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Creative Arts Emmys: Late Chadwick Boseman wins Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance for What If...?

Chadwick Boseman's wife, Taylor Simone Ledward receives the award on his behalf.

Creative Arts Emmys: Late Chadwick Boseman wins Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance for What If...?
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  • OTTplay Team

Last Updated: 06.33 AM, Sep 04, 2022


During the Creative Arts ceremony, Chadwick Boseman received recognition for his work in Marvel's What If...? series with a posthumous Emmy win.

The late actor was honoured for his portrayal of Star-Lord T'Challa in the What If... T'Challa Became a Star-Lord? episode by winning the award for outstanding character voice-over performance. Along with F. Murray Abraham (Moon Knight), Julie Andrews (Bridgerton), Maya Rudolph (Big Mouth), Stanley Tucci (Central Park), Jessica Walter (Archer), and Jeffrey Wright (What If...?), he was nominated in the same category. Boseman's first victory and first Emmy nomination came with the honour.

Boseman's wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, said on stage at downtown Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater that when she learned that Chad was nominated for this award, she started thinking about everything that was going on when he was recording, everything that was going on in the world and in their world, and just being in awe of his commitment and his dedication.

She continued that what a beautifully aligned moment it really is that one of the last things he would work on would not only be revising a character that was so important to him and his career and to the world, but also that it would be an exploration of something new, diving into a new potential future, particularly with everything the late actor spoke about purpose and finding the reason that one is here on the planet at this very time. What if the universe is conspiring in her favor, and what if it's me? These are questions that must be asked in order to comprehend their mission.

Ledward finished by thanking for the honor, saying that Chad would be so proud of her and that she is honoured on his behalf.

After a long struggle with colon cancer, Boseman passed away in 2020. He had already been nominated for a posthumous Oscar for best lead actor for his performance in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. The late actor's impact is still deeply ingrained in popular culture, and his breakthrough performance in Black Panther made that movie the first superhero movie to be nominated for best picture at the Academy Awards. Later this year, Ryan Coogler will return to helm Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the sequel to the movie.