From his roles as Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall and the Black Panther King T’Challa, late actor Chadwick Boseman’s undeniable talent has been praised by many. Now, he became the first person in history to earn four SAG award nominations in the same year.
Jamie Foxx and Maggie Smith were nominated four times in one year in both television and film, but Boseman is the very first actor to snag four nominations for the SAG Awards in one year solely in the film categories.
Boseman is up for four posthumous nods for his roles in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Da 5 Bloods for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. He is also up for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Levee in George C. Wolfe’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. His last nomination is for a Supporting Role as Stormin Norman in Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods which premiered on Netflix.
His Black Panther co-star, Michael B. Jordan, posted an emotional message to his friend in an Instagram post after hearing of Boseman’s history-making moves.
“Four. Still setting the bar higher. Miss you, big homie,” the 33-year-old actor wrote in the caption.
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Michael also shared an emotional tribute last August when Chadwick died at the age of 43 from colon cancer.
“Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old, you paved the way for me. You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness,” he wrote.
Cancer was something that Boseman’s brother dealt with as well. At the end of last year, his brother Kevin Boseman, revealed he’s in remission following his own battle with cancer.
In a series of posts on his Instagram story, Kevin announced he’s officially been cancer-free for two years.“I wanted to share because while it’s been a year of profound loss and tragedy for so many of us. This is good news. Something to smile about. Something to shout about,” he said. Remission means that the signs and symptoms of your cancer are reduced. Remission can be partial or complete.