Wakanda Forever. Not only did Chadwick Boseman take home the Golden Globe for his performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, the late actor was honored in a very sweet way during the awards show when TikTok star La’Ron Hines asked several children who he was.
While the kids may have gotten some questions about the Golden Globes hilariously wrong in the Q&A segment — one little girl said that Jane Fonda "is a person that walks normally" while another explained that movies are made of bricks — the clip ended with a bittersweet moment.
Boseman was posthumously awarded Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama for his performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom at the Globes. His wife, Simone Ledward Boseman, accepted the award on his behalf.
"He would say something beautiful, something inspiring, something that would amplify that little voice inside of all of us that tells you, 'You can,' that tells you to keep going, that calls you back to what you are meant to be doing at this moment in history," Ledward Boseman tearfully said.
"I don’t have his words, but we have to take all the moments to celebrate those we love, so thank you HFPA, for this opportunity to do exactly that. And, honey, you keep ’em coming. Thank you."
Boseman passed away in August 2020 of colon cancer. The 42-year-old had been diagnosed several years prior but kept it a secret as he continued to work on Black Panther, Marshall, Da 5 Bloods and more films as he was undergoing chemotherapy and surgeries.
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One Question Right
The kids answered every Golden Globes question wrong, but everyone recognized Boseman.
Several fans noted that the children knowing who Boseman was is a testament to his legacy and impact.
While one kid thought the Royal Family lives in the jungle, they knew Boseman was the Black Panther.
So Many Emotions
i went through so many emotions so quickly. the first was “wtf how are they on the golden globes” 💀 and then.. the way these kids have never ever said anything of sense no matter what question asked but they ALL knew Chadwick Boseman. shows the impact and importance of rep 😢😢 https://t.co/uGqRnuwYI2— ally (@ally_ressel) March 1, 2021
One fan noted that Boseman's role in the Marvel flick "shows the impact and importance of [representation]."
The Best Part Of The Golden Globes
This year's Golden Globes was largely virtual but the best part for many was the kids' segment.
One Thing To Know
"If little kids know one thing it's gonna be who Chadwick Boseman is," one fan gushed.
An Emotional Night
So at the #GoldenGlobes2021 tonight, when they got to that segment of kids answering dumb, but then all screaming, "BLACK PANTHER", for "Who's Chadwick Boseman", and I couldn't stop crying, and then his wife came on to speak soon after, and my sleeves were sopping wet. #Beautiful pic.twitter.com/LD6zRpQYKK— Squirrel_Speaker (@Squirrel_Walker) March 1, 2021
With Boseman's wife's speech so soon after the children's segment, it was an emotional night for fans.