Chadwick Boseman wins a posthumous Emmy for his work on What If…?
The first of this year’s Emmy Awards were presented on Saturday. Chadwick Boseman was honored with a posthumous Emmy for his voice performance on Marvel Studios‘ What If…?, an animated series on Disney+.
Boseman’s wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, accepted the award. She said:
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.
Boseman beat other Marvel voice overs including F. Murray Abraham’s work as Khonshu on Moon Knight and Jeffrey Wright’s work on What If…?.
Boseman passed away on August 28, 2020 from colon cancer. He kept his condition private after being diagnosed with stage III in 2016, continuing to act until his death and through his treatment and multiple surgeries. He completed numerous productions before he was taken too soon.