Late Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman has been honored posthumously with a Golden Globe nomination.
Boseman was nominated on Wednesday in the Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama category for his performance in Netflix's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, his last film opposite Viola Davis.
The late star played Levee Green, a trumpeter, in the eponymous character's band, a role which has obviously resonated with critics, hence the nomination. The movie was had a limited theatrical release on November 25, 2020, before being made available for streaming on Netflix on December 18, 2020.
Landing his first major Hollywood role as a series regular on Persons Unknown in 2010, Chadwick Boseman became an international sensation when he played T'Challa the Wakandan superhero in Marvel's Black Panther (2018). His portrayal of the comic book character got him international acclaim from fans and critics, earning him a spot on Time's 2018 list of the World's Most Influential People.
He was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016 (something he kept secret from all with the exclusion of his family members). He continued to work on several movie projects while receiving treatment. He died in his home on August 28, 2020, surrounded by his wife and family. A public memorial service was held on September 4, 2020, in Anderson, South Carolina.