Chadwick Boseman’s Family Hits Back At Oscar Snub Reports

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The late actors family is attempting to squash a growing controversy, claiming he was snubbed at the Oscars.

Chadwick Boseman’s family has urged fans to hold off their criticism of Oscars bosses following Sunday’s ceremony.

The late star was nominated for the Best Actor prize for his performance in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” but lost out to “The Father” leading man Anthony Hopkins.

And while fans of the “Black Panther” star were outraged by the result, Chadwick’s brother Derrick Boseman told TMZ he believes the result was fair.

Sharing his congratulations to Anthony, he added: “I’m sure (Anthony) would (do the same) if Chad won.”

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On Monday, “Silence of the Lambs” star Anthony responded to the win in a video posted to his Instagram page, after he was asleep in his native Wales when his big win was announced.

“Here I am in my homeland in Wales,” he began. “At 83 years of age, I did not expect to get this award, I really didn’t. I’m very grateful to the Academy. Thank you.

“I want to pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman, who was taken from us far too early. Again, thank you all very much. I really did not expect this, I feel very privileged and honored, thank you.”