Accepting the posthumous award on Boseman’s behalf was his wife Taylor Simone Ledward, who gave a moving speech through video hyperlink reflecting on how the actor would have delivered his personal.
“He would thank God, he would thank his dad and mom, he would thank his ancestors for his or her steering and their sacrifices. He would thank his group,” says Ledward within the video beneath. “He would say one thing stunning, one thing inspiring, one thing that might amplify that little voice inside all of us that tells you you possibly can, that tells you to maintain going, that calls you again to what you are supposed to be doing at this second in historical past.”
“I haven’t got his phrases,” she stated. “However we’ve to take all of the moments to have a good time these we love, so thanks, HFPA, for this chance to do precisely that. And hun, you retain ’em coming.”
Boseman passed away last August after a four-year battle with most cancers. He was 43 years outdated.