‘It’s a pity nomination’: Late Chadwick Boseman Gets Posthumous Emmy Nomination For What If…?, Fans Say It’s a Slap in the Face

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The Late Chadwick Boseman receives a posthumous Emmy nomination for his role in the Marvel Animated Disney+ series What If…?. The Actor used to play the role of T’Challa aka Black Panther in The Marvel Cinematic Universe and even spearheaded the 2018 movie of the same name. In the series also, he voiced the character of T’Challa who is actually Star-Lord owing to a different storyline in the series.

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Chadwick Boseman is nominated for an Emmy

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Chadwick Boseman in MCU:

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Chadwick Boseman as The Black Panther

Chadwick Boseman was first introduced in MCU as Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War. Then after that, he went on to spearhead his 2018 solo movie which was highly praised by the audiences as well as the critics.


Following the movie, Black Panther also appeared in Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame to help the other Avengers fight the mad titan Thanos. Later the Wakandan King was also set to appear in a sequel to the 2018 movie but unfortunately, we lost the Message From The King actor to Colon Cancer, and the next Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will re-establish the character of Black Panther although there’s no news about it yet.

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Chadwick Boseman received Emmy Nomination:


Chadwick Boseman received an Emmy Nomination for his role in the What If…? series. This shows that Boseman’s legacy persists long after his death still few fans are unhappy with it as they don’t think that the Animated show had anything remarkable in it and though the late actor has always aced the role still it’s not Emmy-worthy.




It is evident that although he was a great star and loved by all, they are not happy as they think it mostly as a “pity nomination”  and not something special.

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The Emmy Nominations bring the Heath Ledger back:

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Heath Ledger won an Oscar for The Dark Knight

Quite unfortunately Chadwick Boseman’s Emmy Nomination has led some people to compare it with The Dark Knight fame Heath Ledger’s Oscar moment. But it can’t be overlooked that Heath Ledger’s world-class performance as the insane Joker is even out of comparison. Comparing it with What If is purely irrelevant and it demeans the Late actor’s performance.

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You can watch all the episodes of What If? on Disney+


Written by Subham Mandal

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Subham Mandal is currently working as a content writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. He has written more than 1000 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.