When Chadwick Boseman died in 2020, it was a devastating loss for his family, friends, and the countless fans he had made through his outstanding acting. But at last night’s Golden Globes awards, it was made abundantly clear that while Boseman may be gone, he is certainly not forgotten. And the show found a touching way to show how his legacy will carry on for generations, while also making all of us watching at home burst into tears.
During a segment called “What Do Kids Know About The Golden Globes?”, TikTok star La’Ron Hines asked children different questions about the awards ceremony, including what a Golden Globe is and what celebrities do during awards shows. For the most part, the kids gave predictably ridiculous answers, as a five-year-old obviously has no idea about the inner-workings of the second-most popular movie awards show.
But the goofy segment took a sincere and emotional turn when Hines asked the kids who is Chadwick Boseman and every single one of them gave the exact same answer.
“The Black Panther,” they all replied when asked about Boseman.
Boseman, of course, played the role of T’Challa, the King of Wakanda and the Black Panther, in the MCU and his performance was met with universal acclaim, quickly making him a fan favorite despite appearing in only a handful of Marvel films. And seeing so many kids recognize Boseman for his iconic role had the entire internet crying.
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The touching tribute was not the only moment of recognition for Boseman, as the late actor won a posthumous Golden Globe for best actor for his role as fictional jazz trumpeter Levee Green in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Boseman’s wife Taylor Simone Ledward accepted the award on her late husband’s behalf and delivered an incredibly moving speech.
“I don’t have his words, but we have to take all the moments to celebrate those we love,” said Ledward.