Hollywood has experienced many losses in recent months, but the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards are ensuring that the legacies of Chadwick Boseman, Norm Macdonald, and Jessica Walter live on. On Tuesday morning, all three stars received posthumous Emmy nominations and have a chance to win a final award in September.
Chadwick Boseman, who died of colon cancer in August 2020, received a posthumous nomination for Outstanding Character Voiceover for his work in animated Disney+ series What If...?, in which he voices his iconic Black Panther character T’Challa.
Comedian and actor Norm Macdonald earned his first-ever Emmy nomination for Outstanding Variety Special. His pre-recorded stand-up special, titled Nothing Special, was Macdonald's final work before he passed away from cancer at the age of 61 in August 2021.
Jessica Walter, known for playing Lucille Bluth on Arrested Development, received a posthumous nomination for her voiceover work on the FX animated series Archer. Walter played Malory Archer on the long-running series since it debuted in 2009 and was nominated last year in the same category. The actor died in March 2021 at the age of 80.
The 74th Emmy Awards air Monday, September 12 on NBC and Peacock.
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