Chadwick Boseman Receives Posthumous New York Movie Critics Circle Award | leisure
Chadwick Boseman was posthumously recognized for Best Supporting Actor at the 2020 New York Film Critics Circle Awards.
The 43-year-old actor tragically died in August after a four-year secret battle with colon cancer. At the ceremony on Friday evening (December 18th, 8 pm) the deceased star received the award for his role as Stormin ‘Norman in the war drama’ Da 5 Bloods’.
His co-star Delroy Lindo also won the Best Actor Award.
Spike Lee revealed after his death that he had no idea Chadwick was sick when they were making “Da 5 Bloods”.
Elsewhere, ‘First Chow’ was recognized as best film, while best director for ‘Nomadland’ went to Chloé Zhao.
Chadwick’s last film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, also hit Netflix this week.
The “Black Panther” star has made several films “during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy” and his latest film has hit the streaming service.
Chadwick plays alongside Viola Davis in the title role of Ma Rainey Levee Green, a trumpeter in Ma’s Band.
Meanwhile, Marvel boss Kevin Feige recently insisted that the “incredibly talented” star not be replaced as King T’Challa in the upcoming sequel to “Black Panther” because his performance was so powerful in the first film.
Speaking to attendees at Disney Investor Day last week, Kevin said, “I wanted to acknowledge the devastating loss of a dear friend and member of the Marvel Studios family.
“Chadwick Boseman was an incredibly talented actor and an inspiring person who has influenced our entire lives professionally and personally. His portrayal of T’Challa the Black Panther is iconic and goes beyond the iteration of the character in any other medium from Marvel’s past. And because of that, we’re not going to recast the character. “
But the studio boss is keen to develop the “Black Panther” universe further to “honor” the legacy of his late friend.
He added, “To honor the legacy Chad has helped us through his portrayal of the King of Wakanda, we want to continue exploring the world of Wakanda and all of the rich and diverse characters featured in the first film.”
The “Black Panther II”, confirmed by the summit, will be released on July 8, 2022 and, like the original, will be co-written and staged by Ryan Coogler. No further storyline information was released.
An abridged list of the 2020 New York Film Critics Circle winners is:
Best Film: ‘First Cow’
Best Director: Chloé Zhao for ‘Nomadland’
Best First Film: ‘The 40 Year Old Version’
Best Actor: Delroy Lindo – ‘Da 5 Bloods’
Best Actress: Sidney Flanigan for “Never Seldom Sometimes Always”
Best Supporting Actor: Chadwick Boseman for ‘Da 5 Bloods’
Best Supporting Actress: Maria Bakalova for ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’
Best script: Eliza Hittman for “Never Seldom Sometimes Always”
Best Cinematography: ‘Small Ax’ (all films)
Best Foreign Language Film: ‘Bacurau’
Best Feature Film: ‘Garrett Bradley’s Time’
Best Animated Film: ‘Wolfwalker’