The Two Popes co-stars Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins are both recognized by the Academy Awards.
Oscar-shortlisted for two Welsh actors have been shortlisted for Oscar at the 92nd Academy Awards, This was revealed today, but hotly-spotted Rocketman star Taron Egerton has lost it.
Jonathan Pryce is in the race to honor the best Actor title for his role in The Two Popes while his co-star has been approved as Best Supporting Actor.
But last week’s Golden Globe Best Actor winner Egerton, who was raised in Aberystwyth, has missed out on being shortlisted, despite receiving plaudits galore for his lead role in the Elton John biopic.
Pryce and Hopkins will now be hoping look forward to success when the 2020 Academy Awards premieres Sunday, February 9 in Hollywood.
Pryce will go up against Antonio Banderas (pain and Glory), Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood), Adam Driver (Marriage Story) and Joaquin Phoenix (Joker) for Best Actor.
While Hopkins, who previously won an Oscar for his iconic role as Hannibal Lester in The Silence of the Lambs, Hopkins is nominated alongside Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood), Brad Pitt (Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood), AI Pacino (The Irishman)and Joe Pesci (The Irishman) in the Supporting Actor category.
This is the second time the Hopkins has been nominated for Best Supporting Actor, the first being for Amistad in1998, and he was also nominated for Best Actor for the Remains of the Day in 1994 and Nixon in 1996.