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Last night’s semi-virtual Golden Globe awards – which took place in both New York and Los Angeles at the same time – were interesting, to say the least…
But one of the biggest highlights of the evening was Chadwick Boseman posthumously winning his first-ever Golden Globe award, which his wife Taylor Simone Ledward accepted on his behalf.
The late Black Panther actor was nominated for his first-ever Golden Globe award just six months after passing away from colon cancer at just 43 years old. He received his nomination in the ‘Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama’ category, for his portrayal of Levee Green in George C Wolfe’s Netflix film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
As you can imagine, his wife’s acceptance speech was an emotional one…
“He would thank God. He would thank his parents. He would thank his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifices,” Taylor Simone Ledward’s heartfelt acceptance speech began.
“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.
“I don’t have his words but we have to take all the moments to celebrate those that we love.
“So thank you HFPA for this opportunity to do exactly that and hun, you keep em coming. Thank you.”
They may indeed keep “coming”, as Chadwick Boseman has made history by being nominated for four Screen Actors Guild Awards this year. The ceremony takes place next month, so Taylor Simone Ledward may very well be accepting a few more awards on her late husband’s behalf.
This once again proves that Chadwick Boseman may be gone, but will never, ever be forgotten.