Chadwick Boseman Wins Posthumous Emmy Award For Voiceover Work For Marvel’s ‘What If…?’
Chadwick Boseman posthumously won a Creative Arts Emmy Award two years after his tragic death.
According to reports, the legendary actor was given the award for his outstanding character voiceover performance on the Marvel cartoon “What If…?”
In the animated series, Chadwick Boseman reprised the role of Black Panther. This achievement marks his first Emmy nomination and win. Reportedly, he recorded his lines for “What If…?” in four sessions prior to his death.
Taylor Simone Ledward, the late actor’s wife, accepted the prize and delivered a moving speech in honor of her husband at the 2022 Creative Arts ceremony on September 3. His widow declared,
“Chad would be so honored and I am honored on his behalf.”
While on stage at the Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater, Taylor Simone Ledward shared,
“When I learned Chad was nominated, I started thinking of everything that was going on in the world and our world and being so in awe of his commitment and dedication and what a beautiful moment that one of the last things he would work on was something so important to him and to the world but also something new.”
“You can’t understand your purpose unless you ask what if? What if the universe is conspiring in my favor? What if it’s me?”
Chadwick Boseman died with his wife at his side on August 28, 2020, after a four-year battle with colon cancer that he kept secret from the public. He was 43 at the time of his death.
Boseman and Taylor Simone Leonard, a singer, started dating in 2015 and four years later rumors began swirling that they were engaged. In July 2019, the pair tied the knot.
The movie star’s most notable role includes his iconic portrayal as Marvel superhero T’Challa/Black Panther in the groundbreaking film “Black Panther” (2018). His performance cemented his status as a first-rank movie star.
Boseman’s breathtaking performance as the complex, wounded, and gifted musician Levee in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” (2020) was nominated for a slew of awards. He received a posthumous Academy Award nomination and won a Golden Globe during a ceremony that happened to fall on the six-month anniversary of his death. It was Boseman’s final role.
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