When Ma Rainey’s black bottom Released last year, Chadwick Boseman’s absence during the press conference was strongly felt. But it didn’t diminish the impressive magic that he was able to work with his character as a trumpeter Levee Green. It was a role that posthumously earned the actor many awards and for which he received his first Golden Globe for Best Actor last night Ma Rainey’s black bottom, an award accepted by his wife Taylor Simone Ledward, who was also sharing a move Golden Globes Talk in his memory.
Chadwick Boseman died of colon cancer in August last year at the age of 43 Ma Rainey’s black bottom had not been released yet, he had finished filming the same, despite battling the complications of his debilitating cancer, undergoing many surgeries and chemotherapy. This was the passion that Boseman possessed and that always carried over to his characters on the screen.
Today, when he won the title of best actor, he is the first black actor to receive the Golden Globe Award posthumously. He was also nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Critics Choice Award for his role in Ma Rainey’s black bottom.
It was Taylor Simone Ledward who appeared on behalf of her late husband to receive the award, sharing what Boseman would most likely have said if he had still been here.
“He would say something beautiful, something inspiring, something that would reinforce that little voice in all of us that tells you you can. That tells you to keep going, that calls you back to what you are in this He would thank God. He would thank his parents. He would thank his ancestors for their guidance and sacrifices.
“He would thank his incredible team: Michael Greene, Azeem Chiba, Nicki Fioravante, Evelyn O’Neill, Chris Huvane and Logan Coles. He would thank his team on set for making this film: Deidra Dixon, Sian Richards, Craig Anthony and Andrew Carlone . “
“He would thank Mr. George C. Wolfe, Mr. Denzel Washington, many socialmediagossips at Netflix. He would say Ms. Viola Davis, Mr. Glynn Turman, Mr. Michael Potts, Mr. Colman Domingo, Ms. Taylour Paige, Mr. Dusan Brown. And I have his Words not. But we all need to take moments to celebrate those we love. Thank you HFPA for this opportunity to do just that. And honey, you keep coming back. Thank you. “
The other actors nominated in the Best Actor category were Riz Ahmed for Sound of metal, Gary Oldman for Deficiency, Anthony Hopkins for The fatherand Tahar Rahim for The Mauritanian. Given his streak of nominations this season, there is a chance Boseman could also earn a Best Actor nomination at the Oscars.
Boseman’s co-star in the film, Viola Davis, was also nominated for Best Actress at the Golden Globe Awards, but lost to Andra Day (The United States versus Billie Holiday). You can listen to Simone Ledward’s full speech Here.
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