Every awards season, there's at one category where an actor or actress becomes the overall favorite to win an Oscar. This year, the late actor Chadwick Boseman has become the season’s award darling. Unfortunately, the Black Panther star is no longer here physically to reap all the fruits of his labor, but the signs point to Boseman nabbing the Best Actor honor for his recent Netflix film.
Chadwick Boseman’s award season sweep is something moviegoers haven’t seen from a Black actor since Forest Whitaker’s performance in 2005’s Last King of Scotland. The late actor received critical acclaim as well as praise from other actors and the public for his performance as Levee in Netflix’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. In the stage play-turned-drama film, Boseman embodied every emotion and mannerism of the troubled and free-spirited young trumpet player.
And for that amazing performance, Chadwick Boseman is up for Best Lead Actor at this year’s Oscars. But before the final winner is announced, here are some of the trophies the late Black Panther star picked up this awards season.
...While Chadwick Boseman has been an awards season darling, he received numerous nominations. He was nominated for Best Lead Actor at this year’s Satellite Awards and Independent Spirit Awards. The late actor even received international recognition by scoring Best International Actor and Best Leading Actor nominations from AACTA Awards and the BAFTAs, respectively.
S.I.P Chadwick Boseman
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