Chadwick Boseman's Family Break Silence As Fans BLAST Oscars For Not Giving Him Award

 Chadwick Boseman's brother Derrick has broken his silence over his late sibling's loss to Anthony Hopkins at the 93rd Academy Awards on Sunday. 

While fans were outraged over the Black Panther star's posthumous loss, Derrick told TMZ he is 'sure' Chadwick would have been the first to congratulate Hopkins for making history as the oldest Best Actor winner in history at 83. 

In addition, Derrick recalled Chadwick describing the Oscars 'as a campaign' and an achievement, but not his 'obsession' or definition of success.  

Many assumed Chadwick was a shoo-in for the award as he earned a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award and Critics’ Choice Award for for his final role in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. 

Hopkins, who has been nominated for six Academy Awards, previously won in 1992, for his role as Hannibal Lecter in The Silence Of The Lambs.

The actor paid tribute to Chadwick in a late acceptance video on Monday morning from Wales. 

Speaking in a short clip surrounded by sprawling Welsh countryside, Sir Anthony said: 'Good morning, here I am in my homeland of Wales and at 83-years-of-age I did not expect to get this award. I really didn't.

'I am grateful to the Academy and thank you. I want to pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman who was taken from us far too early, and again, thank you all very much. I really did not expect this, so I feel very privileged and honored. Thank you,' he said.  

Boseman passed away in August at just 43 years of age from stage IV colon cancer, which he was originally diagnosed with in 2016.  

His widow, Simone Ledward Johnson, attended the Oscars to accept the award on his behalf if he had won. She wore a custom pink Atelier Versace gown with jewelry from Bulgari.

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