‘He would have thanked God’: Chadwick Boseman receives posthumous Golden Globe

On Sunday February 28, actor Chadwick Boseman, who died of colon cancer on August 28, 2020, was posthumously awarded a Golden Globe for his performance as a jazz musician in “My Rainey’s Black Bottom”.

En last August, the American actor Chadwick Boseman, best known for his role in Black Panther, was deceased as a result of colon cancer. Diagnosed in 2016, the star shot his biggest movies while battling the disease.

Chadwick Boseman won Sunday February 28, the award for best actor in a film for his performance in the feature film by George C. Wolfe “My Rainey’s Black Bottom”. He thus becomes the second posthumous winner in Golden Globe history in his category reports Variety.

It was his wife, Simone Ledward Boseman, who picked up his award and delivered a moving acceptance speech on behalf of the actor. It evokes in particular the faith of the star of Black Panther who had already expressed himself on this subject on several occasions.

“He would have thanked God. He would have thanked his parents. He would have thanked his elders for their advice and sacrifices, ”she said with emotion.

“He would have said something beautiful, inspiring, something that would amplify that little voice inside of all of us saying to you, ‘You are capable,’ telling you to keep going, reminding you of what you are. supposed to do at this point in history. “

Simone Ledward Boseman added that she did not have “his words”, before encouraging the public to take “every opportunity to celebrate those we love”.

Chadwick Boseman often spoke of his Christian faith. In 2018, notably during the opening speech of his former university, Howard University he had referred to several passages in the Bible and he had encouraged the students to trust God for their future:

“When God has something for you, it doesn’t matter who is against it. God will take someone who is holding you back from the door and put someone there who will open it for you if it is for you. . I don’t know what your future is. But if you’re willing to take the harder, more complicated path, the one with more early failures than successes, the one that ultimately proved to make more sense, more victory, more glory, then you will not regret it. “

Camille Westphal Perrier

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‘He would have thanked God’: Chadwick Boseman receives posthumous Golden Globe