Chadwick Boseman's wife tearfully accepts Golden Globe Award with powerful tribute

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Published: March 1,2021 10:23 AM
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March 1, 2021: Chadwick Boseman was awarded a posthumous Golden Globe for the Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom." It was his final role before his death last year afte

March 1, 2021: Chadwick Boseman was awarded a posthumous Golden Globe for the Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom." It was his final role before his death last year after a battle with colon cancer.



Boseman's wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, accepted the award on his behalf.



With tears, she said in part, "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 went on to say, "I don't have his words but we have to take all the moments to celebrate those that we love."



Earlier this year, Chadwick's wife accepted an Actor Tribute at the 30th Annual IFP Gotham Awards in his honor.



During the moving speech, Taylor noted her late husband's purpose in life and dedication to his craft.



Boseman's fellow nominees included Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal), Anthony Hopkins (The Father), Gary Oldman (Mank) and Tahar Rahim (The Mauritanian). Ahmed, Oldman and Rahim all applauded his win. (Hopkins was not virtually present for the Globes.) Renee Zellweger presented the award and was visibly moved by his wife's words.



The Globe win comes after recognition from Film Independent, the National Board of Review and the Screen Actors Guild. (Boseman made history as the first actor to earn four SAG nominations in a single year.) He was also the recipient of the Gotham Awards Tribute prize, which Ledward accepted on his