The 2021 Golden Globe awards was held virtually at The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, California on Sunday and was hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
The late Chad Boseman won an award for Best Actor in a Drama award for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. His wife, Taylor Simone Ledward accepted his award with a heartwarming speech;
“He would thank God. He would thank his parents. He would thank his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifice. He would thank his incredible team: Michael Greene, Azeem Chiba, Nicki Fioravante, Evelyn O’Neill, Chris Huvane, Logan Coles.
He would thank his team on set for this film—Deidra Dixon, Sian Richards, Craig Anthony, and Andrew Carlone. 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’re meant to be doing at this moment in history.
He would thank Mr. George C. Wolfe, Mr. Denzel Washington, lots of people at Netflix. He would thank Ms. Viola Davis, Mr. Glynn Turman, Mr. Michael Potts, Mr. Colman Domingo, Ms. Taylour Paige, Mr. Dusan Brown. And I don’t have his words, but we have to take a moment to celebrate those we love. So thank you, HFPA, for this opportunity to do exactly that. And, hon, you keep ’em coming. Thank you.”
The Black Panther actor died at the age of 43. May his soul continue to rest in peace.