Salma Hayek Shares Hilarious Video Of Anthony Hopkins Dancing After Oscar Win

Ata Owaji Victor
·2-min read
Photo credit: Salma Hayek - Instagram
Photo credit: Salma Hayek - Instagram

Anthony Hopkins and Salma Hayek's post Oscar win boogie is now officially the only way to celebrate an award.

On Wednesday, Hayek posted a video on Instagram of herself and the 83-year-old actor dancing after his historic awards win on Sunday, April 25, which saw him take home the gong for Best Actor for his role in The Father.

In the sweet clip Hopkins can be seen dancing to Leonard Cohen's 'Dance Me to the End of Love' while snacking, before being joined by Hayek. The pair end the video by embracing in a loving hug.

Hopkins may have been unable to receive his second Oscar in person, but the video shows that he's still celebrating his win with friends in style.

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'Celebrating with the king @anthonyhopkins 馃憫 his 2nd Oscar for his extraordinary performance in The Father, [sic]' Hayek captioned a sweet video, as well as translating the words into Spanish.

It's unclear exactly how the pair became friends but their friendship appears to be a lengthy one as Hayek was also in attendance at Hopkins' 2003 Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony.

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Hopkins became the oldest living actor to take home the Best Actor award with his win on Sunday. The two-time Oscar winner, beat out fellow nominees Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal), Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom), Gary Oldman (Mank), and Steven Yeun (Minari).

As Hopkins was unable to attends the awards in person, actor Joaquin Phoenix - who won in the category in 2021 for his performance in Joker - accepted the award on the Welsh actor's behalf.

The day after his historic feat, Hopkins posted a heartfelt 'thank you' video to his Instagram account, sharing with fans that he was currently 'in his homeland in Wales'.

'At 83 years of age, I did not expect to get this award. I really didn't,' he began. 'I'm very grateful to the Academy, and thank you.'

Hopkins went on to honour the late Chadwick Boseman, who was widely considered to be frontrunner in the category following his posthumous wins at the Golden Globes and Screen Actor's Guild Award for his role in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.

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'And I want to pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman, who was taken from us far too early,' Hopkins said. 'And again, thank you all very much. I really did not expect this.

'So I feel very privileged and honoured. Thank you.'

Hopkins first won the Best Actor Oscar in 1992 for his role as Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs.

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