Star Chadwick Boseman will receive an honorary award at the Gotham Awards for his acclaimed performance in the biopic “The Supreme Voice of the Blues”.
The actor, who died in August 2020 after a fierce battle with cancer, will receive the Actor Tribute Award statuette, as announced by the event’s organizers last Thursday (04).
Oscar-winning teammate Viola Davis will also receive the honorary award in honor of the actress at the same time. The two decorations already mark what is shaping up to be a promising run for the actors in awards season.
Often times, honorable Gotham Awards actors tend to win future Oscar nominations, as has happened in recent years with Laura Dern (‘A Wedding Story’), Rachel Weisz (A Favorite) and Gary Oldman (‘The Spy Who Knew Too Much ‘).
Recently, Netflix released a powerful dramatic scene, in which Viola Davis performs as singer Ma Rainey, in a powerful and dramatic moment.
EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Viola Davis as Ma Rainey in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Viola completely embodies the aptly named “Mother of the Blues” in this scene.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom premieres December 18 on Netflix. pic.twitter.com/PtXlJCpHHC
– Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) December 2, 2020
Production opens on December 18.
Directed by George C. Wolfe, ‘The Supreme Voice of the Blues’ (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play written by August Wilson in 1982.
Chicago, 1927. During a recording session, tensions arise between Ma Rainey (Viola Davis), her ambitious trumpeter (Chadwick Boseman) and white businessmen determined to control the legendary Mother of the Blues. Based on the play by Pulitzer Prize-winning August Wilson.
Glynn Turman, Taylour Paige, Dusan Brown, Colman Domingo and Michael Potts are also on the bill.
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