Angela Bassett. The actress, who always delivers stellar performances on both the small and big screen, made history Tuesday, winning the Golden Globe for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” A first-ever: For a Marvel performance in the acting category of best supporting actress in a film.
In a sequined silver halter gown, Bassett accepted the award for her role as Queen Ramonda. The Black Panther sequel was moving in that the absence of Chadwick Boseman (King T’Challa) was something the cast and moviegoers felt.
Bassett spoke on what the loss meant to her and the “Wakanda Forever” cast and crew and how they honored the legacy of Boseman.
“We mourned, we loved, we healed and we were surrounded each and every day by the light and the spirit of Chadwick Boseman,” said Bassett. “We have joy in knowing that with this historic ‘Black Panther’ series, it is part of his legacy he helped lead us to, we showed the world what black unity, leadership and love looks like beyond, behind and in front of the camera.”
For her Marvel fans, Bassett thanked them for “embracing these characters and showing us so much love.” Adding, “We just made history with this nomination and with this award. It belongs to all of you and all of us,” she said.
This is not Bassett’s first Golden Globe. She previously won for lead actress in a film, comedy, or musical for her convincing portrayal of Tina Turner in the 1993 biopic “What’s Love Got to Do with It.”
Congratulations Angela Bassett!
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