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Chadwick Boseman honored with posthumous Emmy nomination

Gone too soon but never forgotten.

The late actors Chadwick Boseman, Jessica Walter and Norm Macdonald were nominated for the 2022 Emmys more than a year after their deaths.

Boseman received his first-ever Emmy nomination for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for his recurring role as T’Challa — or Black Panther — in Disney+’s Marvel animated series What If…?, which he recorded before his death in August 2020 .

The show, which follows Marvel characters in alternate story timelines, included a dedication to “our friend, our inspiration, and our hero” — a nod to Boseman, who died of colon cancer at the age of 43.

However, this is not his first posthumous nomination for an award. In 2021, he was snubbed at the Oscars for Best Actor for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Butt, and also received a Golden Globe for the same role.

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Boseman reprized his role as the Black Panther in the Marvel animated series What If…?
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Walter, who stars in Archer, is also up for an Emmy.
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Macdonald was nominated for his stand-up special, available to stream on Netflix.
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Alongside Boseman, Walter received a nomination in the same category for her work on FX’s Archer, after recording the episodes before reportedly dying in her sleep in March 2021 at the age of 80. To date, Walter’s Emmy nomination list totals a whopping six — including her win as the star of NBC’s “Amy Prentiss” in 1975.

As for Macdonald, he secured a nomination in the Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) category, as well as credits for his writing and directing, for his stand-up project Nothing Special, which aired May 30 upon his release Macdonald was diagnosed with leukemia in September 2021 at the age of 61.

“We want to make sure his fans see this very fun hour. He left that gift for all of us,” his producing partner Lori Jo Hoekstra said in a previous statement to the Daily Beast. “Norm has been working so hard on a new hour of material and wanted it to be seen.”

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Emma Bowman

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