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Anthony Hopkins missed the Oscars because he "didn't expect" to win

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The Father, but also for the fact that he didn't show up to receive his award. As the Academy Awards trialled a different running order this year, announcing Best Film ahead of the two leading performer categories, Hopkins's no-show meant the ceremony ended on quite a bizarre note.

While his win was as much of a surprise to Hopkins as it was to audiences and bookies, who had favoured Chadwick Boseman's performance in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, the actor has now revealed that he missed the ceremony because he didn't think he had any chance of winning. Related: Black Panther's Michael B Jordan responds to Chadwick Boseman's Oscar snubIn an interview on ITV's Lorraine this week, he explained: "I wasn't being cynical, I didn't expect to get it,.

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