Late actor Chadwick Boseman has received an Emmy Award for his voice role as T’challa in Marvel’s What If.
Chadwick Boseman sadly passed away in 2020 at age 43 after battling with colon cancer for several years. One of his final performances was voicing an alternate version of T’challa in the Marvel’s animated television series What If..? for which he won the award for Outstanding character voice-over performance. Nominated in the same category were; F. Murray Abraham (Moon Knight), Julie Andrews (Bridgerton), Maya Rudolph (Big Mouth), Stanley Tucci (Central Park), Jeffery Wright (What If..?) and the late Jessica Walter (Archer)
Boseman’s wife Taylor Simone Ledward, was present at the ceremony to accept the award on her late husband’s behalf and she shared a few words;
“When I learned that Chad was nominated for this award, I started thinking about everything that was going on when he was recording – everything that was going on in the world and in our world and just being in such awe of his commitment and his dedication. And what a beautifully aligned moment it really is that one of the last things he would work on would not only be revisiting a character that was so important to him and his career and to the world, but also that it be an exploration of something new, diving into a new potential future.” She said.
Ledward went on to talk about how meaningful the win was as Boseman loved playing T’challa.
“You can’t understand your purpose unless you’re willing to ask, ‘what if,’ unless you’re willing to say, ‘What if the universe is conspiring in my favor, what if it’s me?’” She explained.