Chadwick Boseman has won a posthumous Emmy for his voiceover role on the animated series, What If...? The actor won the award for Outstanding Character Voice-Over performance, beating out Moon Knight's F. Murray Abraham, Bridgeron's Julie Andrews, Big Mouth's Maya Rudolph, Central Park's Stanley Tucci, Jessica Walter, who recently passed away in March, and Boseman's co-star, Jeffrey Wright. Here's what to know.
What If...? is an animated action series available on Disney+, based on the Marvel Comics series of the same name, and is the fourth TV series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe produced by Marvel Studios. The animated series first premiered in 2021, where Boseman voiced the role of T'Challa. Unfortunately, the actor never saw the film series come to fruition, as he passed away in 2020 due to colon cancer.
During the award ceremony, Ledward accepted Boseman's first Emmy win at the ceremony, delivering a heartfelt speech that truly made the audience feel all the feels. "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," she said. "And what a beautifully aligned moment it really is that one of the last things he would work on would not only be revisiting a character that was so important to him and his career and to the world, but also that it be an exploration of something new, diving into a new potential future - particularly with everything he spoke about purpose and finding the reason that you are here on the planet on this very time," she added. Boseman's wife finished off the speech, saying, "Thank you so much for the honor - Chad would be so honored, and I'm honored on his behalf."
Although Boseman is no longer with us, his work lives on in the MCU. With the second installment of the Black Panther coming soon, Boseman's character, T'Challa, will not be reprised. Instead, a new chapter will begin. Stay tuned.