Chadwick Boseman's Widow's Golden Globes Acceptance Speech Will Reduce You to Tears

His legacy lives on.

Chadwick Boseman's memory lives on. The late actor just won a posthumous Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama. Boseman, who shot to fame for his iconic portrayal in Black Panther, won the Golden Globe for his role as Levee Green in the critically acclaimed Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

His legacy took center stage at the 78th Golden Globes Awards when his wife, now widow, Taylor Simon Ledward accepted the award on his behalf, delivering one of the most heartbreaking speeches you might ever see. No doubt it reduced everyone who was watching to tears.

“He (Chadwick) would say something beautiful; something inspiring; something that would amplify that little voice inside all of us that tells you: 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,” said Taylor as she fought through the tears. “I don’t have his words, but we have to take all the moments to celebrate those we love.”


Chadwick passed away in August 2020 at only 43 after a long battle with cancer, which he kept hidden from the public. Taylor and Chadwick began dating in 2015, just a year before Boseman was diagnosed with stage three colon cancer. They were engaged in 2019 and married in secret prior to his death.

If that speech wasn't enough to pull at your heartstrings, here’s another clip from the Golden Globes showing an interviewer innocently asking kids if they knew who Chadwick Boseman was. Cementing his legacy, these kids proved that even in death, the new generation could never forget the king.

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