“Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman received a posthumous Creative Arts Emmy Award for his voice performance in the Disney+ series “What If…?”.Here at the Microsoft Theater Downtown on behalf of Saturday’s ceremony.
It marked both the actor’s first win and first Emmy Award nomination.
Boseman, who played the Wakanda King T’Challa (superhero Black Panther) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), appeared in the What If… What If T’Challa Becomes Star-Lord? The character of Star-Lord/Peter Quill is played by Chris Pratt in the MCU.
Ledward said when she learned her husband had been nominated for the award, she started thinking about everything that was going on in her life while the sick Boseman was recording for the series.
“And it’s a really beautifully orchestrated moment that one of the things he tackles at the end is not just revisiting a character so important to him, his career, and the world, but it’s an exploration. “It’s about finding something new, jumping into a future with new possibilities, especially all about the purpose he spoke of and why you’re on Earth at this very moment,” she said.
You cannot understand your purpose unless you are willing to ask, “What if it were me, if the universe was conspiring in my favor?” Thank you so much for the honor – Chad would be so honored and I’m honored on his behalf,” she added.
The actor was nominated in this category alongside F Murray Abraham (“Moon Night”), Julie Andrews (“Bridgerton”), Maya Rudolph (“Big Mouth”) and Stanley Tucci (“Central Park”). ), Jessica Walter (“The Archer”) and Jeffrey Wright (“What If…?”).
Boseman passed away in 2020 at the age of 43 after a personal battle with colon cancer. He had previously been nominated for a posthumous Oscar for Best Actor for his role in ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’.
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