One of the best moments of the Golden Globe Awards was also a tear-jerker. Six months after he tragically passed away, Chadwick Boseman won the award for best actor in a drama movie for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
Chadwick Boseman’s Wife Accepts Award On His Behalf
Taylor Simone Ledward gave a powerful speech on behalf of her late husband, Chadwick Boseman, after his Golden Globes victory. Boseman was honored for his performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, earning the award over Anthony Hopkins (The Father), Gary Oldman (Mank), Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal) and Tahar Rahim (The Mauritanian)
“He would thank God. He would thank his parents. He would thank his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifices.”
Boseman’s Award-Winning Performance
Boseman played musician Levee Green in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, the film based on legendary Black playwright August Wilson‘s stage script. His co-stars included Viola Davis and Glynn Thurman in the project that was produced by Denzel Washington.
Official trailer for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Daniel Kaluuya Says Golden Globes ‘Doing Me Dirty’
Boseman’s Black Panther co-star, Daniel Kaluuya, won big at the Golden Globes. He was voted best supporting actor in a drama movie for his portrayal of Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah. But his acceptance speech didn’t go smoothly.
“Is this on? Can you hear me?”
Black Panther ‘Wakanda’ Series Coming To Disney Plus
Marvel Studios is out here proving there’s no limit to how much the Black Panther franchise can expand. At the start of Black History Month, new buzz circulated online about an epic series being in the works centered on the iconic super hero’s Wakanda hometown.
The series is part of a new multi-year overall television deal Ryan Coogler and his Proximity Media have signed with The Walt Disney Company and will include other television projects in the future. Coogler previously directed and co-wrote the hit Marvel film “Black Panther,” which takes place in the fictional African nation of Wakanda. Coogler is currently at work on the film’s sequel. The deal will enable Proximity to develop shows for other divisions of the Walt Disney Company as well. Along with Coogler, Proximity’s principals are Zinzi Coogler, Sev Ohanian, Ludwig Göransson, Archie Davis and Peter Nicks. (Variety)