Last week, Chadwick Boseman won a posthumous Golden Globe for his role in Ma Rainey’s black background and the celebration of the great work of the late great actor continued on Sunday night as he once again won for his performance in George C. Wolfe’s adaptation of August Wilson’s iconic play.
Boseman’s wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, accepted the award and was moved by the recognition of her late husband’s work. “It’s so hard to find a celebration in these times, ”she said, accepting the award on his behalf. She added that she and all those close to him were proud of him – not only for his job, but for who he was as a person.
“His work in this film deserves it – he deserves it,” she added.
Ledward went on to say that Boseman would thank his mother, father, God, and everyone who paved the way before him. She also said he would stress “the importance of [Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom] and the importance of black voices telling black stories. “
“As I read recently, societies thrive when old people plant trees that they know will never be able to sit in the shade,” she said. She continued, regarding Boseman’s work: “Our company may be far from big, but I know that the seeds you have planted will grow in forests and that one day we will also be quite big. to reach the heavens.