Chadwick Boseman’s Wife Cries During Golden Globes Speech
Written by BET on February 28, 2021
Chadwick Boseman posthumously gained the Golden Globe award within the Greatest Actor (Drama) class for his efficiency in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and his spouse Taylor Simone Ledward gave a shifting acceptance speech on his behalf that was as memorable because the late actor’s legacy.
Visibly emotional and combating again tears from the second Boseman’s identify was known as, Ledward channeled her husband’s phrases in her speech. “He would thank God, he would thank his mother and father, he would thank the ancestors for his or her steering and sacrifices,” she mentioned. “He would say one thing stunning… One thing that might amplify that little voice inside all of us that tells you to maintain going, that calls you again to what you are supposed to be doing at this second in historical past.”
Watch Ledward’s full speech under:
Boseman died at 43 on August 28, 2020 following a four-year battle with colon most cancers, a prognosis he hadn’t shared publicly. Ma Rainey’s Black Backside was his ultimate movie function, although he’ll finest be remembered because the Black Panther within the Marvel universe.
Certainly, earlier within the Golden Globes telecast, a section that includes a bunch of kindergarten youngsters getting quizzed about this 12 months’s nominees proved Boseman’s affect and enduring legacy. When proven an image of the late actor, all the kids instantly recognized him because the Black Panther, although they couldn’t do the identical for any of the opposite nominees in varied classes.
Throughout her speech, the digicam at one level additionally panned to Boseman’s Ma Rainey Black Backside co-star, Viola Davis and her husband, Julius Tennon. Davis was additionally emotional about Boseman’s win for his epic portrayal.