Chadwick Boseman has won a NAACP Image Award posthumously. The NAACP Image Awards are presented annually for the outstanding achievements of ethnic minorities in the entertainment industry.

The NAACP Image Awards have been presented by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) since 1967. The prices should serve as a counterbalance to the negative perception of people of color in the United States according to the civil rights movement.

In 1990 the organization did not award a prize for best actress because too few black women were cast in significant roles. “The film industry does not show enough diversity,” the president of the organization explained the decision at the time.

Boseman received the award for his role as a jazz musician in the movie Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom . The wife of the deceased actor received the prize on his behalf on Saturday.

“As always, he would give God all the credit,” said Simone Boseman in the acceptance speech on behalf of the actor, who became known for the successful superhero film Black Panther . “He would thank his father and mother, and he would honor his ancestors as we honor him now.”

Boseman previously won an NAACP Image Award

Boseman won a NAACP Image Award in 2019 for his role in Black Panther . Previous winners in the Best Actor category have included Morgan Freeman, Michael B. Jordan, Denzel Washington and Forest Whitaker.

Boseman died in August at the age of 43 from colon cancer. The actor has been awarded several prizes after his death.

Boseman previously received a Golden Globe and a Critics’ Choice Award for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom . The actor has also been nominated for an Oscar for that role . The most important American film awards will be presented at the end of April.