The late Chadwick Boseman is the fourth Black actor to win a Golden Globe for dramatic lead

The late Chadwick Boseman is the fourth Black actor to win a Golden Globe for dramatic lead

3/1/2021 11:03:00 AM

The late Chadwick Boseman is the fourth Black actor to win a Golden Globe for dramatic lead

Chadwick Boseman won a posthumous Golden Globe for his role in Netflix's 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.'

Chadwick Boseman’s posthumous win at the Golden Globes for his role as the horn player Levee in Netflix’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” continues what is widely perceived to be an awards season journey to the Oscars.“He would say something beautiful,” said his wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, who accepted the award on his behalf. “Something inspiring, something that would amplify that little voice inside of all of us that tells us 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 …. I don’t have his words, but we have to take all the moments to celebrate those we love …. And hon, you keep ‘em coming. Thank you.”

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The late actor, whodied in Augustat 43 after battling colon cancer for three years, beat out fellow nominees Riz Ahmed (“Sound of Metal”), Anthony Hopkins (“The Father”), Gary Oldman (“Mank”) and Tahar Rahim (“The Mauritanian”) for the distinction.Boseman also becomes only the fourth Black actor to win in the Globes category of lead actor in a motion picture, drama, following Sidney Poitier for “Lilies of the Field” in 1964, Denzel Washington for “The Hurricane” in 2000 and Forest Whitaker for “The Last King of Scotland” in 2007.

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Not saying he wasn’t good in it, but I’m sure they only gave it to him because he passed away. If he was alive, he would not have won. How many Asians, Latinos, Indians, Natives, etc ever won? It’s not just a Black or White world! I am looking for new, good friends The fourth? As in 4th? As in only 3 before him? In 2021?