Boseman’s spouse, Taylor Simone Ledward, accepted the award — which was for greatest efficiency by an actor in a movement picture-drama — in his honor.
Boseman died in August at age 43, after preventing a personal battle with colon most cancers.
The moving and heartfelt speech, which was a becoming tribute to a hero gone too quickly, is under:
“He would thank God. He would thank his parents. He would thank his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifice.
He would thank his incredible team Michael Greene, Azeem Chiba, Nicki Fioravante, Evelyn O’Neill, Chris Huvane, Logan Coles.
He would thank his team on set for this film — Deidra Dixon, Sian Richards, Craig Anthony and Andrew Carlone.
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.
And 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.”