Boseman’s brother, Derrick Boseman, informed TMZ that the “Black Panther” star was not a sufferer of humorous enterprise on Sunday, and whereas Boseman actually deserved the Academy Award for his efficiency in “Ma Rainey’s Black Backside,” finest actor winner, Sir Anthony Hopkins, who gained the honour, was a worthy nomination.
The outlet stated the Boseman household needs the “The Father” star congratulations for successful the accolade.
“I’m certain [Anthony] would if Chad gained,” the Boseman brother informed the gossip web site. The late star had earned a Golden Globe in the identical class this 12 months.
Hopkins wasn’t in attendance at Union Station in Los Angeles, Calif., on Sunday and in addition was a no-show within the digital pressroom backstage.
Nonetheless, on Monday, Hopkins talked about Boseman in his acceptance speech from Wales.
“Good morning. Right here I’m in my homeland in Wales and at 83 years of age I didn’t count on to get this award, I actually didn’t. I’m very grateful to the Academy and thanks,” Hopkins stated.
“And I need to pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman, who was taken from us far too early and once more thanks all very a lot,” he concluded. “I actually didn’t count on this, so I really feel very privileged and honored. Thanks.”
Boseman, who performed Black American icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown earlier than inspiring audiences worldwide because the regal Black Panther in Marvel’s blockbuster film franchise, died in 2020 at age 43 from most cancers.
The Boseman household didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.