Netflix Will Campaign Chadwick Boseman’s Role in ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ For Awards Season

Chadwick Boseman just may be nominated for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, weeks after the actor died of colon cancer.

Netflix confirmed to Variety their plan to campaign the late star as the lead actor in the upcoming film during awards season.

The film marks the beloved actor’s last time appearing on the screen.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is based on August Wilson’s 1982 play about the “Mother of Blues” Ma Rainey (played by Viola Davis) and her experience with white management at the time.

The movie is set in 1927 Chicago and explores the racial tension in the music world as white record executives profited off of Black artists.

We can’t wait for this film, and we are thrilled that Netflix is honoring Chadwick in this way.

Rest in peace, Chadwick.