Fans of Chadwick Boseman shed another tear at the 2021 Oscars on Sunday when they received the Best Actor Award for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”.
Anthony Hopkins won the prestigious award for his role in the drama “The Father”. The 83-year-old actor, however, could not attend the ceremony despite Bosnia winning the honor. He died of cancer at the age of 43 in August..
Many fans took to Twitter to express their anger and grief over the shocking loss of the “Black Panther” star.
A fan Tweeted, “Chadwick Boseman did not win the Best Actor Award in a lead role, even though he gave one of the best performances last year … #Oscars.”
“Chadwick Boseman won Best Actor Award. His performance as Levey in Ma Rainey is a reflection of what an actor must do to be so upset,” Another user has written.
A fan peeked inside, “You are telling me that he ended the show with the best actor that should have gone to Chadwick and that he gave Anthony Hopkins WHO WASSEN EVAN?!?”
“Are you serious #Oscar?” One thing you had to do this year was to honor Chadwick Boseman with Best Actor. This year is the only sure thing, and you gave Anthony Hopkins his best actor trophy for the film No One Saw .. and Hopkins didn’t even show ?! Ridiculous #Oscar2021, ” Tweeted A fan with a fan of Meryl Streep clapping.
“Ma Rainey” was filming in August 2020, a year before Bosman’s demise following a valiant war with colon cancer. The film debuted on Netflix in December.
Bosman’s legacy was celebrated in a short Netflix documentary “Chadwick Bosman: Portrait of an Artist”, which premiered on April 17 and starred by his “Ma Rainey” co-star Viola Davis.
“We were just looking at a great artist who lends himself to a role,” Davis said. Told “60 minutes.” “You give yourself. You make your sacrifice. “
Bosman had an award season for his incredible portrayal of hot-lead musician Levey, scoring all Top Honors. His wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, has been there for the entire award season, with the Actor Tribute Award at the Gotham Awards in January, to represent the talented actor, to accept his trophy and deliver a powerful speech.
And, despite being remote, he did not have a dry eye during his emotional speech at the Golden Globes in February.
“He will thank God. He will thank his parents. He will thank his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifices, Ledward said through tears. “He would say something beautiful, something inspirational.” Something that instills that little voice inside all of us that tells you. It tells that you will keep going. What you are doing right now in history calls you back. “
During the NAACP Image Awards, Ledward issued a heartbreaking petition for stomach cancer screening and awareness of the disease.
“Black people in this country are 20% more likely to be diagnosed with colon cancer and 40% more likely to die. The age for routine screening has recently been reduced to 45, if you are 45 years or older, please get screened. Don’t stop it now, please get the investigation done, “she said.
“It is very difficult to find a festive spirit in these moments, as much as we are proud of that,” said Ledward. Critics’ Choice Awards in March. “Yes, for his work but more than that as a person. Their work is worth it, their work in this film is worth it, they deserve it. “
At the SAG Awards earlier this month, Ledward began to thank God, but ended with a quote from Boseman himself.
He said, “If you see the world imbalanced, then become a warrior who weighs in on the things seen in the mind.”
The “Black Panther” star set the record for the most SAG film nominations in a single year for a single person, two for “Ma Rainey Black Black Bottom” and two nods for her role in “Da 5 Bloods”.
His last role was also something special for him. The film is based on a play of the same name by August Wilson, which Bosman acclaimed and wrote years before his tragic death. Wilson died in 2005.
“The blood willed by Wilson gave rise to living words that have the power to douse the devoted actor and lighten a spark inside his breast so that the breaths he uttered would blow the character’s soul and Shape the body and face of the actor. When he leaves them in a speech, “he wrote, A. 2013 column for the Los Angeles Times. “Wilson has consistently mastered the ability to reach such hypnotic in his writing, in my opinion, that no other playwright, including Shakespeare, rivals him. Wilson’s text has an obsession, a function of sorts. , In which the actor, if he dug enough to form an affair, could move the audience into a catharsis. “