Anthony Hopkins Becomes Oldest Best Actor Nominee at Oscars

Richard Farnsworth was 79 when he was nominated for “The Straight Story”

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Anthony Hopkins made history with his Oscar nomination for “The Father” in the Best Actor category on Monday — he became the oldest Best Actor nominee at 83.

The previous record holder, Richard Farnsworth, was 79 when he was nominated for “The Straight Story.”

Hopkins was nominated in the category alongside Riz Ahmed, Gary Oldman, Chadwick Boseman and Steven Yeun.

“The Father” was directed by Florian Zeller and follows a man (Hopkins) who refuses assistance from his daughter as he ages, but soon begins to doubt his loved ones and even his own reality. The film also stars Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss and Olivia Williams.

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