Chadwick Boseman honoured with posthumous New York Film Critics Circle award

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The late Chadwick Boseman was the recipient of the Best Supporting Actor accolade at the 2020 New York Film Critics Circle awards.

The Black Panther actor won the award for his role as "Stormin'" Norman in the Spike Lee war film, Da 5 Bloods. The film tells the story of four African-American vets who return to Vietnam, searching for the remains of their fallen Squad Leader (Boseman) and the promise of buried treasure.

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His co-star Delroy Lindo took home the Best Actor Award and Spike Lee was honoured with a special award for "inspiring the New York community with his short film New York New York and for advocating for a better society through cinema," reports Variety.

The New York Film Critics Circle is an American film critic organisation founded in 1935. It is made up of film critics from New York-based daily and weekly newspapers, magazines and online publications. This year's winners were announced on Friday.

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht

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