achieved big in the Hollywood’s big night!
Boseman won the best actor in a motion picture-drama award for his performance
in “Ma Rainey’s Black bottom” as a
talented jazz musician at the Golden Globe on Sunday, making Boseman the second
posthumous winner in the category’s history.
wife, Simone Ledward Boseman, received the award on behalf of his late husband
and gave an emotional acceptance speech.
The Black Panther actor died of colon cancer
on August 18, 2020 at the age of 43. His sudden death came as a shocker in the
entertainment world, where he is remembered for his humbleness and handwork, which shines through in his performance in Marvel’s blockbuster Black Panther
and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
would thank God. He would thank his parents. He would thanks his ancestors for
their guidance and their sacrifices,” Ledward Boseman said. “He would say
something beautiful, something inspiring, something that would simplify that
little voice inside of all of us that tells you, ‘You can,’ that tells you to
keep going, that calls you back to what you are meant to be doing at this
moment in history.”
— Sylvia (@SylviaObell) March 1, 2021
grieving wife also extended thanks to Boseman’s fellow-actors and crew members,
director George C. Wolfe, Netflix, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, his
guider and mentor Denzel Washington and more.
don’t have his words, but we have to take all the moments to celebrate those we
love, so thank you HFPA, for this opportunity to do exactly that. And, honey,
you keep ‘em coming. Thankyou,” she ended her speech.
defeated tough competitors to win this award. He was in competition with Riz
Ahmed (The Sound of Metal), Gary Oldman (Mank) and Tahar Rahim (The
Mauritanian) and Anthony Hopkins (The Father).
Ma’ Rainey’s Black bottom was
the last and the perfect swan song for Boseman, who was at the height of his
career and left the world too soon. He also recently featured in Spike Lee’s Da
Five Bloods, a Vietnam drama that put him in the race for posthumous Oscars.
the course of his remarkable career, Boseman played many significant historical
characters, including baseball legend Jackie Robinson in “42,” James Brown in “Get on
Up,” and as civil rights activist Thurgood Marshal in “Marshal.”
portrayal in the Black Panther movie changed the game entirely; he gave us a
brave hero, a kind king and a legend that live on forever. He will forever be
our ultimate king of Wakanda!
how fans are reacting to Boseman’s posthumous Golden Globe achievement:
— Biguous AF (@By_Kemi) March 1, 2021
— April (@ReignOfApril) March 1, 2021
— NBC Entertainment (@nbc) March 1, 2021
CHADWICK BOSEMAN GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER! DESERVED WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU pic.twitter.com/9zo6gkgX1y
— mel | LAYOUT IS A JOKE (@wandalorianz) March 1, 2021
— ✩ milo ✩ (@hotsouthernboy) March 1, 2021
— Ashley K. (@AshleyKSmalls) March 1, 2021
was Boseman’s first Golden Globe nomination and, unfortunately, his last!
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