In honour of her late husband, Chadwick Boseman’s wife Taylor Simone Ledward accepted his Golden Globe for Best Actor in an emotional speech on his behalf.
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Following the remarkable actor’s death from cancer last year, Boseman’s posthumous win came for his final, lead performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom alongside Viola Davis.
His wife accepted the award on his behalf through a video link, drawing praise online after delivering a heart-breaking tribute to him.
She shared, ‘He would thank God. He would thank his parents. He would thank his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifices. He would thank his incredible team… he would thank his team on-set for this film.’
Ledward continued; ‘He would say something beautiful, something inspiring, something that would amplify that little voice inside of all of us that tells you 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.’
The strength and grace and beauty of Chadwick Boseman’s wife Taylor Simone Ledward, my god. pic.twitter.com/D03jK7obiZ
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She concluded, ‘I don’t have his words but we have to take all the moment to celebrate all we love, so thank you, HFPA, for this opportunity to do exactly that.’