Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman has just made history by receiving four-film nominations ahead of this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards.
The Marvel actor, who tragically passed away from colon cancer in August 2020, earned a posthumous place in the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role as well as in its supporting role equivalent for his work in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Da 5 types of blood respectively. Both films also made the shortlist for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and as Boseman counts as part of the ensemble for each, that makes him eligible for a quartet of gongs.
When it comes to the leading actor Boseman is set to face off against Sound of Metal’s Riz Ahmed Mank’s Gary Oldman Minari’s Steven Yeun and The Father’s Sir Anthony Hopkins. In the supporting category, his competition includes Sacha Baron Cohen for The Trial of the Chicago 7, Jared Leto for The Little Things, Leslie Odom Jr for One Night in Miami, and Daniel Kaluuya for Judas and the Black Messiah.
In Netflix biopic Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom which also stars Euphoria’s Colman Domingo and How to Get Away with Murder’s Viola Davis, he portrays fictional trumpet player Levee Green. In Spike Lee’s war drama Da 5 Bloods, Boseman plays Stormin Norman Earl Holloway, the former squad leader of a group of aging veterans who return to Vietnam to seek out his remains and the gold fortune he helped them hide way back when.