Posthumous Gotham Award Nomination Given To Chadwick Boseman
Three months after his death, Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman is still receiving accolades and recognition for the work that he has left behind. The most recent one comes from the Gotham Awards, where he has scored a posthumous nomination.
Us Magazine says the actor was nominated for best actor for his performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, set to premiere soon on streaming giant Netflix. The movie is an adaptation of the 1982 play of the same name by August Wilson.
The Gotham Awards are presented by the Independent Filmmaker Project and were originally meant to be held late this year but have been pushed to January of next year because of the global coronavirus pandemic.
The Associated Press reports that aside from Boseman, other actors up for the Best Actor award include Riz Ahmed for The Sound of Metal, Jesse Plemons for I’m Thinking of Ending Things, and Jude Law for The Nest.
Meanwhile, the best actress nominees are Frances McDormand for Nomadland, Nicole Beharie for Miss Juneteenth, Jessie Buckley for I’m Thinking of Ending Things, Carrie Coon for The Nest, and Yuh-Jung Youn for Minari.
Competing for best film are First Cow by Kelly Reichardt, Relic by Natalie Erika James, Never Rarely Sometimes Always by Eliza Hittman, The Assistant by Kitty Green, and Nomadland by Chloe Zhao.
Aside from acting nominations, tributes to Boseman have been coming in ever since his untimely death from colon cancer. Back in September, Sienna Miller revealed that Boseman gave up part of his salary so that she could receive the salary she asked for.
According to Miller, she was hesitant to take on a role in the film 21 Bridges, where Boseman was playing the leading role because of her daughter going to school. Miller told the studio she would only do the film for a certain amount, and when they would not budge, Boseman stepped in.
Boseman’s other co-stars have also shared uplifting stories about the actor. Lupita Nyong’o, who starred with Boseman in Black Panther, paid tribute to the actor on her Instagram account.
In the captions to a black and white photo showing her and Boseman laughing, Nyong’o described the actor as an “ageless” man who had “great hope” and who possessed an “immortal” energy.
Michael B. Jordan, who also worked with Boseman on Black Panther, also praised the actor on his Instagram page. Jordan said he regarded Boseman as a brother and promised that he would carry the actor’s legacy moving forward.
Both Jordan and Nyong’o, along with another Black Panther co-star, Winston Duke, were also present at the private memorial for Boseman.