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Chadwick Boseman nominated posthumously for best actor Oscar


Chadwick Boseman earned a posthumous Academy Award nomination for his role in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”

The “Black Panther” star, who died last year at the age of 43 after a private, four-year battle with colon cancer, garnered an Oscar nod in the best actor category when nominations were announced Monday.

Other nominees in the category include: Anthony Hopkins for “The Father,” Steven Yeun in “Minari,” “Mank” actor Gary Oldman and Riz Ahmed for “Sound of Metal.” The Oscars show is slated to air April 25 on ABC.

While it is Boseman’s first Oscar nomination, it is not the first posthumous recognition for the late performer.

Last month, Boseman’s widow, Taylor Simone Ledward, accepted his award for best actor in a motion picture drama at the Golden Globes.

During a tearful speech, Ledward said, “He would thank God. He would thank his parents. He would thank his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifices.”

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