African American Hollywood actress, Angela Bassett, has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress. This is for her portrayal of Queen Ramonda in the movie Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Bassett over the years of being an actress is revered as one of the greatest in her generation.
29 years ago she was nominated for Best Actress Oscar for playing the role of Tina Turner in the movie, “What’s Love Got to Do with It”. This made her the first black actress nominated for an award in the 1990s.
With her most recent nomination, Angela becomes the fourth black actress to receive more than one acting Oscar nomination. This also makes her the first person ever nominated for a performance in a Marvel movie.
Bassett has also won two Golden Globe Awards, for the aforementioned films and has been nominated for seven Primetime Emmy Awards. In 2002, Film historian Donald Bogle had said
[She] very much reminds me of Joan Crawford and Bette Davis , women who commanded your attention in a film even when their mouths were closed.”
Lena Waithe in 2017 also opined that;
[She] is a freaking legend. Without [her], there is no Viola Davis. Without [her], there is no Halle Berry. She’s the one who came in and did things Meryl Steep was doing, as a Black actress.”
I personally hope Angela Bassett wins the award and wish her the very best in her endeavour as an actress.