Michael B. Jordan Honors Chadwick Boseman After Late Actor Earns Record SAG Award Nods: 'Miss You'
Chadwick Boseman became the first person to receive four SAG Award nominations in the same year
Boseman, who died in August at age 43 after a private four-year battle with colon cancer, made history on Thursday when he became the first person to receive four nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards in the same year, Variety reported.
Jordan, Boseman's Black Panther costar, shared an Instagram post on Friday with photos of the late actor starring in the two films he was nominated for: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and Da 5 Bloods.
"4. Still setting the bar higher," Jordan, 33, captioned the sweet post. "Miss you big homie."
Boseman was nominated for outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, and for outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role for Da 5 Bloods — his final two films.
In addition to the individual nominations, Boseman received an additional two nods for both movies which were nominated for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture. The day prior, he earned a posthumous nomination for the 2021 Golden Globe Awards for his performance in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.
"Looking at two people in particular that had a real impact on me, in Kobe and Chadwick. You always look at your own mortality after something like that," he said. "The impact they've had on people in this world is truly incredible."
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"I've always wanted to leave behind something that would last longer than my physical body would," he added. "'Inspiring' is so vague."
Jordan, who first crossed paths with Boseman when they played the same role in All My Children, also honored him in a heartfelt tribute after the actor's death in August, writing on Instagram, "I wish we had more time."
"One of the last times we spoke, you said we were forever linked, and now the truth of that means more to me than ever," Jordan wrote. "Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me. You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you've known it or not…I've been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness."