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Chadwick Boseman gets posthumous Oscar nomination


Chadwick Boseman on Monday, became an Academy Award nominee.

The late actor is in the category of Best Actor for his performance in ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’.

The Oscar nomination comes six months after Boseman’s death in August of 2020 at age 43, with Ma Rainey marking his final film role.

Boseman becomes only the fourth late performer in Oscars’ history to be nominated Best Actor.

James Dean, Peter Finch, Spencer Tracy and Massimo Troisi all picked up nominations after their deaths, with Finch winning in 1977 for Network.

Boseman’s Oscar nominations cap off an awards season that has thus far seen him make history at the SAG Awards as the first actor to earn four nominations in a single year and win Best Actor awards at both the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards, with his wife Taylor Simone Ledward accepting the honours on his behalf, ETonline reports.

The 2021 Oscars air live on Sunday, April 25.

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