How Chadwick Boseman may make historical past with 2021 Oscar noms

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Making historical past, posthumously

Chadwick Boseman died in August at age 43 after battling most cancers. His closing efficiency, in “Ma Rainey’s Black Backside,” is predicted to carry him a lead actor Oscar nomination. His efficiency in one other 2020 movie, “Da 5 Bloods,” is a powerful contender for a supporting nomination as effectively.


Performers in Academy Awards historical past have obtained posthumous nominations: Jeanne Eagels, James Dean, Spencer Tracy, Peter Finch, Ralph Richardson, Massimo Troisi and Heath Ledger.


Posthumous appearing Oscars have been awarded, for Finch’s lead efficiency in “Community” (1976) and Ledger’s supporting flip in “The Darkish Knight” (2008).


Actor, Dean, obtained posthumous nominations in two completely different years, for “East of Eden” (1955) and “Big” (1956).


Folks have been nominated in two appearing classes in the identical 12 months (together with Scarlett Johansson final 12 months). Boseman can be the primary posthumous same-year twin nominee.

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