Chadwick Boseman Posthumously Wins Best Actor At The 2021 Golden Globes

Starr Bowenbank
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Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images
Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images

From ELLE

Hollywood is still devastated by the loss of Chadwick Boseman. Though the actor may be gone, it doesn't mean he will ever be forgotten.

Six months after the announcement of his passing his, Boseman was nominated for his first-ever Golden Globe in the Best Actor, film category for playing the role of Levee Green in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.

Last night, Chadwick became a posthumous recipient of the award.

Boseman's wife Taylor Simone Ledward accepted the award on his behalf, giving an emotional speech.

'He would thank his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifices. He would thank his team...He would say something beautiful, something inspiring, something that would amplify that little voice inside 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,' she said.

'I don't have his words but we have to take all the moments to celebrate those that we love.'

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After Chadwick received an Actor Tribute at the Gotham Independent Film Awards earlier this year, his wife also accepted and gave a stunning speech on his behalf and said:

'He is the most honest person I've ever met because he didn't just stop at speaking the truth, he actively searched for it in himself, in those around him and in the moment. The truth can be a very easy thing for the self to avoid, but if one does not live in truth, then it's impossible to live in line with a divine purpose.

He harnessed the power of letting go and letting God's love shine through. He realized that when one is able to recognize that when their strength does not come from themself, they rarely mess up. That's what he was doing when he was acting — not merely telling a story or reading lines on a page, but modeling for us a path to true fulfillment.

It is my honour to receive this award on behalf of my husband, an acknowledgement not only of his profound work, but of his impact on this industry and this world.'

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