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The 78th edition of the prestigious and much-awaited award ceremonies in the Hollywood industry, Golden Globe Awards 2021, took place on February 28, 2021, at the Rainbow Room in New York City, almost two months later than the normal time, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The awards ceremony was a star-studded affair like any other previous year and saw some jaw-dropping moments from the entire event. Giving a glance of the winners at the Golden Globe Awards, the Best Picture was won by Nomadland, Best Director won by Chloe Zhao for Nomadland. Best Actress was given to Andra Day for her performance in The United States vs. Billie Holiday, Best Television Series (Drama) was awarded to The Crown, and many others. (Recommended Read: Nicole Kidman Makes A Stunning Virtual Appearance With Her Daughters At The 78th Golden Globe Awards)
However, there's no denying that everyone was anxiously waiting for the Best Actor award as late Black Panther actor, Chadwick Boseman was also nominated for the award after his incredible portrayal of the character Levee Green in the film, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. For the unversed, the actor had passed away last year at the age of 43 due to colon cancer on August 28, 2020 and his untimely demise had nummed the entire world. Coming back to the award ceremony, when the winner of the award was announced, everyone across the globe got emotional as Chadwick won the Best Actor award at the Golden Globe Awards 2021. After which, his wife, Taylor Simone Ledward's acceptance speech was played on the widescreen. Check out her emotional speech below!
Late actor, Chadwick Boseman's wife, Taylor Simone Ledward wasn't present at the Golden Globes Awards ceremony to lift the trophy on her husband's behalf, but her heartbreaking speech was enough to bring back all the memories of Chadwick in our hearts. The doting wife started her speech by telling that her husband would've thanked God, his ancestors, and co-stars. She said, "He would thank God, he would thank his parents. He would thank his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifices. He would thank his incredible team. He would thank his team on-set for this film. He would say something beautiful, something inspiring, something that would amplify that little voice inside of all of us that tells you, 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."
Going further in her speech, Taylor Simone Ledward also mentioned that her late husband, Chadwick Boseman would have thanked the legendary actor, Denzel Washington, without a doubt. For the unversed, Denzel was the one, who had paid the whole fee of Chadwick's acting school, and the late actor had always thanked him during his lifetime. Reflecting on the same, Taylor Simone said, "He would thank Mr. Denzel Washington, Mr. George C. Wolfe, Netflix. He would thank Mrs. Viola Davis, Mr. Glynn Turman, Mr. Michael Potts, Mr. Coman Domingo, Miss Taylour Paige, Mr. Dusan Brown. And, I don't have his words but we have to take all the moment to celebrate those we love. So, thank you, HFPA, for this opportunity to do exactly that. And honey, 'You keep 'em coming.' Thank you." (Don't Miss: Kim Kardashian And Kanye West's Divorce Papers Reveal The Real Reason Behind Ending Their Marriage)
Earlier, this year at Gotham Awards, Chadwick Boseman was posthumously honoured with Film Tribute Awards for the uninitiated. It was his wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, once again, who had accepted his award virtually and had praised her husband for the kind of human he was. She had said, "He is the most honest person I'd ever met. He actively searched for it, in himself, those around him and the moment. The truth can be a very easy thing for the self to avoid. But if one does not live in truth, then it's impossible to live life. So it became how he lived his life, day in and day out." Concluding her statement, Taylor Simone had requested everyone not to let his conviction go in vain, and may our spirits be fertile enough to be cherished by God's wisdom upon it. (Also Read: Justin Bieber Shares A 27 Years Old Picture When He Was A Newborn To Celebrate His Birthday)
You'll always be in our memories, Chadwick Boseman!