- The late acting legend Chadwick Boseman’s family is not upset that Chad did not win an Oscar, although his fans really are
- Chadwick's brother, Derrick Boseman, extended congratulations to Hopkins and made it clear that there are no hard feelings
- Derrick let people know that Chad wasn't concerned about the Oscars anyway, winning one was not an aspiration
The late acting legend Chadwick Boseman’s family has come forward to clear the air. The Bosemans are not angry that Chad was not honoured at the Oscars.
Speaking to TMZ, Chadwick's brother, Derrick Boseman, made it clear that their family has no hard feelings regarding the Oscars. While it would have been nice to see Chad’s name there, they are not upset that it wasn’t.
Anthony Hopkins took Best Actor and the Bosemans are proud of him. Derrick said that he knows Hopkins would have been proud of Chad if he had won and that is why they are not upset. Hopkins is deserving of the title; it was a fair game.
Derrick went on to say that the Oscars did not mean that much to Chad anyway, he "always described them to me as a campaign".
Legit.ng previously reported that fans of late actor Chadwick Boseman were displeased by what they thought of as a snub at the 93rd Oscar Awards show.
This comes after 83-year-old legendary actor Anthony Hopkins was awarded an Oscar for Best Actor in the movie The Father. Many expected that Boseman would outrightly be the winner for his last film Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, in which he acted while suffering from cancer.
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The award was given at the end of the show, which seemed befitting for a star who gave his all to film, hence closing the night. However, when it turned out the winner was Hopkins, fans immediately went on Twitter to air their frustrations at Boseman being 'robbed'.
It was also reported that the 93rd Oscars went down on Sunday, April 25, almost two months later than the usual date the ceremony is held every year at what was an unusual time.
The event was split between Dolby Theater in Hollywood and Union Station in downtown Los Angeles to help deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the New York Times. It definitely felt different considering the pandemic, which led to many production houses shutting down and being unable to work.
Fifteen of the 23 awards went to movies that premiered on streaming services with Nomadland picking up three awards, the most on the night.
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