While many onlookers passed out after Chadwick Boseman failed to win the Best Actor Oscar on Sunday, the family of the late actor had a different reaction.
Derrick Boseman, the “Black Panther” star’s brother, told TMZ this week that his family was not “upset or agitated at all” that the performer had not received the posthumous victory for his role as intense musician in “My Rainey’s Black Bottom,” the entertainment site wrote.
Absent Anthony Hopkins won in an upset for “The Father” and paid tribute to Boseman in an acceptance speech the next morning.
Derrick Boseman said his family wished Hopkins and his family all the best, as he believed Hopkins would have if Boseman had won.
An uproar followed Hopkins’ victory for “The Father,” which was announced by presenter Joaquin Phoenix in an abrupt conclusion to the ceremony. Viewers speculated that Boseman would bring home the statuette in some sort of Hollywood ending because the category followed the traditional show, Best Picture.
But when expectations were thwarted, people complained about the “snub”.
Boseman didn’t put much emphasis on the Oscars anyway, his brother said. “He always described them to me as a campaign,” Derrick Boseman told the entertainment site.
Chadwick Boseman died of cancer at the age of 43 in August.
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