'The Father' Wins Two Academy Awards for Sony Classics

April 26, 2021

In one of the more surprising turns of an already unusual Oscar night, the award for Best Actor went to Anthony Hopkins for his performance in the Sony Pictures Classics film The Father. The win is Hopkins' second in his career, out of six total nominations.

The Father also won for Writing (Adapted Screenplay). Director Florian Zeller co-wrote the script with Christopher Hampton, based on Zeller's own play. The story follows an aging man grappling with dementia and his relationship with his daughter.

In an interview with IndieWire, Hopkins called the screenplay "a perfect script" that "got my attention right away." He further explained that the subject matter resonated because "Everyone has a father, or will have to deal with this dilemma of what to do with people you love when they suffer from dementia… We are all in the same boat."

Congratulations to all the winners! For more on this film and its wins, read more at IndieWire.