April 30, 2021 | 2:08 p.m. and
Like most of us, Michael B. Jordan wondered when Chadwick Boseman is robbed of those 2021 Academy Award for Best Actor, with voters snubbing his powerhouse’s performance Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom in favor of Anthony Hopkins. But by The Hollywood Reporter, Jordan is confident that his Black Panther The co-star’s body of work is more than any award.
“But you know, this is how real and genuine I feel about it: As such, no honor can prove his legacy,” Jordan told SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show. “There is no victory to take away anything from the lives of the world that he has affected. So you have to look at the things we can control and the gifts and blessings he has left for us, and that is it’s unbelievable that this co-worker and what he represents as a person and as much as we can really ask for. ”
Boseman died last summer after a secret battle with colon cancer, which remained Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom as his last performance. In a frank moment, Jordan admitted that he delayed watching the film because he felt so raw. “I kept looking at it for a while, to be completely honest,” he said. “And when I did it, you know, you want, you want to taste it. It’s a weird show, man. I mean, like, you see it, you know he gives everything he has. ”
When the Hopkins statue was awarded for Best Actor, perhaps no one surprised Hopkins himself. He was sure he wouldn’t win that he slept through the ceremony and didn’t find out until the next morning. Upon learning of the news, he released a short video thanked the Academy and honored Boseman. “I want to pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman, who was brought up from our morning,” he said. “I never expected it, so I feel the most privilege and honor.”