Chadwick Boseman (1976-2020) took the statuette of best actor in a dramatic film at the 78th edition of the Golden Globe and marked his name in the history of entertainment. With this Sunday’s victory (28), he became the first black actor to win a posthumous prize at the awards and the second to become a winner after his death – the first time was with Peter Finch (1916-1977), by Intrigue Network (1976).
The award for his work in The Supreme Voice of the Blues (2020) also makes Boseman the fourth black actor to win in the category of best actor in a drama film. Before him, they took the figurine Forest Whitaker, for The Last King of Scotland (2006), Denzel Washington, for Hurricane, Hurricane (1999) and Sidney Poitier, for A Voice in the Shadows (1963).
The former Marvel star has also put his name in the history of Netflix. With the Golden Globe win, Boseman is marked as the first actor to win in this category for an original film from a streaming service.
Taylor Simone Ledward, Boseman’s wife, received the award on behalf of the actor and delivered an emotional speech in honor of her husband.
“He would thank the gods, his team, his ancestors and his friends on the set. He would tell everyone who doesn’t believe in themselves to move on and not give up. I don’t have his words, but I know he had love for all of us, “he said, without holding back his tears.
The actor died in August 2020 from a colon cancer he had been battling since 2016. In recent years, his career had taken a leap forward by becoming the Black Panther of the Marvel Universe in theaters and starring in critically acclaimed independent films – -path that led him to win the Golden Globe for A Voz Suprema do Blues.
Netflix celebrated the actor’s victory on social media. Check out:
Forever, my hero. Chadwick Boseman, Best Actor in a Drama Film for The Supreme Voice of the Blues.
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