the arts.

Surprisingly, Hopkins was not present to accept his award.