Saturday, July 13, 2024

Chadwick Boseman’s Widow Simone Accepts His Golden Globe Award With Emotional Speech

Chadwick Boseman’s widow Taylor Simone Ledward has accepted the star’s Golden Globe on his behalf. The star passed away last year at the age of 43 after a private four-year battle with cancer.

Since his tragic passing, Chadwick has been recognised in the film industry for his stellar on-screen work as he won Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

The actor beat Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal), Anthony Hopkins (The Father), Gary Oldman (Mank), and Tahar Rahim (The Mauritanian) for the gong, which his proud wife accepted in an emotional speech.

Simone said Chadwick would “thank his ancestors”, as her heartbreaking speech saw host Renée Zellweger and his Ma Rainey co-star Viola Davis shed a tear. In her words:

He would thank God. He would thank his parents, he would thank his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifice.

Heartbroken Taylor Simone, who married the actor before his death after the pair got engaged in October 2019, said her late husband would thank “his incredible team”. She said:

He would say something beautiful, something inspiring, something that would amplify that little voice that tells you can, that tells you the keep going, 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, so thank you HFPA for this opportunity to do exactly that. And hun… you keep em coming. Thank you.

Boseman Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016 and secretly battled the disease. He even filmed the entire Black Panther film during his diagnosis, without telling the world of his condition.

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