In the film Boseman played Levee, a trumpet-playing musician who constantly clashed with his boss, Ma Rainey (Viola Davis).
The film received rave reviews, with many critics praising Boseman’s “Oscar-worthy” performance.
The award places Boseman in history as the first Black actor to win a Golden Globe posthumously.
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“It’s an astonishing performance: how naked it is, how viscerally powerful it is. There’s charisma and then there is the truth and he is filled with both.”
Davis, who was also nominated for her role in the movie, recently praised Boseman and his performance as well.
She said: “Chadwick Boseman deserves [awards recognition].”
“I mean, those long three, four-page monologues, are you kidding me? He did the work and he did an extraordinary job.”
After the actor’s death his family made a statement saying: “A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much.
“From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more – all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. It was the honour of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.”
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is available to watch on Netflix now.