Angela Bassett was the first actor to win the Golden Globe Award for an MCU movie. She won the Golden Globe for best supporting actress in a film for her role in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, hence the first award for Marvel Studios. Angela Bassett played the role of Queen Ramonda in both movies, who is Black Panther’s mother.
Angela Bassett has also been nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, making it the second nomination for MCU movies and the only actor to get the nod from Marvel Studios.
Angela Bassett Gets Nominated For 95th Academy Awards
On 24th January 2023, Angela Bassett got nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Black Panther 2. Though there were many blockbuster movies released, Black Panther 2 was undoubtedly one of the best movies of 2022. Bassett has already won the Golden Globe Award, and the Critics Choice Award and even has an Oscars nod, which is to be held on March 13, 2023.
Angela Bassett as Queen Ramonda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
As Queen Ramonda, Angela Bassett had to hold down the fort with the help of her daughter Shuri, played by Letitia Wright, in the wake of her son T’Challa’s death, played by the late Chadwick Boseman, who unfortunately passed away in August 2020. She also added that the loss of Chadwick Boseman transformed her role from acting to portraying a mother who lost her son.
Award-Winning Role in Black Panther 2
Angela Bassett shared that the role of Queen Ramonda was not particularly easy to play. She further shared that the stunts were not easy to shoot and her character was also heavy as she had to portray multiple emotions, keeping the people around her safe. In the movie, she died protecting Riri Williams, and though the scene was very hard for some people to watch, it was very beautifully played.
Black Panther 2 became 2022’s sixth highest-grossing movie with a worldwide collection of over $840 million at the box office with a production cost of only $250 million if compared to the return. The movie has already won 3 awards, 2 for Best Supporting Actress and another for Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Costume Design, with seemingly more on the way.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is available in theatres and will be available for streaming on Disney+ from February 1, 2023.