Chadwick Boseman won a posthumous award for best actor in a motion picture, drama, at the 2021 Golden Globes on Sunday night, his wife accept it.
His wife and longtime love Taylor Simone Ledward accepted the award on his behalf from her home in emotional speech.
Through tears, Ledward thanked all team worked with him as she said he would do the same if he were still with us.
“He would thank God,” she said. “He would thank his parents. He would thank his ancestors for their guidance and sacrifices.”
She thanked his fellow Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom co-stars, like Viola Davis, who was also seen crying from her own home.
She then added, “He would say something beautiful, something inspiring, something that would amplify that little voice that tells you can, that tells you to keep going, that calls you back to what you are meant to be doing at this moment in history.” She ended with a note to her man: “Hun, you keep’s coming.”
Ledward Boseman said her husband would have thanked those who worked on the film — including director George C. Wolf, producer Denzel Washington and costar Viola Davis — but “I don’t have his words.”
“We have to take all the moment to celebrate those we love, so thank you HFPA for this opportunity to do exactly that,” she said.
Chadwick Boseman’s wife ended her speech with a message to her husband after the award, saying, “And hon, you keep ’em coming.”
Chadwick tragically died last year, when he was just 43 after a 4-year battle with colon cancer.