At the 2022 Creative Arts ceremony on Saturday, September 3, Chadwick Boseman’s wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, gave an emotional acceptance speech and received a posthumous Emmy award for her late husband.
Boseman received his first Emmy nomination and victory during the ceremony, winning the outstanding character voice-over performance prize for his portrayal of Star-Lord T’Challa in the animated series “What If…?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, she said on stage at the Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater, “When I learned that Chad was nominated for this award, I started thinking about everything that was going on when he was recording — everything that was going on in the world and our world and just being in such awe of his commitment and his dedication.”Ledward concluded her remarks by offering the audience some motivational closing remarks.
“Unless you’re willing to consider what might happen, you can’t comprehend your purpose. Unless you’re prepared to speculate, “What if the universe is conspiring for me? What if it’s me?” she said.
Thank you very much for the honor; Chad would be so grateful, and I’m grateful on his behalf, said Ledward in closing. Boseman played T’Challa in the acclaimed 2018 movie “Black Panther,” as well as the Disney+ series that debuted in August 2021. Boseman mentioned the demand for Black superheroes in a 2018 interview with TODAY.
Boseman appeared in “21 Bridges,” “Da 5 Bloods,” “Avengers: Infinity War,” and “Avengers: Endgame” just months before his tragic death. His final on-screen appearance was in the drama “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for best actor in a leading role.
In biopics like “42,” “Marshall,” and “Get on Up,” he was well renowned for portraying historical figures like Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall, and James Brown.
It will be difficult to see “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” without Boseman. His history as the fearless king will be honored in the action movie, according to the first trailer for the upcoming sequel.