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Chadwick Boseman is the 7th actor to receive a posthumous Oscar nomination. Here's who else has received the honor.

INSIDER Logo By jsarkisian@businessinsider.com (Jacob Sarkisian) of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 10:  Chadwick Boseman has been posthumously nominated for the best actor Oscar. Boseman, nominated for "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," died from cancer in 2020. Boseman becomes the seventh actor to be given a posthumous Oscar nomination. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Chadwick Boseman has been posthumously nominated for best actor at the 2021 Oscars.The Academy announced their Oscar nominations on March 15 and Boseman, who died from cancer last year, earned his nod for "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," directed by George C. Wolfe.Boseman has become the seventh actor to receive a posthumous nomination. He joins the likes of Heath Ledger, James Dean, and Peter Finch to be nominated after their deaths.Boseman is the current favorite to win the best actor Oscar. If he did, he'd be just the third actor to win posthumously ever, with Ledger ("The Dark Knight") and Finch ("Network") the only actors to do so so far.Scroll down for a full list of actors nominated posthumously for an Academy Award.Read the original article on Insider

Chadwick Boseman is the 7th actor to receive a posthumous Oscar nomination. Here's who else has received the honor.

  • Chadwick Boseman has been posthumously nominated for the best actor Oscar.
  • Boseman, nominated for "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," died from cancer in 2020.
  • Boseman becomes the seventh actor to be given a posthumous Oscar nomination.
  • Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.

Chadwick Boseman has been posthumously nominated for best actor at the 2021 Oscars.

The Academy announced their Oscar nominations on March 15 and Boseman, who died from cancer last year, earned his nod for "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," directed by George C. Wolfe.

Boseman has become the seventh actor to receive a posthumous nomination. He joins the likes of Heath Ledger, James Dean, and Peter Finch to be nominated after their deaths.

Boseman is the current favorite to win the best actor Oscar. If he did, he'd be just the third actor to win posthumously ever, with Ledger ("The Dark Knight") and Finch ("Network") the only actors to do so so far.

Scroll down for a full list of actors nominated posthumously for an Academy Award.

Read the original article on Insider
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