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Chadwick Boseman wins best actor Golden Globe and his widow accepts in an emotional speech. – The New York Times

It was the final role — and first win — for the late star of “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” who died in August from colon cancer at age 43.

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The drama tells the story of Rainey, a pioneering blues singer of the title played by Viola Davis (who was nominated for best actress in a movie drama), and her battle to protect her gift her voice from exploitation by the white-owned record label. When Bosemans trumpeter, an ambitious upstart named Levee, wants to play a song his way, a clash of egos ensues.
The film is a powerful and pungent reminder of the necessity of art, of its sometimes terrible costs and of the preciousness of the people,…

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