Chadwick Boseman, who passed away last August after battling colon cancer for four years, is set to make Oscars history with Awards season heating up as we approach 2021.
Boseman has attracted universal praise for some major performances this year – aka his lead role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom alongside How to Get Away with Murder actress Viola Davis and his supporting role in Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods.
Most recently, Boseman won Best Supporting Actor at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards and an award from the LA Film Critics Association Awards for his Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom role.
Should have Boseman been nominated for either performance at the Oscars, he’d be the seventh actor in history to earn a posthumous nomination. If he won, he’d be the third to ever win…And if he won both posthumous Academy Awards, he’d be the first in Oscar history to do so!
Although cinema has had to face a tough year due to the pandemic, there’s still been some phenomenal work done. As for the awards, Boseman is nominated for Best Actor, alongside Blood Lindo, Anthony Hopkins, Steven Yeun, and Riz Ahmed.
He’s also nominated for Best Supporting Actor, alongside Leslie Odom, Jr., Daniely Kaluuya, Stanley Tucci, and Sacha Baron Cohen. Either way, Academy Award success awaits Boseman as his nomination for Best Actor is highly probable.
As for the big Best Picture award, The Trial of the Chicago 7 is being pushed as a possible winner.