Chadwick Boseman Posthumously WINS Creative Arts Emmy for Voice on Marvel Cartoon What If…?

Chadwick Boseman posthumously won a Creative Arts Emmy this Saturday, two years after his tragic death from cancer at the age of just 43.

He received the award for his voiceover work on the Marvel cartoon What If…?, in which he reprized the role of Black Panther that made him a global star.

Accepting the award, his widow Taylor Simone Leonard said, according to Deadline, “Chad would be so honored and I’m honored on his behalf.”

“Chad would be so honored”: Chadwick Boseman posthumously won a Creative Arts Emmy this Saturday and his widow Taylor Simone Leonard accepted the award

Details: He received the award for his voiceover work on the Marvel cartoon What If...?, in which he reprized the role of Black Panther that made him a global star

Details: He received the award for his voiceover work on the Marvel cartoon What If…?, in which he reprized the role of Black Panther that made him a global star

Boseman died last Sunday two years ago with his wife by his side, after a four-year battle with colon cancer that he kept secret from the public.

Black Panther had a sequel in the works at the time, and the film that was eventually made ended up excluding its character rather than recasting him.

He recorded his lines for What If…? in four sessions before his death. “Looking back, it’s very moving,” Marvel CEO Kevin Feige told Emmy magazine.

“When I found out Chad was nominated,” his widow said on stage Saturday, “I started thinking about everything that was going on in the world and in our world and I was so impressed by his dedication and his dedication and what a beautiful moment that was. One of the last things he would work on was something so important to him and the world, but also something new.’

Just as they were: Boseman and Leonard are pictured together in New York in November 2019, at which time they were rumored to be engaged

Just as they were: Boseman and Leonard are pictured together in New York in November 2019, at which time they were rumored to be engaged

Flashback: Boseman died last Sunday two years ago with his wife by his side, after a four-year battle with colon cancer which he had kept secret from the public; pictured in January 2019

Flashback: Boseman died last Sunday two years ago with his wife by his side, after a four-year battle with colon cancer which he had kept secret from the public; pictured in January 2019

She added: “You can’t understand your purpose unless you ask what if? What if the universe is conspiring on my behalf? What if it’s me?’

Boseman and Leonard, a singer, began dating in 2015, and four years later, rumors of their engagement began to circulate.

However, the fact that they were married didn’t leak out to the public until his family dropped the bombshell in their shock statement announcing Boseman’s death.

“He died at his home, with his wife and family by his side,” the family said. “The family thanks you for your love and prayers and asks that you continue to respect their privacy at this difficult time.”

Global Superstar: Black Panther (pictured) had a sequel in the works at the time, and the film that eventually got made ended up excluding its character rather than recasting him

Global Superstar: Black Panther (pictured) had a sequel in the works at the time, and the film that eventually got made ended up excluding its character rather than recasting him

His death left his fans speechless and triggered a massive wave of grief from his admirers inside and outside the industry.

Boseman’s critically acclaimed performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, an adaptation by August Wilson and starring Viola Davis, was nominated for a number of awards.

But despite some fans’ expectations that his death would secure him an Oscar win, the award ultimately went to Anthony Hopkins for The Father.

Boseman won a Golden Globe for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom during a ceremony that happened to fall on the six-month anniversary of his death.

Artistic Achievement: Boseman's critically acclaimed performance in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, an adaptation by August Wilson and starring Viola Davis, was nominated for a number of awards

Artistic Achievement: Boseman’s critically acclaimed performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, an adaptation by August Wilson and starring Viola Davis, was nominated for a number of awards

However, despite some fans' expectations that his death would secure him an Oscar win, the award ultimately went to Anthony Hopkins for The Father.

However, despite some fans’ expectations that his death would secure him an Oscar win, the award ultimately went to Anthony Hopkins for The Father.

His widow accepted the award practically on his behalf and burst into tears as she delivered an emotional speech.

“And I don’t have his words,” she said, “but we all need to take moments to celebrate those we love, so thank you HFPA for this opportunity to do just that.”

The movie star died intestate, and Leonard has split his $2.3 million estate equally with his parents, Leroy and Carolyn Boseman.

Overcoming: Boseman has won a Golden Globe for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, and his wife tearfully accepted in an emotional speech for him

Overcoming: Boseman has won a Golden Globe for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and his wife tearfully accepted in an emotional speech for him

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