“He would say something beautiful,” said his wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, who accepted the award on his behalf. “Something inspiring, something that would amplify that little voice inside of all of us that tells us 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 …. I don’t have his words, but we have to take all the moments to celebrate those we love …. And hon, you keep ‘em coming. Thank you.”Taylor Simone Ledward accepts the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama on behalf of her late husband.
Boseman also becomes only the fourth Black actor to win in the Globes category of lead actor in a motion picture, drama, following Sidney Poitier for “Lilies of the Field” in 1964, Denzel Washington for “The Hurricane” in 2000 and Forest Whitaker for “The Last King of Scotland” in 2007.