While many on social media ripped the Academy Awards after Anthony Hopkins beat Chadwick Boseman for the best actor Oscar, the late actor’s family says they doesn’t feel snubbed.
In fact, the family apparently isn’t upset or agitated at all.
Derrick Boseman, Chadwick’s brother, told TMZ that every actor in the category was worthy of the coveted gold statue and notes that the “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” star didn’t care much about awards anyway.
Chadwick “always described them to me as a campaign,” his brother said.
The webloid maintains that Chadwick felt that an Oscar “would have been an achievement, but was never an obsession”
Many were shocked at the awards on Sunday after Anthony’s name was called, rather than Chadwick, as he was the heavy odds-on favorite to posthumously win best actor. Anthony was not on hand at the ceremony, but he released an acceptance video to Instagram on April 26. In his speech, he gave a shoutout to Chadwick.
“He was taken from us far too early,” Anthony said.
Derrick said the family appreciated Anthony’s grace in accepting the award.
Chadwick passed in August 2020 after a private battle with colon cancer.