Taylor Simone Ledward paid a gorgeous tribute to her late husband Chadwick Boseman as he took dwelling greatest actor for Ma Rainey’s Black Backside on the Critics’ Alternative Awards on Sunday. Whereas accepting the award on his behalf, Ledward first mirrored on how arduous it has been to “discover a celebratory feeling in these moments” following his premature dying at age 43 in August 2020.
She then went on to notice all of the folks he would give due to, together with God, his dad and mom, and “those that got here earlier than him.” She added that he would probably say “one thing in regards to the significance” of the movie, together with “the significance of Black voices telling Black tales.”
She concluded her speech by reflecting on Boseman’s legacy as she recited a Greek proverb. “As I just lately learn, societies develop nice when outdated males plant bushes whose shade they know they shall by no means sit in. And our society could also be a far cry from nice, however I do know that the seeds you planted will develop in forests and at some point we too can be tall sufficient to succeed in the heavens. Thanks, Critics’ Alternative, and thanks, Chad.” See extra pictures of her speech forward.