Chadwick Boseman wins Golden Globe award
Chadwick Boseman was named best movie actor at the Golden Globe awards on Sunday, six months after his death at age 43.
Boseman, best known for the superhero movie “Black Panther,” was awarded the Golden Globe for lead actor in a movie drama for his role as an ambitious trumpet player in 1920s jazz drama “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”
His widow, Simone Ledward Boseman, delivered a heartbreaking speech while accepting the award through tears on Boseman’s behalf.
“He would say something beautiful,” she said. “Something inspiring. Something that would amplify that little voice inside of all of us that tells you can. That tells you to keep going … and I don’t have his words.”
“Ma Rainey” was Boseman’s last film performance, and Sunday’s Golden Globe marked the biggest Hollywood award for Boseman in his career in film and television. He has also won posthumous awards for the “Ma Rainey” role from several movie critics groups but was never Oscar- or Golden Globe-nominated while he was alive.
Boseman died in August 2020, having kept secret a four-year battle with colon cancer.
Boseman is also nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award next month, and is widely expected to be a strong Oscar contender when nominations are announced in mid-March.