The digital ceremony happened in New York Metropolis on Monday, Jan. 11 and honored Chadwick with the Actor Tribute, whereas his Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom co-star Viola Davis obtained the Actress Tribute. He was additionally nominated for Finest Actor for his position in Rainey, however that prize went to Sound of Steel‘s Riz Ahmed, who lauded Chadwick’s efficiency in his acceptance speech.
In accepting the Actor Tribute on his behalf on the thirtieth Annual IFP Gotham Awards, which is run by the Unbiased Filmmaker Undertaking, Taylor Simone Ledward praised her late husband for searching for honesty in each side of his life. Chadwick passed away at the age of 43 in August following a battle with colon most cancers.
“As an artist, an actor, and an individual, Chad made a apply of telling the reality,” she mentioned. “He’s essentially the most sincere individual I’ve ever met. As a result of he did not simply cease at talking the reality, he actively looked for it—in himself, in these round him and within the second. The reality could be a very straightforward factor for the self to keep away from, but when one doesn’t reside in reality, then it is not possible to reside in step with a divine function to your life. And so, it grew to become how he lived his life, day in, time out. Imperfect, however decided.”