Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama
BEST ACTOR MOTION PICTURE DRAMA
Chadwick Boseman ‑ “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
RENEE ZELLWEGER: Accepting on behalf of Chadwick Boseman is his wife, Simone Ledward Boseman.
SIMONE LEDWARD: He would thank God. He would thank his parents. He would thank his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifices. He would thank his incredible team, Michael Greene, Azing Chiba, Nicki Fioravante, Evelyn O’Neill, Chris Huvane, Logan Coles.
He would thank his team on set for this film. Deidra Dixon, Sian Richards, Craig Anthony, and Andrew Carlone.
He would say something beautiful, something inspiring, something that would amplify that little voice inside of all of us that tells you 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.
He would thank Mr. George C. Wolfe, Mr. Denzel Washington, lots of people at Netflix. He would thank Miss Viola Davis, Mr. Glynn Turman, Mr. Michael Potts, Mr. Colman Domingo, Miss Taylour Page, Mr. Dusom Brown.
And I don’t have his words, but we have to take all the moments to celebrate those we love. So thank you HFPA for this opportunity to do exactly that. And, Hon, you keep ’em coming. Thank you.