Chadwick Boseman wins more posthumous plaudits at SAG Awards

New York, New York - The late Chadwick Boseman’s performance as a horn player in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom continues to hit the right note with awards season voters.

Chadwick Boseman as horn player Levee Green in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.
Chadwick Boseman as horn player Levee Green in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.  © IMAGO / ZUMA Press

Boseman was named the recipient of outstanding actor in a motion picture at Sunday’s Screen Actor Guild Awards.

"'If you see the world imbalanced, be a crusader that pushes heavily on the seesaw on the mind,'" the actor’s wife, Simone Ledward Boseman, said as she accepted the honor on his behalf. "That’s a quote by Chadwick Boseman."

Boseman, who died at 43 last August following a private four-year battle with colon cancer, made history before Sunday’s ceremony when he became the first actor to receive four nominations in film categories at a single SAG Awards ceremony.

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He was also nominated for best supporting actor in a motion picture for the Spike Lee-directed war drama Da 5 Bloods. Boseman was also part of the outstanding cast nominations for that film, as well as for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

Boseman, known for starring as the superhero Black Panther in the Marvel movies, previously won best actor honors at the Golden Globes, Critics Choice Awards and the NAACP Image Awards for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and is nominated for the award at the Oscars as well.

He also won the NAACP Award for best supporting actor for Da 5 Bloods.

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