The spirit of “Black Panther” and Chadwick Boseman are still alive. The Television Academy paid one last respect to the late actor’s greatness with an Emmy nomination on Tuesday morning.
With the Primetime Emmy Awards nominations announced, Boseman will be seen in the animated series “What If…?” Received a posthumous nomination for Outstanding Character Voice-over for his famous role in From Disney+ and Marvel Studios.
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Boseman also received a posthumous Oscar nomination for his performance in George C. Wolfe’s “Ma Rainy’s Black Bottom”. Anthony Hopkins eventually won that year for his work on “The Father.”
Boseman, who died of colon cancer at the age of 43 in August 2020, has a legacy that is a staple in pop culture and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, most notably with the upcoming sequel “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” earlier this year. Finally going to hit the theatres. The first film became the first superhero film to be nominated for Best Picture, eventually winning three figurines (production design, costumes and original score). Director Ryan Coogler returns for the sequel, which has long hidden plot details.
Produced by lead writer AC Bradley and directed by Brian Andrews, “What If…?” It premiered on the Disney+ streaming platform in August 2021, marking Marvel’s first animated series. The anthology show explores alternate timelines in the multiverse that show what would happen if the major moments of the MCU movies were different.
Boseman’s episode titled “What If… T’Challa Became Star-Lord?” It was the second of a nine-episode series that also starred actors Michael Rooker, Josh Brolin, Benicio del Toro and Danai Gurira.
Boseman wasn’t the only posthumous recognition at the Emmys this year.
After surprising audiences with the final stand-up special titled “Nothing Special”, Netflix managed to post Norm Macdonald his first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) posthumously.
Leaving May 31, the last date for the Emmy eligibility period, the special is the final act of the late comedian, who died in August 2021 at the age of 61 after a battle with cancer. Many of McDonald’s comedians and friends, including Adam Sandler, Conan O’Brien, Dave Chappelle, David Letterman, David Spade and Molly Shannon, participated in conversation about his life and legacy at the end of the special.
Macdonald is listed as the writer and director of the special, with Jeff Tomasik directing. The special is executive produced by McDonald, Mark Gurwitz, Lori Jo Hoekstra, John Irwin and Casey Spira.
The comedian made his debut in showbiz as a writer on “Roseanne” in 1992, before joining the cast of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” in 1993. She began her memorable stint as an anchor on “Weekend Update” the following year, serving in . segment until early 1998, when he was replaced by Colin Quinn.
At the 73rd Primetime Emmys, winner John Oliver and “SNL” producer Lorne Michaels dedicated their win to McDonald’s.
Jessica Walter, who was recognized for her voice-over performance in FX’s “Archer” last year, earned two consecutive posthumous nominations this year and last year for the same role in the same series.
Past posthumous nominations include Fred Willard (“Modern Family”), director Lynn Shelton (“Little Fire Everywhere” and “Orthodox”), Carrie Fisher (“Disaster”) and Anthony Bourdain (“Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown”).
List of winners Ingrid Bergman (“A Woman Called Golda”), Audrey Hepburn (“Garden of the World with Audrey Hepburn”), Diana Hyland (“The Boy in the Plastic Bubble”), Raul Julia (“The Burning Season”) and Marion Lorne and Alice Pearce (“Bewitched”). Since 1980, Julia is the only artist to be nominated and to win an Emmy Award posthumously.
The 74th Emmys airs on Monday, September 12.
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