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Viola Davis thanks Chadwick Boseman for receiving Best Actress at the SAG Awards

The SAG Awards, awarded by the actors’ union, took place last Sunday (4), and the production A Voz Suprema do Blues emerged victorious in the main categories of actors. After receiving the award, Viola Davis, who stars in the film, paid tribute to her comrade Chadwick Boseman, who posthumously won the Best Actor award (via ComicBook).

In his speech, Davis deeply thanked his colleagues and the Black Panther star, whom he called “handsome Chadwick Boseman”. In addition to him, the actress also thanked August Wilson, screenwriter of The Supreme Voice of the Blues, ending with a mention of her competitors in the category, Carey Mulligan, Amy Adams, Vanessa Kirby and Frances McDormand. After receiving the award, she said:

“Thank you, August, for leaving a legacy of non-white actors that we can enjoy for the rest of our lives. I couldn’t be in better company, thank you very much.

Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman backstage at The Supreme Voice of the Blues.

The presence of Chadwick Boseman seems to have marked the many people who worked with him. Besides Viola Davis, Lupita Nyong’o recently commented on the difficulty of accepting the death of her friend. Director Ryan Coogler also opened up about working with the actor, pointing out that despite everything he’s been going through, the T’Challa interpreter has always shown a lot of care and concern for the rest of the team:

“You have to keep going when you lose someone you love. I know Chad wouldn’t want us to stop. He was someone who thought a lot about the collective. Black Panther was his movie. He was hired to play his part before he thought of anyone else, before I was hired, before one of the actresses was hired. On this set, he talked a lot about everyone. Even though he was going through what he was going through, he went to the others to make sure they were okay. If we ended his game he would stay longer and read the lines off camera [para ajudar outros atores com suas performances]. So it would be harder for me to stop [de fazer Pantera Negra 2]. Honestly, I would feel him yelling at me, like, “What are you doing?” So keep going. “

Black Panther 2, who originally starred in the actor, has had his script redone and promises to focus on the world and other characters in Wakanda, as Marvel won’t be replacing Boseman as T’Challa. Currently, the film does not have a release date.

Learn more about behind the scenes of the first Black Panther movie here:

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