Chadwick Boseman honored with posthumous Golden Globe after death at 43, His widow Simone accepted the award on his behalf.

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Black Panther actor, Chadwick Boseman, was posthumously honored at the Golden Globes for his performance as an ambitious trumpeter in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

His widow Simone accepted the award on his behalf as she fought back tears, said: “He (Chadwick) would thank God, he would thank his parents, he would thank his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifices.”

“He would thank his incredible team, on and offset. He would say something beautiful, something inspiring.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020): (L to R) Glynn Turman as Toldeo, Chadwick Boseman as Levee, Michael Potts as Slow Drag, and Colman Domingo as Cutler. Cr. David Lee / Netflix
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She added: “He would say something beautiful, something inspiring, something that would amplify that little voice inside of all of us that tells you can’, that tells you to keep going, that calls you back to what you were meant to be doing at this moment in history.”

Simone concluded: “And I don’t have his words but we have to take all the moments to celebrate those we love. So thank you HFPA, for this opportunity to do exactly that.

“Hon, you keep ’em coming.”

Boseman, who died aged 43 last August due to complications related to colon cancer, won the award in the best performance by an actor in a motion picture category.

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It’s the first Golden Globe win for Boseman, who achieved global stardom as King T’Challa of fictitious African country Wakanda aka superhero Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.