Chadwick Boseman’s wife became emotional while accepting his Posthumous Golden Globe

  • AUTHOR: midhat
  • POSTED ON: March 1, 2021

The legend achieved big in the Hollywood’s big night!

Chadwick 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.

His 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.

“He 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.”

The 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.

“I 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.

Boseman 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.

Over 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.”

His 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!

Here’s how fans are reacting to Boseman’s posthumous Golden Globe achievement:

This was Boseman’s first Golden Globe nomination and, unfortunately, his last!

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Updated March 1, 2021
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