Chadwick Boseman Earns Posthumous Emmy for Voicing T'Challa in Marvel's

4 SEP, 2022

By Monu Jha

Chadwick Boseman was honored at this year's Creative Arts Emmys with an award for his voice acting performance in Marvel's What If...? animated series for Disney+.

The awards were handed out at a ceremony on Saturday, and the celebrated actor received the posthumous Emmy in the Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance category.

Boseman's wife, Simone Ledward Boseman, accepted the award on her late husband's behalf, and delivered a moving speech in his memory.

When I learned that Chad was nominated for this award, I started thinking about everything that was going on when he was recording.

she told the audience, per The Hollywood Reporter, "everything that was going on in the world and in our world and just being in such awe of his commitment and his dedication.

You can’t understand your purpose unless you’re willing to ask, ‘What if?’ Unless you’re willing to say, ‘What if the universe is conspiring in my favor, what if it’s me'" she shared

Boseman died on Aug. 28, 2020 at age 43 following a years-long battle with colon cancer. His episode of What If...? debuted almost exactly a year after his death, on Aug. 18, 2021.

His was nominated alongside F. Murray Abraham, for his role in Moon Knight, Julie Andrews for Bridgerton, Jeffrey Wright  who was also nominated for his What If.