Chadwick Boseman Wins Posthumous BET Award for Best Actor
By Mekishana Pierre
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Chadwick Boseman's legacy was honored at Sunday's BET Awards. The late star earned the award for Best Actor for his role in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, which was announced by Renée Zellweger.
Boseman was up against Aldis Hodge, Damson Idris, Daniel Kaluuya, Eddie Murphy and Lakeith Stanfield, but his critically-acclaimed roles as Levee Green in the beloved drama earned the win. His final role also saw him posthumously awarded a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award and Critics' Choice Award.
The acclaimed actor was also included in the ceremony's In Memoriam segment.
Boseman’s wife, Simone Ledward, put out a statement saying she was "extremely pleased" with the college's naming and Rashad's new role as Dean. "Chad was a very proud Bison — both Howard and Ms. Rashad played integral roles in his journey as an artist," she said. "The re-establishment of the College of Fine Arts brings this part of his story full-circle and ensures that his legacy will continue to inspire young storytellers for years to come."