The late Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman will receive posthumous honors at the Gotham Awards and during MTV's Greatest of All Time special.
Chadwick Boseman will receive posthumous honors during MTV’s Greatest of All Time special and at the 30th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards. Though the late actor is best known for playing the titular role in Black Panther, he also received acclaim for his roles in other films such as 42, Get On Up, Marshall, and Da 5 Bloods.
THR reports that MTV’s Greatest of All Time special is the first of its kind and will replace this year’s MTV Movie & TV Awards. Boseman will receive the Hero for the Ages award, presented to a star “whose heroism on-screen was only surpassed by the true hero they were off-screen.” His fellow Marvel Universe actors Don Cheadle and Robert Downey Jr. will present the award. Additionally, Boseman will receive the annual actor tribute at the Gotham Awards, where he is also nominated in the best actor category for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. The film marks his final project and will be available on Netflix starting December 18th.
Boseman passed away in August at the age of 43 after a private battle with colon cancer. Though he concealed his struggle from the public eye, he filmed several movies, including Black Panther, after his diagnosis in 2016. Boseman was already regarded as a hero on screen, and details like this only further his magnitude.
Though his life was tragically cut short, Chadwick Boseman's legacy remains. MTV’s Greatest of All Time special airs this Sunday, December 6th at 8 p.m. EST, and the Gotham Awards will take place in a hybrid live/virtual format from New York’s Cipriani Wall Street on January 11th, 2021.