Chadwick Boseman won’t have landed an Oscar this 12 months, however the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards are giving him the posthumous honor he deserves.
The Black Panther star, who died final August at simply 43 years outdated after a protracted however non-public battle with most cancers, received Best Performance in a Movie on Sunday (May 16) for his position in Netflix’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. In the movie adaptation of the beloved August Wilson play, Boseman performs Levee Green, an overconfident musician who plots to depart Ma Rainey’s band and rating his personal file deal. The scene-stealing efficiency was additionally Boseman’s remaining movie position.
“Chadwick’s impact is everlasting, and we are eternally grateful for the ways his presence and his art have changed the world,” mentioned presenter Yara Shahidi, who accepted the Golden Popcorn on his behalf. “We love you, and we miss you.”
Boseman was nominated posthumously and beat out Carey Mulligan for Promising Young Woman, Daniel Kaluuya for Judas and the Black Messiah, Sacha Baron Cohen for The Trial of the Chicago 7, and Zendaya for Malcom & Marie. His portrayal of Levee additionally scored him wins on the Critics’ Choice Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Award, and the Golden Globes.
At final 12 months’s Movie & TV Awards: Greatest of All Time particular, Boseman acquired the Hero for the Ages honor from his Marvel co-stars Don Cheadle and Robert Downey Jr.
“Each time he stepped on the set, he inspired and influenced there,” Cheadle advised the viewers on the time. “He had an incredible power to unify people in their love for his work and their respect for him as a person. The way he lived his life united people behind a higher purpose, and that will be his legacy.”
The 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards are airing dwell proper now from the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. Find the whole winners checklist proper right here.