UPDATE: Chadwick Boseman‘s older brother Kevin Boseman, 48, spoke out about the late star’s posthumous Gotham Award nomination on Saturday, Nov. 14. He wrote on Instagram, “I had to sit with this for a couple days. After screening this with him, I told him he was about to get all the nominations and… I was so faithful he’d be here to experience this moment. Congratulations, Baby Brother.”
Chadwick Boseman‘s last performance has earned him his first posthumous award, more than two months after his death.
On Thursday, Nov. 12, it was announced that the Black Panther star, who died at age 43 in late August after battling colon cancer, received a IFP Gotham Award for his performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. The ’20s-era film, in which Boseman plays a trumpet player alongside main star Viola Davis, marks the actor’s final movie. It is set for release in select theaters and on Netflix on Dec. 18.
Boseman won 10 awards for his acting throughout his career. He won the 2019 NAACP Image Award for Black Panther. He also won two 2018 MTV Movie + TV Awards for his performance as T’Challa/Black Panther in the hit Marvel film, as well as the 2018 BET Award for Best Actor for both Black Panther and Marshall.