Chadwick Boseman’s widow gives moving acceptance speech as actor wins Golden Globe

Boseman’s better half, Taylor Simone Ledward, accepted the award — which was for finest efficiency by a star in a movement picture-drama — in his honor.

Boseman passed away in August at age 43, after combating a personal fight with colon cancer.

The moving and genuine speech, which was a fitting homage to a hero gone prematurely, is listed below:

“He would thank God. He would thank his parents. He would thank his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifice.

He would thank his incredible team Michael Greene, Azeem Chiba, Nicki Fioravante, Evelyn O’Neill, Chris Huvane, Logan Coles.

He would thank his team on set for this film — Deidra Dixon, Sian Richards, Craig Anthony and Andrew Carlone.

He would say something beautiful, something inspiring, something that would amplify that little voice inside of all of us that tells you you can, that tells you to keep going, that calls you back to what you’re meant to be doing at this moment in history.

He would thank Mr. George C. Wolfe, Mr. Denzel Washington, lots of people at Netflix. He would thank Ms. Viola Davis, Mr. Glynn Turman, Mr. Michael Potts, Mr. Colman Domingo, Ms. Taylour Paige, Mr. Dusan Brown.

And I don’t have his words, but we have to take a moment to celebrate those we love. So thank you HFPA for this opportunity to do exactly that.

And, hun, you keep ’em coming. Thank you.”

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.