Black History Month is off to a great start. Several award nominations were announced for 2021, and Chadwick Boseman made history. He is the first actor to be nominated for four film nominations for the SAG Awards in one year.
Boseman is up for four posthumous nods for his roles in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Da 5 Bloods for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. He is also up for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Levee in George C. Wolfe’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. His last nomination is for Supporting Role as Stormin Norman in Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods which premiered on Netflix.
Jamie Foxx and Maggie Smith were nominated four times in one year in both television and film, but Boseman is the very first actor to snag four nominations for the SAG Awards in one year solely in the film categories.
The world lost Chadwick Boseman last August to his battle with colon cancer, and fans were devastated to have lost the phenomenal Black Panther actor in the physical world. However, Boseman made a long-lasting impression to the entertainment world with his last few widely impactful roles. His legacy remains here in the physical, and though Chadwick is not here to celebrate, his life and talents forever be commemorated.
Much success to the late actor as we await the winners of this year’s SAG Awards. Congratulations to Chadwick Boseman and his estate who will likely accept these awards on his behalf.