The late Chadwick Boseman picked up the statuette for Best Actor Sunday night at the Golden Globes for his twist on Netflix on Ma Rainey’s black bum.His award was practically accepted by his widow Simone Ledward who was a rousing, emotional one Delivered speech in which she thanked Boseman’s family and co-workers and imagined how he would have delivered his speech in his own words
“He would thank God” began Simone. He would thank his parents. He would thank his ancestors for their guidance and sacrificeâ ????
â ???? He would say something beautiful. Something inspiring 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 should be doing Simone added
She tearfully named and thanked members of Boseman’s creative team, the film’s crew, and staff such as director George C. Wolfe and producer Denzel Washington “I don’t have his words, but we all need to take the moments to celebrate those we love” She added so thank you HFPA for this opportunity to do just that ???? She then turned directly to her late husband: “And honey, you’re getting on”Thank youâ ????
For the past few months, Simone Boseman’s Ma Rainey victories have been accepted on his behalf and held rousing speeches about her late husband, “He has been blessed to have many lives in his focused life,” she said at the Gotham Awards He used the power to let go and let God’s love shine throughâ ????
Boseman was nominated against Anthony Hopkins (The Father), Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal), Gary Oldman (Mank) and Tahar Rahim (The Mauritanian) on Sunday evening and Boseman has long been the front runner this season in the personal event Best Actor Category, thanks to his difficult twist on Ma Rainey as Levee, a tormented cornetist who struggled to break out as a musician, is widely expected to be nominated for an Oscar – the first of his career – when the Oscars are awarded Taking place in late April, Directed by Wolfe, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is based on the classic piece of the same name by August Wilson and also plays Viola Davis, Colman Domingo and Taylour Paige
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