Chadwick Boseman Posthumously Wins Golden Globe for ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’


The 78th annual Golden Globe Awards took place this evening, an event recognizing and celebrating the films and television shows that ushered us through 2020.

At the end of August 2020, we lost Chadwick Boseman — an incredible actor, social justice advocate, and all-around human. But even after he passed, Boseman left us one last role — Levee in the Netflix film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, which released in December 2020.

Boseman continues to earn the recognition he deserves, especially for his role in Ma Rainey’s, getting nominated for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama. Tonight, Boseman posthumously won the category, and we can’t think of a better way to remember the way he lit up the screen. He was nominated alongside Riz Ahmed, Anthony Hopkins, Gary Oldman, and Tahar Rahim.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is set in 1927 Chicago during a recording session with “Mother of the Blues” Ma Rainey and her band. It follows Ma and the band as she pushes against her ambitious horn player and white management determined to control her.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is now streaming on Netflix.

Check out the full list of winners here.

Julia is a writer/editor/content assistant for Nerds who joined the team in 2019.

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