Movie Fans Enraged With Academy Awards For Putting A ‘Chadwick Boseman NFT’ In The Gift Bags

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The Academy of Arts and Sciences included a Chadwick Boseman NFT in their “Everyone Wins” swag bag by Distinctive Assets, and needless to say, movie fans from all walks of life were less than thrilled with the idea, especially following the shock of Boseman losing the Best Actor race to Anthony Hopkins. Boseman, who went into the night as the heavy betting favorite to take home the prize for Best Actor, passed away back in August following a private, four-year battle with colon cancer.

Now, while the NFT — which was part of the “Everyone Wins” swag bag that was given out during the Oscars — will auction off with proceeds going to the Colon Cancer Foundation, only HALf of the proceeds will be going to charity. According to artist Andrew Oshea, the NFT has a “buy now” price of $1.2 million. The auction began on on Sunday night and will continue through Tuesday.

Following the conclusion of the Oscars ceremony, which saw Anthony Hopkins take home the prize for Best Actor over Chadwick Boseman, enraged fans took to Twitter to express their disgust with the Academy turning Boseman into a piece of a gift bag without, at the very least, giving him a posthumous Academy Award.

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To try and defend the Hopkins victory for a second, though, it’s not as if the Best Actor race was the only surprise of the night, as Frances McDormand also upset Carey Mulligan in the Best Actress category. Still, regardless of whether he won Best Actor or not, something about giving away an NFT of his face in a “swag bag” just feels disgustingly hollow.

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