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People Are Livid Late Actor Chadwick Boseman Didn’t Win An Oscar, But His Family Isn’t Upset + Oscars Ratings Reach New LOW

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Folks aren’t feeling how the Oscars seemingly favored Chadwick Boseman to win the Best Actor Award, but the golden statue was awarded to The Father’s Anthony Hopkins. Peep folks responses, plus how Chadwick’s family feels about it all inside…

With the changes made to the 2021 Oscars ceremony, it appeared the late Chadwick Boseman, who died last August from cancer, was the front-runner to win the award for Best Actor for his role as Levee Green in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

The winner for Best Picture is usually announced last. However, producers changed it up this year, moving the Best Actor winner announcement until the final award, leading some to believe producers set the stage to end the ceremony with a touching tribute to Chadwick. He had already won a Golden Globe, Critics Choice award and Screen Actors Guild award for the role leading up to the Grammys, leaving many to believe he would win an Oscar next.

The Academy also invited Chadwick’s family to attend the ceremony in celebration of his talents.

 

Folks feel like Chadwick was SNUBBED and were shocked and upset when his name wasn’t called as the winner. Not only snubbed, but they are also accusing the Academy of using his death for financial gain and clout.

It’s reported the Oscars swag bag included a tribute to Chadwick Boseman where each nominee received digital artwork by artist Andre Oshea, redeemable by an NFT – a non-fungible token.

After all of the build up to Chadwick seemingly being the winner, that wasn’t the case. The Best Actor award went to Anthony Hopkins for The Father and he wasn’t even there in person to accept the award, nor did he Zoom in.

Anthony Hopkins accepted the award from home in a short video, which was posted early Monday morning. The 83-year-old actor thanked the Academy and shared a heartfelt salute to the late Chadwick Boseman.

Check it:

 

By the way, Anthony Hopkins is now the oldest actor, male or female, to earn an Oscar.

Here are some distraught reactions to Chadwick NOT winning Best Actor below:

Although folks are cutting up on social media, Chadwick’s family isn’t tripping. The Black Panther star’s brother, Derrick Boseman, said he believes his brother would have been the first to congratulate Anthony Hopkins on his win for The Father.

“I’m sure [Anthony] would [wish him the best] if Chad won,” Derrick told TMZ.

Derrick said the Boseman Family felt every actor nominated was deserving of the award. Shedding some insight into how Chadwick viewed the awards show, he said his brother used to describe the annual awards show “as a campaign,” so it wasn’t his ultimate dream to take home an Oscar.

No surprise there. 

Simone Leward Boseman – Chadwick’s widow – looked regal in custom Atelier Versace accessorized with Bulgari jewels, styled by Chadwick’s stylist Ashley Weston:

 

FAB.

For the first time ever, the Oscars ceremony viewership fell down under 10 million. According to delayed fast national results just released by Nielsen (via Deadline), the 93rd Academy Awards were watched by a mere 9.85 million, with a dismal rating of 1.9 among the 18-49 demographic.

Damn.

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