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Chadwick Boseman has just made history, as he has been nominated for a record-breaking four Screen Actors Guild Awards in the film categories in one year.
The Black Panther star tragically passed away in August 2020 after a long and private battle with colon cancer, aged just 43, and we’re so happy to see that he is still getting recognition for his work.
The late actor has been nominated in the ‘Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role’ category for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, as well the ‘Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role’ category for Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods.
He also received nods in the ‘Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture’ category for both Da 5 Bloods and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
He faces stiff competition though, especially for the male lead and male supporting actor categories…
He’s up against Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal), Anthony Hopkins (The Father), Gary Oldman (Mank), and Steven Yeun (Minari) for the male lead award, and Sacha Baron Cohen (The Trial of the Chicago 7), Daniel Kaluuya (Judas and the Black Messiah), Jared Leto (The Little Things), and Leslie Odom, Jr. (One Night in Miami) for the best supporting actor category.
We honestly can’t call it!
And it isn’t just for the Screen Actors Guild Awards for which he is receiving nominations, as he was also nominated for a Golden Globe in the ‘Best Actor in a Drama’ category, and also received both lead and supporting actor nominations for the NAACP Image Awards.
He was previously nominated for Best Actor at the IFP Gotham Awards, and also received the Actor Tribute Award, which his wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, accepted on his behalf.
“As an artist, an actor and a person, Chad made a practice of telling the truth,” she said in the emotional pre-recorded acceptance speech.
“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.”
Good luck to Chadwick Boseman and the rest of the nominees!
The SAG Awards will air on Sunday, April 4. We can’t wait!