Taylor Simone Ledward battled to keep her composure Sunday night. She was accepting the Golden Globe on behalf of her husband, the late Chadwick Boseman.
Boseman won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama. He won the award, posthumously, for his role in the movie Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
Ledward tried to do her husband justice in her acceptance speech made in his memory. Chadwick Boseman, who starred in Black Panther, always was eloquent in the speeches he gave. His speeches always were poignant and on point. They served to motivate those who were hearing them.
Ledward did Chadwick Boseman proud in envisioning what kind of speech he would give. Although she gave the speech from her home, Ledward dressed in a beautiful black and gold evening gown.
“He would thank God,” Ledward said of Chadwick Boseman. “He would thank his parents, he would thank his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifices.
Boseman “would say something beautiful, something inspiring. (Boseman) would say something that would amplify that little voice inside of all of us. That tells us you can, that tells you to keep going (and) that calls you back to what you are meant to be doing at this moment in history.”
“And, I don’t have his words, but we have to take all the moments to celebrate those we love,” she added. “So, thank you, (Hollywood Foreign Press Association) for this opportunity to do exactly that. And, hun, you keep ’em coming. Thank you.”
Chadwick Boseman Passed Last August
Chadwick Boseman died last August. Few even knew he was sick. But he had battled colon cancer since 2016 as he started playing Black Panther in the Marvel superhero franchise movies. That’s why so many people were stunned at Boseman’s passing, since in public, he appeared to be happy and healthy.
He was only 43 when he died. Boseman kept much of his private life to himself. He never announced his marriage to Ledward. The public learned of his marriage when his family announced Boseman’s death.
The final two movies in Boseman’s career were Da 5 Bloods and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Da 5 Bloods came out last June. The Ma Rainey movie was released after his death. Chadwick Boseman portrayed Levee Green. Ma Rainey, portrayed by Viola Davis, was a blues singer who died in 1939. The movie focused on a recording session in 1927.
The other nominees in Boseman’s category were Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal; Anthony Hopkins, The Father; Gary Oldman, Mank and Tahar Rahim, The Mauritanian.