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Chadwick Boseman wins posthumous Emmy Award for FINAL performance as T'Challa

2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards  - Red Carpet
2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Red Carpet / Kevin Mazur/GettyImages

Forever star, Chadwick Boseman was honored with a posthumous Emmy win during Saturday’s Creative Arts ceremony for his role in Marvel’s What If…? series.

The late star won the outstanding character voice-over performance category for his role as Star-Lord T’Challa in the “What If… T’Challa Became a Star-Lord?” episode. He was nominated in the category alongside F. Murray Abraham (Moon Knight), Julie Andrews (Bridgerton), Maya Rudolph (Big Mouth), Stanley Tucci (Central Park), Jessica Walter (Archer), and Jeffrey Wright (What If…?).

The award marked both Boseman’s first win and first Emmy nomination.

Boseman’s wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, was on hand to accept the award, taking the stage at downtown Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater and telling the crowd, “When I learned that Chad was nominated for this award, I started thinking about everything that was going on when he was recording — everything that was going on in the world and in our world and just being in such awe of his commitment and his dedication.”