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.

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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.

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

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

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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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