Chadwick Bossman has won the award for best actor in a Motion Picture at the 78th Annual Golden Globes presented on Sunday night. The prize continues Bossman’s posthumous wins through out the movie awards season for his performance as Levee in George C Wolfe’s August adoptation, “Ma Rainy Black Bottom”, available on Netflix.
The award was presented by Renee Zellweger and accepted by Bossman’s widow Taylor Simone Ledward. During a tearful speech, Simone Bossman said, she would say something beautiful, something inspiring, something that will amplify that little voice inside all of us that tells you can, that tells you to keep going, that calls you back to what you are meant to be doing at this moment in history”.
The award marked Bossman’s first Golden Globe nomination and first win. In the best actor category, Bossman beats Riz Ahmed for “Sound of Metal”, Anthony Hopkins for the “Father”, Gary Oldman for “Mank”, and Tahar Rahim for the “Mauritanian”.
Ma Rainy Black Bottom was also up for a Golden Globe for Viola David’s, Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama. Ma Rainy marked Bossman’s final onscreen role though he’s also an awards season player this year for his supporting turn in Spike Lee’s “Da 5 Blood”, another Netflix film. The film earned Bossman the prestigious New York Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor in December.
Bossman died on August 28, 2020 at the age of 43 at the end of a private battle with colon cancer.