Chadwick Boseman won the best film actor award at Sunday's Golden Globes ceremony, six months after his death at age 43 shocked fans around the world.
Boseman, known for the superhero movie "Black Panther," received the Golden Globe for his role in the drama "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," where he played an ambitious jazz trumpeter in the 1920s.
But it was his widow, Simone Ledward Boseman, who gave a moving speech as she accepted the award through tears on her husband's behalf.
"He would have thanked God, he would have thanked his parents. He would have thanked his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifices," began Simone Ledward Boseman visibly moved, and named a list of friends and close associates of whoever was her. husband.
"He would say something beautiful," she said. "Something inspiring. Something that would amplify that little voice within all of us that tells us we can. That tells us to move on, that reminds you of what you were born to do at this moment in history.
"I would thank Mr. George C. Wolf, Mr. Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, a lot of people at Netflix (...) and I don't have their words, but we have to take every moment to celebrate those we love. So thank you to HFPA, for giving me that opportunity, "he added.
"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" was Boseman's last performance in a movie, and Sunday's Golden Globe was the biggest award of his film and television career.
Boseman died in August 2020 after keeping a four-year fight with colon cancer a secret.
With information from Reuters. Reporting by Jill Serjeant. Edited in Spanish by Lucila Sigal
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