Chadwick Boseman Oscar Award Snub Sparks Outrage On Twitter

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As the 93rd Academy Awards winded down on Sunday night, all eyes were on the final award of the night, Best Actor in a Motion Picture with the heavy favorite being late star Chadwick Boseman for his performance in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” Typically, the final award of the evening is the Best Picture category, but the Oscars seemed to re-arrange the categories, without any explanation. RELATED: Chadwick Boseman's Wife Delivers Inspiring Speech After SAG Awards Win Joaquin Phoenix took the stage to announce the nominees, and in a shocking moment for everyone…Best Actor in a Motion Picture went to Anthony Hopkins for “The Father.” Anthony, 83, was not on hand to accept the award and had the Academy accept it on his behalf. RELATED: Daniel Kaluuya Dedicates 2021 SAG Award To Chadwick Boseman But Twitter was not having it – dozens of fans took to the social media platform to share their shock and surprise. https://twitter.com/kylebuchanan/status/1386519242426642432 https://twitter.com/IR0NLANG/status/1386520201995472898 https://twitter.com/MatthewACherry/status/1386519683419893772 https://twitter.com/RiseFallNickBck/status/1386520166972932096 https://twitter.com/franklinleonard/status/1386524548984606726 https://twitter.com/SpencerAlthouse/status/1386519870121168898 https://twitter.com/JoyAnnReid/status/1386523030994759680 While some fans were quick to point out that Anthony had a stellar performance, others were just downright confused. How did Chadwick not win? And why did the Oscars rearrange the categories to make Best Actor the final award of the night, despite that honor usually going to Best Picture, if it wasn’t going to be a tribute to the late “Black Panther” star!?PHOTOS: Remembering Chadwick Boseman: His Life In Photos [gallery_id value=601241 post_id=601241] Chadwick, who passed away last summer after a private battle with cancer, was the favorite to win, given that he’d won the category in every major award show this year, including the Golden Globe. His wife, Simone Ledward Boseman, has been accepting the awards on his behalf.