"When the nominations came out and there was even the possibility that Chadwick could win posthumously, our feeling was if he were to win and his widow were to speak on his behalf, there would be nowhere to go after that," Soderbergh said. "So we stuck with it."
He went on to say that while producers weren't necessarily expecting Boseman to win, they had to account for the possibility that he could.
"That would have been such a shattering moment, that to come back after that would have been just impossible," he said.
And when asked if he and the other producers might reconsider their decision not to allow virtual acceptance speeches at the ceremony, Soderbergh simply said: "No."