Chadwick Boseman Wins His First Emmy and Wife Accepts His Posthumous Award


Chadwick died in August 2020 at age 43 after a four-year battle with colon cancer and several months after he married his wife.

Following his death, he was nominated for his first Oscar for his leading role in the film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom but lost to Anthony Hopkins for The Father. Chadwick did, however, win his first Golden Globe for the same part and his wife accepted the honor on his behalf in a video screened during the 2021 ceremony.

Other first-time Emmy winners at the 2022 Creative Arts Emmys Sept. 3 included Adele—for the Adele One Night Only variety special, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr—for Peter Jackson‘s The Beatles: Get Back docuseries, and Eminem—for the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show. They are all now a Tony Award away from being EGOT winners.

This year’s Creative Arts Emmys, whose second night takes place Sept. 4, precedes the Primetime Emmys, which will air live on NBC and Peacock on Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.

(E!, NBC and Peacock are part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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