On Sunday February 28, 2021, Chadwick Boseman was posthumously awarded the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Dramatic Film. By accepting her prize, the widow of the star who died last August delivered a heartbreaking speech.

A sequence loaded with emotion … On the occasion of the 78th edition of the Golden Globes Awards, five actors were in the running for the prize for best actor in a dramatic film. Among them were Riz Ahmed, Anthony Hopkins, Gary Oldman, Tahar Rahim and the late Chadwick Boseman. To the applause of the virtual audience, Renée Zellweger announced that the award was presented posthumously to the star of Black Panther, who excelled in the Netflix film, The Blues of Ma Rainey, where he gave the answer to Viola Davis. While the comedian was swept away by colon cancer on August 28, 2020, it was his widow, Taylor Simone Ledward who wanted to speak.

From her living room, it is in a magnificent evening dress that the young woman put herself in the place of the one she had loved for two years. She said with emotion: “He would thank God, his parents, his ancestors for their advice and their sacrifices. He would thank his incredible team. (…) He would say something sublime, inspiring, something that would amplify the little voice that lives in us all and that tells us that we can do it, that we must continue. That voice that brings you back to what you are supposed to be doing at this precise moment. ” Moved, Chadwick Boseman’s widow continued: “He would thank Mr. George C. Wolfe (Angels in America), Mr. Denzel Washington, many people. He would thank Miss Viola Davis, Mr. Glynn Turman, Mr. Michael Potts, Mr. Colman Domingo, Miss Taylour Paige, Mr. Dusan Brown … But I don’t have his words. We have to take every moment we have to celebrate the ones we love. So thank you to the HFPA for us allow you to do just that. ” Finally, it is without flinching that she spoke directly to the actor. “Honey don’t worry, we’ll meet again,” she said.

Taylor Simone Ledward accepts the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama on behalf of her late husband Chadwick Boseman at The #GoldenGlobes. pic.twitter.com/uz20f1kPHi

Last December, the director of Ma Rainey’s Blues, George C. Wolfe had confided in evoking Chadwick Boseman: “If we disregard the fact that I am the director of this film and that I therefore have a particular attachment to this film , I think this is one of the best performances ever filmed in the history of cinema. It’s raw, crisp, intelligent, seductive and completely pure. It was very amazing. Working with him was a real blessing and a wonderful experience. It was very exciting to watch him work. Leevee is a very amazing character and he’s as silly as he is clever and as cheeky as he is naive. All these things that are totally contradictory, Chadwick made them real. “

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