Chadwick Boseman's Wife Gave Passionate Acceptance Speech For Golden Globes Win

Taylor Ledward Boseman accepted the award for her late husband, who won Best Actor in a Drama at the Golden Globes.


Chadwick Boseman won Best Actor in a Drama at Sunday's Golden Globes for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, becoming the first Black actor in history to do so. His widow, Taylor Ledward Boseman, gave a powerful speech on her late husband's behalf.

"He would thank God. He would thank his parents," she said. "He would thank his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifices. He would thank his team...he would thank his team on set for this film."

She continued with how he "would say something beautiful. Something inspiring, something that would amplify that little voice inside of us that tells us you can, that tells you to keep going, that calls you back to what you were meant to be doing in this moment."

"I don't have his words but we have to take all the moments to celebrate those we love," Boseman said to end her speech.

Boseman died from colon cancer back in August of last year, having already finished his last two roles in Da Five Bloods and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, both Netflix originals.

Boseman is the second actor to win a posthumous Globe behind Peter Finch in Network, and only the fourth Black actor to win Best Actor in a Drama behind Sidney Portier, Denzel Washington, and Forest Whitaker. Both Portier and Whitaker would later go on and win the Academy Award for their respective roles later that year.

That being said, there's an incredible chance this far from the only acceptance speech Boseman makes this year.

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