The Golden Globes Moment That Had Everyone Crying

The 2021 Golden Globes proved to be a memorable night in Hollywood. From the moment Regina King's dog stole the show at the red carpet pre-show to the embarrassing blunder by Tracy Morgan to the SNL reunion that had everyone talking, the night was full of great moments despite the show's technical blunders. Amy Poehler and Tina Fey brought the laughs as the comedians hosted the award show on opposite coasts. Amid all of the laughs, one moment that brought tears to everyone's eyes was the win of late actor Chadwick Boseman.

The actor tragically died in August 2020 from colon cancer. Boseman's sudden death shocked Hollywood and the millions of fans who looked up to the actor for his role as the Black Panther. The 21 Bridges star hid his cancer diagnosis from the public, working up until his death. The 2021 award season is expected to honor Boseman for his contributions to film, with the actor's roles in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and Da 5 Bloods expected to receive some Oscar love. At the Golden Globes, Boseman was honored with a big win and his wife's acceptance speech on his behalf cued the tears for viewers.

Chadwick Boseman's wife tearfully accepted his award

Late actor Chadwick Boseman took home the win for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for his role in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom at the 2021 Golden Globes, and his wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, tearfully accepted the award on his behalf. "He would thank God," Ledward said as she held back tears (via Variety). "He would thank his parents. He would thank his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifices"

Boseman's wife expressed how the actor would wish to inspire others to find the part inside of them that keeps them going. The Black Panther star's wins are likely not to stop at the Golden Globes. The actor has already made history as the first person to gain four nominations at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in one year with four nominations, per Huffpost. Boseman is nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Role for Da 5 Bloods, plus Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for both major films.