Chadwick Boseman picked up the best actor in a motion picture-drama prize for his performance as a talented jazz musician in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, becoming only the second posthumous winner in the category’s history. His wife, Simone Ledward Boseman, gave an emotional acceptance speech on the late actor’s behalf.
Boseman died on August 18, 2020, of cancer at the age of 43. His death at such a young age shocked Hollywood, coming as the actor had summited the A-list with his performance in the Marvel box office smash “Black Panther.”
“He would thank God. He would thank his parents. He would thank his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifices,” Ledward Boseman said. “He would say something beautiful, something inspiring, something that would amplify 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.”
Ledward Boseman also thanked Boseman’s co-stars, director George C. Wolfe, Netflix, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, his mentor Denzel Washington and more.
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SOURCE: Variety, Brent Lang