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He deserved more: Why Chadwick Boseman’s posthumous Oscar loss stings so much

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019 file photo, Chadwick Boseman poses in the press room at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, has died of cancer. His representative says Boseman died Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 in Los Angeles after a four-year battle with colon cancer. He was 43. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

He Deserved More: Why Chadwick Boseman’s Posthumous Oscar Loss Stings So Much Despite rearranging the whole ceremony at the Oscars to announce Best Actor as the last award for the night, Chadwick Boseman, who was nominated for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, lost the Oscar to Anthony Hopkins for his role in The Father.  Hopkins didn’t attend nor Zoom in to the ceremony and the build-up had fans almost certain that Boseman would win the Best Actor award.  Fans took to social media to express their displeasure with the ending of the Academy Awards. “Wait what was that Game of Thrones style ending?? Andra Day and Chadwick Boseman were robbed… #Oscars” tweeted Joy-Ann Reid.  A Twitter account dedicated to Black Panther wrote, “The #Oscars not only used Chadwick’s image for profit but they deliberately rearranged their category showing to have his go up last to boost their viewership, only to hand the award to someone else.” How do you feel about how the Oscars ended the show? Do you feel Boseman was used and robbed of his only possible Oscar win? Did Anthony Hopkins in The Father warrant a Best Actor win?


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