This weekend, Chadwick Boseman posthumously received a Creative Arts Emmy for his performance as Star Lord T’Challa on Marvel’s “What If…?.” During the ceremony, his wife Taylor Simone Ledward accepted the honor on behalf of the late actor.
During the first leg of The Creative Arts Emmys on Sept. 3, Chadwick Boseman posthumously won his first Emmy award for his voice-over performance when he portrayed Star Lord T’Challa in the episode “What If… T’Challa Became A Star-Lord?,” which was also the final role he played before he died. The late “Black Panther” actor’s wife Taylor Simone Ledward accepted the honor on his behalf.
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In a statement to Deadline, Ledward shared that she was honored to accept the award in his honor “When I learned Chad was nominated, I started thinking of everything that was going on in the world and our world and being so in awe of his commitment and dedication and what a beautiful moment that one of the last things he would work on was something so important to him and to the world but also something new. You can’t understand your purpose unless you ask what if? What if the universe is conspiring in my favor? What if it’s me? Chad would be so honored and I am honored on his behalf,” said Ledward. After a quiet four-year battle with colon cancer, Boseman died two years ago in August, 2022.