On Sunday, February 28, late American actor Chadwick Boseman received a posthumous Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama.
He beat out fellow nominees Gary Oldman (Mank), Anthony Hopkins (The Father), Tahar Rahim (The Mauritanian), and Riz Ahmed for his depiction of a trumpet player named Levee in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Sound of Metal).
At the simulated case, his widow, Simone Ledward Boseman, accepted the award on his behalf.
An emotional Simone, who appeared at the ceremony via video connection, said:
“He would thank God. He would thank his parents. He would thank his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifices,”
“He would say something beautiful, something inspiring, something that would amplify that little voice inside of all of us that tells us you can, that tells you to keep going, that calls you back to what you are meant to be doing at this moment in history.”
Following the actor’s passing, Ledward could be seen holding back tears as she resumed her emotional voice.
She added: “I don’t have his words but we have to take all the moments to celebrate all we love, so thank you, HFPA, for this opportunity to do exactly that.”
Addressing her late husband, Ledward said: “And honey, you keep ’em coming. Thank you.”
watch the emotional video below;