Chadwick Boseman was posthumously honored in the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, putting his performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom in fierce competition for the Oscars

At the Rapid Fire SAG Awards, Boseman’s co-lead Viola Davis was recognized for her work on the film, while the Netflix drama The Trial of the Chicago 7 won best cast in the ensemble

Boseman’s widow Simone Ledward-Boseman accepted his words to accept the award that follows his victory at the Golden Globes last month

“When you see the world unbalanced, be a crusader weighing heavily on the seesaw of the mind that’s a quote from Chadwick Boseman,” she said

The actor, best known for starring in Black Panther, died last year after a private battle with colon cancer

The Schitt’s Creek and The Crown television categories were also swept at the awards, while Daniel Kaluuya, Jason Bateman and Anya Taylor-Joy received individual nods

The online-only awards were broadcast in a compressed format and only lasted an hour with few hiccups or surprises

One of the night’s most emotional acceptance speeches came from veteran Korean actress Youn Yuh-jung, who seemed stunned to receive the gong

Youn, described as South Korea’s Meryl Streep, was honored for her work as a supporting actress in Minari, tracing the attempts of a Korean family after moving to rural America

“I don’t know how to describe my feelings – I was recognized by westerners!” said a stunned Youn

The SAG Awards are chosen by members of the Leading Actors Union in Hollywood and are one of the top sources of Oscar buzz

The recognition for the South Korean comes after Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite became the first Korean film to win the awards season last year

During the ceremony, health workers were featured in the foreground of a few speeches, with Ozark star Jason Bateman using his speech for a standout actor in a drama series to praise vaccination efforts

“Biggest thank you goes to the health care workers who looked after us all over the past year and the miracle work of the scientists who gave us the vaccines,” he said

“This is dedicated to them. Everyone go get the shot and let’s all get back to normal”

The SAG Awards are one of the last award nights before the Academy Awards, which will take place on 26 April at 10:00 a.m. AEST will be broadcast live

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