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Angela Bassett made history securing Marvel’s first acting Oscar nomination



Angela Bassett, who was born on August 16, 1958, will be remembered as one of the greatest actors to have ever lived.

Her talent is undeniable, as evidenced by her legendary performances in What’s Love Got to Do With It? and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, including her most recent one as Queen Ramonda.

She became the first Black person, first woman, and first Marvel Studios actor to be recognized for a performance in a comic book adaptation on Tuesday after earning a best supporting actress nomination for the 95th Academy Awards for her work as Queen Ramonda.

This morning is a little extra special in the Bassett Vance household with news of my Oscar nomination,” Bassett told CNN.

“What has drawn me to each of the women I’ve portrayed throughout my career is their strength, compassion, resilience, and power.

Wakanda Forever’s Queen Ramonda is a character that touched my spirit because she is a mother and a leader who must care for her grieving nation as much as she cares for her family in mourning.

Ramonda is a love letter that reflects and acknowledges what we women do everyday.”

Although it’s Bassett’s second Oscar nomination, the first taking place 29 years ago for best actress for 1993’s Tina Turner biopic “What’s Love Got to Do With It?”, the feeling is still the same!

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Bassett expressed her gratitude to the Academy for including her among such a talented group of performers.

Bassett claimed that she had no trouble using her own sorrow over Boseman’s passing for Variety’s November 2022 cover story on “Wakanda Forever.”

Use it, she commanded. Make it useful in some way. You are going through it. Don’t feel guilty about it. Life entails it.

My love, or the justice I demand, want, seek, or desire, is evident in the tears you see

Angela Bassett

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