Chadwick Boseman, who died in 2020 at age 43, won the Golden Globe for best dramatic actor this Sunday posthumously for his work in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”

Chadwick Boseman, who died at the age of 43 on August 28, 2020 due to colon cancer that had been diagnosed in 2016 and which he had kept secret, won the Posthumous Golden Globe this Sunday for his role in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom ”. His wife, in tears, accepted the award on his behalf: “I don’t have his words, but we have to take advantage of the moments to celebrate those we love ”.

He would thank God, thank his parents, thank his ancestors for their guidance and sacrifices”Said the late actor’s widow at the 78th Golden Globes.

“He would say something beautiful. Something inspiring, something that will amplify that little voice within us that tells us that we can do it, that we move on… ”, Taylor Simone Ledward continued in her heartfelt acceptance speech during the gala that was held virtually because of the pandemic.

The actor’s wife starred in the most exciting moment of the gala with words full of love. She cried from the first word, an emotion that infected Renée Zellweger, the presenter, and all the spectators who were following the award ceremony.

Chadwick Boseman died of cancer at age 43 (Reuters)

Chadwick Boseman died of cancer at age 43 (Reuters) 

His death at such a young age shocked Hollywood, as the actor had risen to the top with his performance in the blockbuster “Black Panther.”

Boseman is the first African American posthumous winner in the history of these awards and he is the fourth African-American actor to win the Best Actor in Drama category after Forest Whitaker in “The Last King of Scotland,” Denzel Washington in “The Hurricane” and Sidney Poitier in “Lilies in the Field.”

La estrella de “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” venció a Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal), Anthony Hopkins (The Father), Gary Oldman (Mank) y Tahar Rahim (The Mauritanian).

This was Boseman’s first Golden Globe nomination.

In the Netflix movie that was released after his death, the actor plays an ambitious trumpeter named Levee who intends to launch himself with his own version of Ma Rainey’s songs, the powerful blues singer played by Viola Davis.

Throughout his career, the actor demonstrated a talent for playing historical figures, with memorable performances as baseball great Jackie Robinson in “42,” music legend James Brown in “Get on Up,” and as the defender. of civil rights Thurgood Marshall in “Marshall”.

He also starred in Spike Lee’s 2019 thriller “21 Bridges” and “Da Five Bloods.”

Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016, yet the actor never made public his health status. He was buried on September 3 in a cemetery in Belton, South Carolina.

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