Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is hitting theaters all over the world this week, and fans are ecstatic about Angela Bassett’s performance. The actress became part of the MCU in 2018 as Queen Ramonda of Wakanda and mother of Chadwick Boseman’s King T’Challa and Letitia Wright’s Princess Shuri.
Bassett reprised her role in the sequel, this time playing a more significant part after King T’Challa’s absence in the film following Boseman’s tragic passing in 2020. The official trailer alone showcased her emotional scenes which created a buzz across social media. Fans speculated her performance could win an Oscar.
Black Panther 2’s Angela Bassett Talks About Oscar Nomination Rumors
In her interview with Variety, Angela Bassett spoke about the circulating rumors regarding her performance and an Oscar prize awaiting. She is clearly surprised and honored, but the actress cleared things up:
“You don’t do these kinds of projects for the awards. I appreciate the buzz on it because I know that it doesn’t really come from these big superhero movie franchises.”
Based on her statement, she is not expecting any awards because let’s face it, actors do not usually join superhero movies to earn prestigious accolades. But, seeing her deliver an exemplary performance had fans campaigning for her name at the Academy Awards.
It is not the first time an MCU movie has been nominated for an Oscar. Black Panther was named Best Picture, and this could be the first time a cast member from Marvel will have the honor of receiving an award for their performance in a superhero film.
Fans Praise Angela Bassett For Her Oscar-Worthy Performance
The early screening reviews gave fans the assurance of witnessing another epic blockbuster show from Marvel Studios, and with it comes the actors’ outstanding delivery. Bassett has been highly praised among other cast members, so it is not impossible for her to take home a prize.
Fans’ reactions to Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s worldwide premiere is consistent with the early reviews. All we see now is a promising future for a Marvel movie to receive yet another prominent accolade. Check out what fans have to say on Twitter:
Omg Wakanda Forever was so good. Please give Ms Angela Bassett all the awards now.
— Virago-A-Go-Go to the polls🖖🏻🍩♓🐟🐇😷🕎💉💉💉💉 (@ViragoX) November 10, 2022
After watching Black Panther: Wakanda Forever I hope Angela Bassett gets an Oscar. I thought the UN scene did it, but the throne room dialogue scene did it for me. She deserves an Oscar for that speech she gave to ______. Best movie of phase 4 and definitely top 5 MCU overall. pic.twitter.com/FZV2lp8aa6
— doja moo (@imacowigomoo) November 11, 2022
— ❤️THE SCARLET RED❤️ (@THESCARLETRED1) November 11, 2022
Wow. I’m speechless.
Ryan Coogler and company did the impossible. The acting is out of this world. Angela Bassett – OSCAR WORTHY. This film touches on grief, vengeance and so much more. All the emotions. I adore this film.
— Michael Bish (@MichaelBish_) November 11, 2022
— MBali 💫 (@TheJessieWoo) November 11, 2022
The level of effort and hard work that the cast and crew exerted to bring the much-awaited sequel of Black Panther to life will hopefully pay off at the box office. The cast members have been vocal about their devotion to the movie in honor of Boseman and his efforts in making this franchise possible.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is now showing in theaters worldwide.