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Chadwich Boseman and Andra Day breaks history at the 2021 Golden Globe Awards

Los Angeles- Chadwich Boseman and Andra Day broke history at the Golden Globe Awards with winning best actor and actress in a motion picture.

For the first time ever, two African Americans won in the best actor and best actress category in a motion picture. Boseman, who passed away last year, displayed a great performance in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. His wife Taylor Simone Ledward accepted the award on his behalf and showed great courage, as she fought through tears trying to navigate through the acceptance speech.

"He would say something beautiful, something inspiring, something that would amplify that little voice inside of all of us that tells you you can, that tells you to keep going, that calls you back to what you're meant to be doing at this moment in history. He would thank Mr. George C. Wolfe, Mr. Denzel Washington, lots of people at Netflix. He would thank Ms. Viola Davis, Mr. Glynn Turman, Mr. Michael Potts, Mr. Colman Domingo, Ms. Taylour Paige, Mr. Dusan Brown.

" I don't have his words, but we have to take a moment to celebrate those we love. So thank you HFPA for this opportunity to do exactly that.And, hun, you keep 'em coming. Thank you said Ledward."

For many women of color it has been exceptional hard to win in the best actress category since Whoopi Goldberg won in 1987 for her role in The Color Purple. On Sunday that changed. Andra Day broke history with becoming the second African American woman to win in the category for her outstanding performance in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday.

Day was in tears, as she accepted the award and thanked everyone involved. "Thank you to Billie Holiday, who just transformed me with this role and with her presence with her spirit.”


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