Chadwick Boseman was officially nominated for Best Actor at this year’s Academy Awards for his role in Ma Rainey’s black ass. Along with the announcement marking Boseman’s first Oscar nomination, this also makes the late actor the seventh posthumously nominated performer in the Best Actor or Supporting Actor categories in Academy Awards history.
In the past, Peter Finch posthumously won the Best Actor award for his role in the 1976 film. The net. The dark knight The star Heath Ledger also won posthumously for Best Supporting Actor for his memorable portrayal of the Joker. Finch had previously been nominated for sunday damn sunday while Ledger was ready to Secret in the mountainBut none of them had been victorious on those occasions.
Hollywood legend James Dean was also nominated twice for Best Actor after his death in 1955, with one for east of eden and another for Giant. Two-time Oscar winner Spencer Tracy was later nominated for Guess who’s coming to dinner after his death in 1967. The other actors posthumously nominated for Oscars include Ralph Richardson for Greystroke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes and Massimo Troisi for Il Postino.
Boseman died after a four-year battle with colon cancer in August of last year. At the time, the news was a tremendous shock as Boseman had kept his illness private. He had been so optimistic about fighting the disease that he had even signed up to appear on Black panther 2. First Black Panther It had made Boseman an international superstar, although while it earned him award recognition elsewhere, he was unprepared for any Oscars based on that film.
Many would say that Boseman’s Oscar nomination has been a long time coming. It has also been celebrated for acclaimed performances in other films such as 42, Get up, Y Marshall, either of which should have put it in the Oscars conversation as well.
Directed by George C. Wolfe, Ma Rainey’s black ass stars Viola Davis as blues singer Ma Rainey with Boseman co-starring as band member Levee Green. A universally praised film, it is set for five Oscars, including Best Actress for Davis along with Best Actor for Boseman. The American Film Institute also named Ma Rainey’s black ass as one of the top ten movies of 2020.
For the same role, Chadwick boseman it also won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama Movie last month. At the time, the actor’s widow, Taylor Simone Ledward, accepted the award on his behalf. In his acceptance speech, Taylor said of Chadwick, “He would thank God. He would thank his parents. He would thank his ancestors for their guidance and sacrifices. He would say something beautiful. Something inspiring.”
Additionally, Boseman won the Best Actor award at the Critics’ Choice Awards earlier this month. Based on this track record, it would appear that your odds of winning the prestigious Oscar at the Academy Awards are also very high this year. We can see who wins when the Oscars air starting at 8:30 pm ET / 5:30 pm PT on April 25, 2021, on ABC and ABC.com.
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