Chadwick Boseman鈥檚 Wife Says She’s “So Proud” of Him at Gotham Awards

Chadwick Boseman‘s widow聽expressed her pride in him during聽a heartfelt speech at the 2021 Gotham Awards.聽

The virtual ceremony took place in New York City on Monday, Jan. 11 and honored Chadwick聽with the聽Actor Tribute, while his Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom co-star Viola Davis received the Actress Tribute.聽He was also nominated for Best Actor for his role in Rainey, but that prize went to聽Sound of Metal‘s Riz Ahmed, who lauded Chadwick’s performance in his acceptance speech.聽聽

In accepting the聽Actor Tribute on his behalf at the 30th Annual IFP Gotham Awards, which is聽run by聽the Independent Filmmaker Project,聽Taylor Simone Ledward praised聽her late husband聽for seeking honesty in every facet of his life.聽Chadwick passed away聽at the age of 43聽in August following a battle with colon cancer.

“As an artist, an actor, and a person, Chad made a practice of telling the truth,” she said. “He is the most honest person I’ve ever met. Because he didn’t just stop at speaking the truth, he actively searched for it鈥攊n himself, in those around him and in the moment.聽The truth can be a very easy thing for the self to avoid, but if one does not live in truth, then it’s impossible to live in line with a divine purpose for your life. And so, it became how he lived his life, day in, day out. Imperfect, but determined.”

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