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Chadwick Boseman posthumously makes history at the SAG Awards

Chadwick Boseman has made history at the SAG Awards.

The late Black Panther star on Thursday became the first person to earn four film nominations at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in the same year, Variety reports.

Boseman at the 2021 SAG Awards was posthumously nominated for his lead performance in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, as well as separately for his supporting performance in Da 5 Bloods. Additionally, he earned nods as part of the ensemble for the two movies, which were each nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Motion Picture. Jamie Foxx and Maggie Smith previously earned four SAG nominations in a year, but in those cases, the nominations were in both the film and TV categories, the Los Angeles Times notes.

These were just the latest posthumous accolades for Boseman, who died tragically last year following a private battle with colon cancer. He earned particular acclaim for his performance in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, the final film he completed prior to his death, and he's already scored nominations for it at the Gotham Independent Film Awards, the Independent Spirit Awards, the Golden Globes, and more. Boseman appears virtually guaranteed to also earn a posthumous nomination — and possibly a win — at the Oscars.